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Ultra-Millionaire' Tax Proposed By Warren And Other Progressives

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Monday, March 1, 2021 8:35 PM

SIGNYM

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Ultra-Millionaire' Tax Proposed By Warren And Other Progressives

In a move that surely won't send hundreds of billions of US dollars offshore, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Pramila Jaypal (D-WA) and Brendan Boyle (PA) have proposed an "Ultra Millionaire" tax, which would siphon 2% of the annual value of households and trusts valued at between $50 million and $1 billion. Wealth over $1 billion would be taxed at 3%.

This would mean House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would cough up roughly $2.25 million per year on her estimated $114 million net worth. Congress's wealthiest person, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) would owe $4.3 million per year. Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man (again), would owe $5.5 billion per year, while many others on the world's wealthiest list also reside in the United States and would cumulatively owe tens of billions more.

According to Americans for Tax Fairness, the plan would have raised $114 billion in 2020 from the country's 650 billionaires.
Richest people in the world (globally)

On Monday, the lawmakers said the act would create a "fairer" economy.

"The ultra-rich and powerful have rigged the rules in their favor so much that the top 0.1% pay a lower effective tax rate than the bottom 99%, and billionaire wealth is 40% higher than before the COVID crisis began," said Warren. "A wealth tax is popular among voters on both sides for good reason: because they understand the system is rigged to benefit the wealthy and large corporations."

How about ... UN-rigging the system, Elizabeth?

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Monday, March 1, 2021 10:27 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I don't believe Mr. Buffet proposed that.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:53 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Bezos could just buy a house in Puerto Rico and call it his homestead. In the rare event he'd ever need to do anything here in person he'd be a quick flight away.

Don't these idiots realize that the people they're trying to penalize have the means to easily dodge this tax?



Funny that JSF responded the way he did. My first thought was Warren Buffet when reading the title.


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