The group includes many big-time Democratic donors such as Gail Furman, trial lawyer Guy Saperstein and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.When your income is in the tens of millions, giving up the lower tax rate is no big deal. But what if your adjusted income is over a million dollars but considerably south of the stratospheric, and you're a small businessman and you're trying to grow your company and add new jobs? Maybe you're also trying to put your kids through school and pay for the upkeep of an elderly parent. The impact is a little different. And frankly, how do we know that these bozos haven't sheltered most of their income from taxes, anyway? Publish your tax returns, "patriots", and let's see how much you're actually paying.
Here's my suggestion: If these rich leftists really want to feed leviathan, let them elect to give as much of their money as they want to the federal government, and leave everybody else's the hell alone. To the extent that many of them financed the very Democratic politicians who created our fiscal nightmare, I'd say it's the least they can do.