Group of Over 400 Millionaires and Billionaires Tell U.S. Congress to Raise Taxes on Them Instead of Cutting Them

Cutting important public services for tax cuts has long been the twisted plan of congressional Republicans. Higher taxes on large corporations and the wealthy comes in at 70 percent support in the U.S. for a reason.

More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week urging Republican lawmakers not to cut their taxes.

The wealthy Americans — including doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and chief executives — say the GOP is making a mistake by reducing taxes on the richest families at a time when the nation’s debt is high and inequality is back at the worst level since the 1920s.

The letter calls on Congress not to pass any tax bill that “further exacerbates inequality” and adds to the debt. Instead of petitioning tax cuts for the wealthy, the letter tells Congress to raise taxes on rich people like them. It is being released publicly this week, as Republicans debate legislation that would add $1.5 trillion to the debt to pay for widespread tax cuts for businesses and individuals.