Billionaires Advocate for Higher Taxes on Wealthy in 1199 SEIU’s New Ad

A new ad debuted from SEIU 1199 today.  The ad features Warren Buffet, Mark Cuban, Stephen King, Bill Gates and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

As Connecticut legislators are in the midst of budget negotiations the new television ad highlights some of the country’s most successful people calling for higher taxes on the rich and increased capital gains tax.  Warren Buffet starts the ad by saying, “People at the high end, people like myself, should be paying a lot more in taxes.  We have it better than we’ve ever had it.”  Mark Cuban goes on to state, “There should not be a differentiation between capital gains and regular income.”  Bill Gates states that having the rich pay more in taxes is “justice.”



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