Rich people WANT their taxes raised
I’ve been telling your for a while that rich people want their taxes raised otherwise they wouldn’t vote Democratic.
It’s pretty stupid of the Republican party to fight for lower taxes for the rich who vote Democratic and who have now come out in favor of higher taxes for themselves.
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The letter clearly states that they want the state to have more money by raising taxes only on the very highest of incomes, it’s not some scam to lower their own taxes while raising taxes for middle-class people.
Commenter Aric writes in defense of rich people who have been accused of hypocrisy for not donating money to the government if they want the government to have more money:
[T]here is nothing suspicious about calling for higher taxes while not donating to the government. They rightly believe that if they want to improve the world, their money could do more good through the right charity than through the government. Even if they thought the government is the best place to donate to, it would be an inconsequential amount. The coercion of taxes is necessary to raise enough money. There is nothing hypocritical about calling for higher taxes while paying the minimum tax you are legally required to pay. Just like I don’t see a problem with calling for changes to trade laws to protect American jobs while running a business that imports large quantities of products. As players we play the game with the rules that exist, but we should also try to change the rules to make a better society.