Friday, November 18, 2011


By Travis Waldron/Think Progress

Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, a group of millionaires advocating for higher taxes on the wealthy and an end to the Bush tax cuts, met with Congressional leaders yesterday in Washington. But they also met with anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist, and according to one of the millionaires, the group told him that if he’s so opposed to taxation, he should move to Somalia, the Huffington Post reports. Eric Schoenberg, member of the millionaires group, told HuffPo that he asked Norquist if he’d be willing to sign a pledge forgoing all benefits paid for by tax dollars. “And he said, ‘If I don’t have to pay any taxes for it, I would forgo all those things!’” Schoenberg said. “To which my response was, ‘Well there’s an easy way to do that, move to Somalia!’” Norquist told HuffPo that Somalia’s problem, however, was that it had “a whole bunch of governments…compet[ing] to be in charge of pushing you around.”
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