In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden explores the disconnect between arguments in Congress over taxes and the many offers of millionaires willing to pay higher taxes. While politicians endlessly debate the value of lowering or raising taxes, the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength group wrote to President Obama and Congress to raise taxes on those who make more than $1 million annually. Also cited are tax lawyers--those helping the wealthy find and take advantage of tax loopholes--who state that in order to help stabilize the economy, "The goal that Congress ought to have is to put as many of us (tax lawyers) out of business as possible." Professor Borden agrees with both, opining, "Perhaps in this, our time of need, we, as a country, should graciously accept the millionaires' and tax lawyer's offers and raise taxes on the super-wealthy and close the loopholes they enjoy."
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