I knew that there were people like these millionaires that existed and this article proves my point. They are no longer satisfied with the definition offered by others, they stand to define themselves.
“More than 40 of the nation’s millionaires have joined Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength to ask President Obama to discontinue the tax breaks established for them during the Bush administration , as Salon reports .” “For the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you allow tax cuts on incomes over $1,000,000 to expire at the end of this year as scheduled,” their website states . “We make this request as loyal citizens who now or in the past earned an income of $1,000,000 per year or more.” “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.” “The list remains open to millionaires who want to sign” (Hartman-Rose, Rachel, 11/19/2010, The Ticket, Millionaires to Obama: Tax us, Retrieved from www.news.yahoo.com ).
For anyone to read this article and not feel so inspired and so proud to burst into cheers, is probably a die-hard Republican and so filled with opposition to this administration that nothing can stir their soul. These millionaires are standing up and rolling up their sleeves to work side by side with the middle class as well as the poor of this nation. They are no longer happy with just watching who they are being represented by a group that doesn’t really know them at all. They are saying here we are and here’s where we stand. We stand with over ninety (90) percent of Americans who want this nation to succeed.
I remember how I felt during the ceremony declaring me a U.S. Marine and how I felt each and every time I put on that uniform. What I feel now, after reading this article is just as strong. To know that there are Americans such as this group willing to pay their share and pull their own weight makes me so very proud to exist in the same universe as they. Thank you Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength and May God bless all of you.