Forty New York millionaires are asking the governor to do something utterly unexpected.
In the "spirit of shared sacrifice," they want the state to raise their taxes to combat poverty and repair infrastructure for one simple reason: they can afford to pay more, the Washington Post reported.
And if that wasn't enough, this group of millionaires, which includes a fourth-generation Rockefeller and a Disney, want working class families' tax rates lowered. The group's intention was clear.
"We can well afford to pay our current taxes, and we can afford to pay even more…. Everyone does better when everyone does better."
In an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the contingent of one-percenters asked for Cuomo and legislators to replace a temporary millionaires tax with a permanent measure to raise their taxes. However, as New York grapples over its 2016-17 budget, GOP lawmakers already crushed hopes that the request would be enacted.