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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Patriotic Millionaires Challenge Carried Interest Top Lobbyist To Public Debate

Patriotic Millionaires Challenge Carried Interest Top Lobbyist To Public Debate

Today, Morris Pearl, Chair of the Board of the Patriotic Millionaires, challenged Michael Sommers of PEGCC to a public debate on the carried interest tax loophole, the policy which allows fund managers to pay a lower tax rate than most other Americans.

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Boehner Right-Hand Man Mike Sommers Carries (Industry) Interest on Carried Interest

Boehner Right-Hand Man Mike Sommers Carries (Industry) Interest on Carried Interest

Last week, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council announced Mike Sommers, former Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House John Boehner, as its incoming president and CEO. The trade association has been at the center of a battle over the carried interest loophole, a ridiculous rule in our tax code that allows managers of private investment funds to pay capital gains rates on money they earn managing other people’s money.

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Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home! (TEDx Talk)

Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home! (TEDx Talk)

In this new TEDx Talk, Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Myer fortune invites the planet’s wealthy to “come home” – not withdraw - and humbly invest in building resilient and healthy communities. He urges his fellow wealthy to join networks like the Patriotic Millionaires to advocate for tax fairness, living wages and a campaign finance system that reduces the influence of big money and politics.

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Pearls of Wisdom: What Do You Do When You Have A Debt You Don't Want To Pay?

Pearls of Wisdom: What Do You Do When You Have A Debt You Don't Want To Pay?

Just donate a few tens of thousands of dollars to a Senator and then when he reaches out to extend his thanks, explain to him the grave injustice to which the bank is subjecting you to, and explain how it could all be made right by just adding one harmless little non-controversial paragraph to the Trust Indenture Act.

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Pearls of Wisdom: A Response to Billionaire Bonanza

Pearls of Wisdom: A Response to Billionaire Bonanza

In a report entitled Billionaire Bonanza released December 2, my fellow Patriotic Millionaire Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie of the Institute for Policy Studies detailed the extreme and growing level of wealth inequality in America. The results truly scared me and you should be scared too, whether you are part of the 99% or part of the 1%.

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