Patriotic Millionaires

The Patriotic Millionaires are a group of individuals making over $1M a year who are petitioning to increase taxes for wealthy Americans. The back and forth between this group and Sen. Orrin Hatch, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee is facepalm-inducing.

From the Millionaires’ web site:

Our country has been good to us. It provided a foundation through which we could succeed. Now, we want to do our part to keep that foundation strong so that others can succeed as we have.

Hatch’s response:

All those rich, liberal democrats who are eager to pay higher taxes can do just that. They can write a check to the IRS and make an extra payment on their tax return to pay down the federal debt. The option is right there at the bottom of their tax return.

What an asshat. This is the kind of thing that makes me want to pull out whatever hair I have left. If this keeps up we’re simply going to get run over as a country.

I appreciated John Stewart’s take on the same issue:

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