Millionaires With A Conscience

It looks like a bunch of millionaires are sick and tired of all the tax cut bullshit the Reich-wingers keep blabbering about.  40 of the richest Americans have penned an open letter to President Obama requesting that he let the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans — ie, themselves — expire.  Cuz, ya know, not everyone is a selfish moron.

Uh oh.  FOX and republicans are going to have to find something to counter this with.  I bet they go with the character assassination route, which is always a reliable approach.  And who knows?  If we’re lucky, we’ll see right-wingers call these successful, wealthy capitalists … socialists!  They certainly don’t have a problem doing that with George Soros and God knows these people don’t care about looking stupid, so ….

Will middle-class and poor conservatives finally stop shilling for the wealthy?  Not a chance.

Here’s the letter signed by 40 richie riches.  I suspect many more people will sign the letter in the days to come.

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.

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