Wanted to make sure you all saw this NPR article debunking the GOP claim that the millionaires surtax would place an undue burden on job creators. So who exactly is doing the debunking? The very millionaires the GOP is currently trying to protect at all costs.
Key Points: “Ever since the idea of the surtax was introduced weeks ago, Republicans in Congress have railed against it, arguing that it is a direct hit on small-business owners and other job creators…We wanted to talk to business owners who would be affected. So, NPR requested help from numerous Republican congressional offices, including House and Senate leadership. They were unable to produce a single millionaire job creator for us to interview.”
“So we went to the business groups that have been lobbying against the surtax. Again, three days after putting in a request, none of them was able to find someone for us to talk to.”
“…So next we put a query on Facebook. And several business owners who said they would be affected by the ‘millionaires surtax’ responded.”
"It's not in the top 20 things that we think about when we're making a business hire," said Ian Yankwitt, who owns Tortoise Investment Management.”
Read the full article here.