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"Tax And Donate" Democrats

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"Tax And Donate" Democrats
I just love California Republican congressman John Campbell. First I've heard of him, actually. But yesterday, in the House, he introduced his "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Act," to amend the tax code to allow individuals to make donations to the federal government beyond their normal tax liability.

From the WSJ's op-ed page:

We recently suggested that if Bill and Hillary Clinton are eager to pay more taxes, they should write a personal check to the U.S. Treasury to compensate for the lower tax rates they so frequently decry.

...Mr. Campbell says he has heard the "cries" of those wealthy Americans - Mrs. Clinton, Warren Buffett, Barbra Streisand - who reject the lower tax rates passed in 2001 and 2003 and complain that they and their fellow rich don't pay enough. "It's a great injustice that citizens wishing to fulfill their dream of paying more taxes cannot simply check a box on their 1040 form to make a donation," he says. His bill would give liberals a chance to salve their consciences without having to raise taxes on millions of Americans who already feel overtaxed as it is.