#rsrh Raise your own damned taxes.

Nothing is stopping so-called ‘Patriotic Millionaires’ from doing it on their own.  Well, nothing except the minor detail that it’s all the other rich people who should pay extra.  Somehow not enough people are ever ready to voluntarily share in the sacrifice that they’re advocating.  Think I’m being cynical?  Check this out: Massachusetts has a feature where you can voluntarily pay more state taxes on your return. This dates back to 2000, when it was a compromise to get a reduction of the state income tax rate down from 5.85% to 5.3% (it was originally supposed to be 5%).  As of the beginning of April 2011, the state has gotten 1,740,000 tax returns back this year.  Guess how many people are paying the higher rate?


How many Massachusetts residents are cheering on the idea of making the rich pay more?  How many rich Massachusetts residents are cheering on the idea of making the rich pay more?  I’m willing to bet that in either case the number is greater than 862; there are a lot of hypocrites in that state*.

Moe Lane

(Via Hot Air)

*Admittedly, there are a lot of hypocrites in every state, but right now we’re focusing on Massachusetts.

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  • Rev Dr E Buzz says:

    At this point, anyone like these people that come on tv in a fairly coordinated way to suport a pro-government position I’m considering to be bought off.

    Nothing is real.

  • […] Millionaires” who insist that they should pay more taxes. I agree with Moe Lane: “Raise Your Own Damned Taxes.”Contrary to all the class-warfare demagoguery indulged by Democrat and the media (but I repeat […]

  • John says:

    Uh-oh! Here’s a chance to put your money where you mouth is, you “Patriotic Millionaires” you . . .

    How to send a gift to the United States Gov’t: http://www.fms.treas.gov/faq/moretopics_gifts.html


    How do I make a contribution to the U.S. government?

    Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called “Gifts to the United States.” This account was established in 1843 to accept gifts, such as bequests, from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States. Money deposited into this account is for general use by the federal government and can be available for budget needs. These contributions are considered an unconditional gift to the government. Financial gifts can be made by check or money order payable to the United States Treasury and mailed to the address below.

    Gifts to the United States
    U.S. Department of the Treasury
    Credit Accounting Branch
    3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
    Hyattsville, MD 20782


    There. Now you know how to pay as much tax as you want to, even if those mean old Republicans won’t force you to do it.


    I’ll bet not one, NOT ONE, of these assh*les would actually do such a thing. NOT ONE.

  • […] the cliff. These rich left-wingers don’t want that at all. As Moe Lane notes, these folks can send the government as much of their money as they please, but they don’t. If these rich progressives were really lemmings, they wouldn’t be […]

  • herr_kartoffel says:

    Focusing on MA for hypocrisy is like shooting fish in a barrel. I say that with 36 years (and counting) of residency therein.

  • […] Also via Glenn, you gotta love this: “the metastatic growth of a pestiferous bureaucracy.” As an impoverished American — hey, buddy, you wanna try raising six kids on a freelance journalist’s income? — I look on in amusement at the self-described “Patriotic Millionaires” who insist that they should pay more taxes. I agree with Moe Lane: “Raise Your Own Damned Taxes.” […]

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