Beware of billionaires claiming they want to pay more in taxes

This is a must read for anyone following the super-rich who portray themselves as selfless do-gooders who want to be taxed more: Hey, Warren, put all your money where your mouth is « Hot Air.

First, let’s state the obvious: These folks have been free to send in extra money to the government.  No one is stopping them.  Did they take advantage of that?  Apparently not.

Did you notice how they didn’t propose this novel idea when they were “just” millionaires?

Did you notice how they use all sorts of ways to avoid taxes?  I don’t object to that, of course, as long as they play by the rules.  What I do object to is them pleading for someone to please, please tax them now!

Did you notice how this might just hurt their competition more than it hurts them?

Do you think they might find ways to avoid these increased taxes?

Don’t let these guys fool you into believing they are being altruistic.

Also see When “I can” Becomes “You Must.” These “altrustic” types who want to take other people’s money to solve a problem have the ability to solve it themselves.  Just write those checks, guys!

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5 thoughts on “Beware of billionaires claiming they want to pay more in taxes”

  1. Maybe we should stop talking about what is “fair” for people to pay and start talking about what the government needs to perform its enumerated, limited constitutional duties and the best way to get that money.

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