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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    There are 375,000 people in America who earn more than US$1 million per year and yet just 45 of them had the courage and patriotism to ask the President to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire.

    I salute them for putting the love of their country over their pocketbook.

    If only more Americans would do the same.

    Dear Mr President,

    We are writing to urge you to stand firm against those who would put politics ahead of their country.

    For the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you allow tax cuts on incomes over $1,000,000 to expire at the end of this year as scheduled.

    We make this request as loyal citizens who now or in the past earned an income of $1,000,000 per year or more.

    We have done very well over the last several years. Now, during our nation’s moment of need, we are eager to do our fair share. We don’t need more tax cuts, and we understand that cutting our taxes will increase the deficit and the debt burden carried by other taxpayers. The country needs to meet its financial obligations in a just and responsible way.

    Letting tax cuts for incomes over $1,000,000 expire, is an important step in that direction.

    Sincerely,
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    Ian, if you were to tax every millionair in this country at 100%, it would only be enough money to run the government for about 6 months

    If you were to take all of their money and assets it would be enough to run the government for about 9 months.

    The number of corporate jet owners that benefit from tax shelters is 40

    Donald Trump recently spent 100 million or so to refurbish his private jet. Wonder how many craftsmen, technicians, mechanics and so forth benefited from that overhaul? Damn the rich, selfish bastards.

    So yes, screw them more because we don't really need companies to build corporate jets, or yachts, mansions, luxery automobiles and all that other crap that rich people buy that keeps hundreds of thousands of people working. Shut them all down and let everyone get on the gov'ment dole.

    Markets down 1300 this week............be afraid, be very afraid. consumer confidence, in the toilet
    investor confidence, in the toilet

    We have problems that are in the trillions of dollars. The few billion generated by putting the screws to the rich ain't gonna be a drop in the bucket.
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    Not just the millionaires Tom. Those earning over $250k a year should also pay a fairer share of the burden.

    We'd narrow the deficit in no time. Without harming essential services for the poor.

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