Congressional millionaires reluctant to raise their own taxes

As our good members of Congress debate budget cuts in order to raise the debt ceiling, I just discovered why debating the elimination of the Bush tax cuts are a no-go. Almost half of the members —261, to be exact — are millionaires. If the vote comes up to tax individuals making over $200,000 or families making over $250,000 — the top 2 percent of income earners — just how do you think that's going to go? They are among the wealthiest people in America. These figures don't even include federal financial disclosures that don't require members of Congress to report certain assets such as personal residences. The House vote expected Tuesday centers on a GOP plan known as "cut, cap, and balance." I guess as long as they don't cut any of their money it's OK?

David Gosey, Towson

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