This is not a joke. There is a group of almost 200 millionaires who have been lobbying the federal government to raise revenue and reduce the deficit by taking more of their money:
Nearly 200 millionaires have signed a letter asking congressional Republicans to consider healing budget gaps with increased revenue — in particular, higher taxes on millionaires — instead of just reduced spending.The group is coordinated by the Agenda Project, a New York think tank, and Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders and wealthy people that promotes “fair and adequate taxation” to support the economy.
How inspiring. Good for them.