18 American billionaires expressly ask presidential candidates a tax on the fortunes of the richest.
“It’s time to tax us more”. This statement is the title of a column signed by 18 American billionaires. The latter ask all candidates for the presidency “A moderate tax on the fortunes of one tenth of the richest 1% of Americans”. Among the signatories, George Soros and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
A wealth tax in the United States?
The idea had already been proposed by the multibillionaire Warren Buffett, third world fortune. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren also calls for taxing the richest 75,000 families. “We need a big structural change in this country, in this economy (…) and why not a wealth tax”, she said to the podium. This proposal could bring in more than $ 2.7 trillion in ten years. It wins the support of 60% of Americans.