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posted by janrinok on Thursday January 20, @09:29AM   Printer-friendly
from the yes,-you-read-that-right! dept.

Millionaires ask to pay more tax:

A group of more than 100 of the world's richest people have called on governments to make them pay more tax. The group, named the Patriotic Millionaires, said the ultra-wealthy were not being forced to pay their share towards the global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

"As millionaires, we know that the current tax system is not fair," they said in an open letter. The signatories included Disney heiress Abigail Disney and Nick Hanauer. Mr Hanauer is a US entrepreneur and an early investor in online retail giant Amazon.

"Most of us can say that, while the world has gone through an immense amount of suffering in the last two years, we have actually seen our wealth rise during the pandemic - yet few if any of us can honestly say that we pay our fair share in taxes," the signatories said in the letter to the World Economic Forum.

[...] It said globally, $2.52tn could lift 2.3 billion people out of poverty and make enough vaccines for the world.

Gemma McGough, British entrepreneur and founding member of Patriotic Millionaires, UK said: "For all our well-being - rich and poor alike - it's time we right the wrongs of an unequal world. It's time we tax the rich."

Ms McGough added: "At a time when simply living will cost the average household a further £1,200 a year, our government cannot expect to be trusted if it would rather tax working people than wealthy people.


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20, @10:00AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20, @10:00AM (#1214111)

    Proposal to tax the rich.

    Activate the khallow!

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by PinkyGigglebrain on Thursday January 20, @02:32PM (1 child)

    by PinkyGigglebrain (4458) on Thursday January 20, @02:32PM (#1214156)

    Activate the khallow!

    Shouldn't that be "Release the Khallow!"?

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by fustakrakich on Thursday January 20, @07:13PM

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Thursday January 20, @07:13PM (#1214288) Journal

      I picture him as more of a "Smithers" than a "hound"

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20, @04:47PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20, @04:47PM (#1214217)

    but instead they tax the working class

    IRS taxing side hustles NOT going over well with people
    Louis Rossmann
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHHR7ZYGzmY [youtube.com]

    and it's amazing how the LA times tried to spin this as 'tax the rich' and 'closing the wealth gap' and whatnot. They really have to think that their readers are a bunch of idiots.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20, @09:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20, @09:25PM (#1214350)

    At least khallow is not anti-vax, guess he is serious about being Libertarian and not Republican.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 21, @02:43AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 21, @02:43AM (#1214433)

    Activate the khallow!

    Unhinge the khallow!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 21, @03:10AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 21, @03:10AM (#1214440)

      Hmm, a snakes jaw unhinges and he does seem to be the first to devour anti-capitalist commentary, interesting.