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Patriotic Millionaires

Show Me (More Than) the Money

Erica Payne | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

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.

Lets NOT Make A Deal On Minimum Wage

Erica Payne | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

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.

Basic Wage, Basic Rights

Erica Payne | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

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.

5 Reasons I'm Okay With Asking the Wealthiest New Yorkers to Pay Just a Little More

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Bill de Blasio

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.

Arthur Delaney

One Percenter Calls For 'Enlightened Self Interest' To Avert Real Class Warfare | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Some conservatives complain it's class warfare to harp on income inequality and to say the rich should pay higher taxes. Philadelphia's Dan Berger, an...

The 1 Percent Indifferent to Their Indebtedness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

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.

Lucia Graves

'Move To Somalia, Grover Norquist': Patriotic Millionaires | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, millionaires who want the government to tax them more, met with foremost anti-tax guru Grove...

Bay Area Millionaires: 'Raise Our Taxes!'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

At last week's Occupy Wall Street San Francisco protest, demonstrators gathered in the Financial District chanting, "Why is life a bitch? 'Cause we do...

Warren Buffett's Call: Tax Wealth for the Common Good

Chuck Collins | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

We now need ten thousand more like Warren Buffett to speak up, people with incomes over $250,000 that know in their hearts that they should pay more.

Why Do We Ignore Millionaires' Offers to Pay More Taxes?

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

While a political battle rages over fixing the federal deficit, simple, but potentially very effective, offers to help solve our problems are going unheeded.

Arthur Delaney

Why Don't Millionaires Who Want Higher Taxes Just Donate Money To The Government? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The self-described Patriotic Millionaires who want the government to close its budget gaps with higher taxes on the rich think it's ridi...

Arthur Delaney

What Millionaires Did With Their Bush Tax Cuts: 'I Built A Dance Floor In My House' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul Egerman isn't certain how many millions he's saved from the tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush administration in the early ...

On Millionaires; Bolsheviks; Greedy, Selfish Bastards; and the President of the United States

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

As pundits argue over President Obama's first two years in office (compromise or capitulation?) and House and Senate members prepare for a new distrib...

The Selfish Rich of the 21st Century

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The rich have paid nothing for the destruction their advocacy has caused. Most sit idly by, letting the Republicans fight their unpatriotic battles. But there is hope.

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...