Biden: Wealthy Paying Higher Taxes is Patriotic
by TomP, Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 07:23:38 AM EDT
Finally someone says it. If you can die for your country out of patriotism, maybe paying taxes is part of the deal.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. The Republican campaign for president calls the tax increases their Democratic opponents propose "painful" instead of patriotic.
"We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people," Biden said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."
For too long, many wealthy people have selfishly asked working folks to die for America, but refused to do their part. No more.