A group of millionaires in the US took to the streets to protest in front of the houses owned by Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world. “Jeff Bezos is a poster boy showing all the stupidity of the country’s tax law,” the demonstrators used the words of Amazon’s CEO. In the action held on Tax Day, where the US submitted their income tax returns to the federal government, millionaires called for more taxes from billionaires, as well as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. carried banners.
In the US, billionaires urging billionaires to pay more taxes protested outside the homes of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in New York and Washington.
The members urged billionaires to pay more taxes at the demonstrations organized by the Patriotic Millionaires, who have an annual income of over $ 1 million or more than $ 5 million.
The show by the Patriotic Millionaires, consisting of about 30 people, came as President Joe Biden and Democrat MPs tried to raise taxes for companies and winners of over $ 400,000 to pay for $ 2 trillion in infrastructure proposals.
Biden recently suggested that he wants to increase the corporate tax rate from 25 percent to 28 percent, while increasing the highest income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. Republicans said they did not want to pay any taxes for infrastructure, but the party is also trying to compromise on this bill and making progress.
However, millionaires are eager to see billionaires pay more in taxes. “Jeff Bezos is a poster boy that shows all the stupidity of the country’s tax law. He should pay more taxes because of his excessive wealth. He is currently dealing with building a yacht of about 130 meters,” Erica Payne, founder and president of the Verandah Millionaires, told CNBC.
According to Forbes data, Bezos, the richest person in the world, has a net worth of over $ 185 billion. The New York Post reported that in 2019 Bezos spent $ 80 million on three apartments in the same New York building to build a mega home. A year later, Post reported that Bezos had purchased another $ 16 million house in the same apartment complex.
Millionaires do not think it is fair to pay the same amount of tax as this person who is many times richer than him. On the other hand, besides Bezos, the smiling faces of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk appear on the billboards in the protests. On one of the banners said, “Tax the rich, save America. Yes, it really is that simple ”he writes.