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‘Raise My Taxes’ Plea Backed By Progressive Group

September 29, 2011 by  

‘Raise My Taxes’ Plea Backed By Progressive Group

A California millionaire on Monday asked President Barack Obama to “please, raise my taxes” at a town-hall meeting. A progressive group, The Agenda Project, has now taken credit for his remarks.

As Obama told the group about the collective benefits of his new jobs proposal and the positive effect he believes the “Buffet” rule will have on the country, Doug Edwards — self-proclaimed retired millionaire — asked the President to raise the taxes of wealthy Americans.

“Will you please raise my taxes?” the man said. “It kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of the tax cuts that have been benefiting so many of us for so long.”

A group of wealthy Americans has joined forces with the Agenda Project as an offshoot organization called Patriotic Millionaires. Erica Payne heads up the group.

“Doug and his fellow Patriotic Millionaires are pounding Washington leaders to do the right thing for the country,” she said on Monday, according to The Hill.

The Agenda Project pushes a number of progressive agendas and paints conservatives as hypocrites. Earlier this month, the group blamed the Tea Party and “Constitutional conservatives” for failing to uphold Constitutional ideals.

“For too long, tea partiers and other so-called ‘constitutional conservatives’ have claimed our Constitution for themselves, all while distorting it and even advocating repeal of many of the progressive Amendments that have made it better,” a website linked to the group reads. “Don’t let self-proclaimed ‘constitutional conservatives’ march us backward to 1789.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Raggs

    Obviously a prop a plant a misguided individual.
    oblama is a total loser and he is looking for any avenue to appease his socialistic welfare grabbing worthless voters.

  • JimH

    I wonder how many of these millionaires who believe the tax cuts should expire, instruct their accountants to figure out what their tax would be without the tax cut.
    They could then write a check for that amount as the IRS wouldn’t turn it down.
    Put YOUR money where YOUR mouth is and leave the rest of us alone.

  • Dan az

    If they took all the money they have including the billionaires it still wouldn’t be enough to put a down payment on what is needed.

  • s c

    BFD, folks. First, we have the Agenda Project (what a half-assed name). Second, we get to hear about a guilt-ridden space cadet who got a scripted chance to ‘atone’ in public. Third, we have an Erica Payne. Get some counseling, Erica.
    Fourth, Obummer wants us to think that Doug Edwards, the space cadet, just materialized out of the blue. Fifth, when someone admits to being a progressive, certain drugs and long-term therapy will help.
    Dougie, if you really care about America, just add up your total wealth, “DONATE” 95% of that figure and send it to Obummer. Then shut up, and go away.
    That one act of self-sacrifice will bring you back to reality. People like you are better off having a job (duh). Retirement has rotted your brain. Any chance that you’re more than just friends with Erica? Some people can handle wealth. Some can’t.
    So how the hell did you get rich enough to hang around losers who programmed you and turned you into an Obummer robot? Only in America.

    • Dan az

      That’s easy,he inherited it.I’m sure he didn’t work for it.

      • Patty

        I found several Dougs out there. I am guessing he is the one that is a Google executive. Google who watches every American on the internet.

  • Patty

    You have ways to donate to the federal government if you feel you are not being taxed enough. So Michael Moore, Buffet, Gates, all of you, put your tax accountants to work on that. Leave me out of your problem and get all of your rich friends to follow in same.


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