Manchin says everyone in U.S. who has been 'blessed and prospered' should pay 'patriotic tax'

October 27, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participates in a discussion with billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein, President of The Economic Club of Washington in Washington, U.S., October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said on Wednesday that people in the United States who have been "blessed and prospered" should pay a "patriotic tax" of 15% if they ended up with zero tax liability.

Manchin, speaking to reporters, said he supported everyone paying their fair share and did not like to target different people.

(Changes headline and lead to show tax would be targeted at wealthy Americans)

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann, writing by Chris Gallagher, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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