Charlie Kirk: Millionaires Asking Congress to Raise Their Taxes Are 'Biggest Hypocrites in the World'
More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires are going to ask Congress not to cut their taxes, according to The Washington Post.
The group, which includes doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and CEOs, plan to send a letter to Congress this week petitioning lawmakers to raise taxes on the wealthy.
"We call on Congress to raise our taxes to bring in additional much-needed revenue and to restore investments to vital services," the letter reads. "Doing so will help create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and ensure America’s economic success. Under no circumstance should tax reform lose revenue, especially to provide tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.
The letter, which was put together by progressive network Responsible Wealth, has been signed by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, fashion designer Eileen Fisher, billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros and philanthropist Steven Rockefeller.
"Meanwhile they're seeking every possible tax deduction they possibly can, in their business, in their personal life, through their foundation," conservative commentator Charlie Kirk said on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co."
He pointed out that Soros just transferred billions of dollars to his nonprofit organization.
"Why not transfer it to the IRS if the government's doing such a great job of helping people?" Kirk said.
He said these millionaires and billionaires are the "biggest hypocrites in the world," because nobody is stopping them from writing bigger checks to the IRS.
"What they're really saying is, 'We want someone else to pay for the social change that we want to see in the world,'" Kirk argued.
Stuart Varney pointed out that the super wealthy have already established big chunks of money that are not taxed.
"They want us - the income earners, the strivers - they want us to pay more, not them. And that's the truth," Varney said.
"They want someone else to pay for their worldview," Kirk said. "And that is exactly what the liberal ideology's all about."
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