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Group of Millionaires to SupComm: Tax Me

Grover Norquist, president of a taxpayer advocacy group, Americans for Tax Reform, center, meets with a group of millionaires discuss issues related to the debt supercommittee, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Washington.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

November 15, 2011

The 1 percent -- so vilified recently by the Occupy Wall Street movement -- apparently includes some that share the views of the thousands squatting in parks around the country.

A small group of people who make over $1 million each year will be on the Hill tomorrow, speaking with lawmakers and others about what they see as the need for people like them to pay higher taxes.

Following a meeting with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a press conference, the roughly 20 millionaires will launch a day of meetings with lawmakers and their staffs, including most of the members of the Super Committee and even some Tea Party Caucus members.

"We felt it was critical to talk to both sides," said Erica Payne, an organizer for the group of activists who call themselves the Patriotic Millionaires. The members coming to Washington for Wednesday's lobby day include former Google employees, venture capitalists and tech leaders.

The Patriotic Millionaires will be filming many of their meetings on Wednesday and hope to use the footage to rally support for higher taxes on the wealthy. They're also considering taking out ads, Payne said.

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