Patriotic Millionaires

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    Jul 12, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    If only more of our luckiest and wealthiest Americans would follow their example:

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    Jul 12, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidIf only more of our luckiest and wealthiest Americans would follow their example:



    They already have. Almost all of the wealthiest billionaires from America and other western countries have pledged to give away half of their fortunes to charity. Were you asleep when this happened?

    And this video is such poppycock. They go on here talking about how they want to be taxed more, so why not just volunteer the money? Just tax themselves at the higher rate that they think is fair voluntarily and give it to the government!

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    Jul 12, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Christian73 saidIf only more of our luckiest and wealthiest Americans would follow their example:



    They already have. Almost all of the wealthiest billionaires from America and other western countries have pledged to give away half of their fortunes to charity. Were you asleep when this happened?

    And this video is such poppycock. They go on here talking about how they want to be taxed more, so why not just volunteer the money? Just tax themselves at the higher rate that they think is fair voluntarily and give it to the government!



    Dude- I work in fundraising. I could recite for you all the people who have signed the giving pledge. But philanthropy is not going to pay for infrastructure, welfare, Social Security, etc.

    It's sad that so many on the right who used to speak about patriotism now can't find it with two hands and a flashlight.