Patriotic Millionaires to Congress: Prove They Don’t Own You

Patriotic Millionaires to Congress: Prove They Don’t Own You

Today in a strongly worded letter to House and Senate leadership, the Patriotic Millionaires demanded action on the carried interest loophole saying a vote would offer members “a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the American people that Congress is capable of conducting the people’s business; and that it is not, in fact, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street fund managers and other special interests.”

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Scott Wallace

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Scott Wallace

Unlike the previous Republican administrations’ “laissez faire” style of government, which had let Wall Street run free and crash the economy, this new activist government came down on the side of ordinary working people. It curbed monopolies, regulated the stock market, prescribed minimum wages and working conditions, banned child labor, and empowered unions.

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Patriotic Millionaires' Continued Effort to Close the Carried Interest Loophole

Patriotic Millionaires' Continued Effort to Close the Carried Interest Loophole

This year, the Patriotic Millionaires crafted a campaign that took the fight to close the loophole to the individual states. New York, a financial hub of the US, has become the lead state in this year’s attempts to bypass inaction and see results. There has been resounding support following Senator Klein’s recent endorsement in the New York State Senate.

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Doug Edwards

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Doug Edwards

I talk to my father all the time. At 95, he’s still fighting pork barrel projects in Jacksonville, and writing columns for the weekly paper. And I know he will continue to do so as long as he can breathe, and write, and fight and think. I marvel at how much he has been able to accomplish without having the financial resources available to me. How much more of an obligation do I have, then, to ensure that others have access to the opportunities for success that I have enjoyed?

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Bob Titley

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Bob Titley

In Country Music, you learn to respect all people no matter their position in life. That’s just part and parcel of country culture: good ole southern politeness and hospitality. And then there’s self-interest. The first time I shook hands with Garth Brooks, he was selling boots at a boot store in Brentwood, Tennessee. In Nashville, you never know if your waiter, or a day laborer, or someone sleeping in their car might be the next superstar. You learn to respect everyone, which happens to be a good lesson to learn in life anyway.

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