They also say paying estate tax isn’t a bad thing. Sorry, Chuck Grassley.
The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of wealthy advocates for "less political influence for those whose sole credential is the ability to pay for it."
American conservatives love to say that raising the minimum wage is a "job killer." They like to cite figures from the Congressional Budget Office that suggest the country would lose 500,000 jobs if the minimum wage was raised. For a while there, their boogieman worked.
As minimum wage ballot initiatives and legislative action sweep the country -- as the people take back their power and use it to make sure hardworking friends and family can afford their basic needs -- it will become increasingly clear that action on raising the national minimum wage cannot wait.
If we are a moral people, we must move to raise the minimum wage. This is our first order of business: to raise the wage to $15 an hour and secure the floor so that it is not devalued by inflation.
If the top 1 percent of New Yorkers dig a little bit deeper into their pockets, 50,000 more four-year-olds would receive full day Pre-K education and 120,000 middle school students would have access to after-school programs.
Berger, 64, is a major donor to liberal causes and the Democratic party, which he would like to prevail in its effort to
Americans don't like debt, including bills owed by their government. It weighs on them, even when it's to create jobs and speed recovery. That's why there was a deficit Super Committee. But for the majority of millionaires, incurring debt does not evoke anxiety.
[Norquist] raised an issue we get all the time which is, 'Well there's nothing stopping you guys from paying higher taxes
The Millionaires also argue that Hatch is missing the point. "I'm a millionaire," said member Dal LaMang, co-managing partner