Growing inequality is “ripping the country apart” – but the Patriotic Millionaires have a solution

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples

Have you heard of the Patriotic Millionaires? You might have, because they recently spoke at a number of events across Kentucky. And their message? Tax the rich!

Yep, you heard it right: this group of millionaires and multi-millionaires want to pay MORE taxes – because the alternative is the continued destruction of our nation’s fabric due to rising inequality.

Here is my interview with Erica Payne, the president of the group, and Morris Pearl, one of the founders. There’s a lot here, but I’ll drop one more tidbit from the interview:

If you make $100,000 working, you will pay $9,000 in taxes. If Morris Pearl makes the same $100k on his investments, he pays ZERO taxes. Think it’s time for a change?

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)


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