Republicans in Congress have pledged their lives to Grover Norquist and his efforts to protect the rich. Norquist managed to get just about all the Republicans in Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes on the rich. And although the economy needs all the help it can get, Norquist and his Republican goons are sticking to their pledge, thus, sticking it to the American people.
But even the rich is seeing through the Vail of deception perpetrated by the Republicans and their pretense of patriotism, and their willingness to see the economy crash and burn for political reasons. And they, the rich, have come to save the day.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more.
They had a little trouble getting in. It turns out there are procedures, even for the really rich.
But once inside, their message was embraced by liberals and tolerated by some conservatives — including the ideological leader of anti-tax lawmakers, who had some advice for them, too.
“If you think the federal government can spend your money better than you can, then by all means” pay more in taxes than you owe, said Grover Norquist, of Americans for Tax Reform, a group that has gotten almost all congressional Republicans to pledge to vote against tax hikes. The IRS should have a little line on the form where people can donate money to the government, he suggested, “just like the tip line on a restaurant receipt.”
One of the millionaires suggested that if Norquist wanted low taxes and less government, “Renounce your American citizenship and move to Somalia where they don’t collect any tax.”