NY Times (September 23, 2021): In Push to Tax the Rich, White House Spotlights Billionaires’ Tax Rates

Jim Tankersley, in his New York Times article, discusses President Biden’s recent push to increases taxes on the wealthy. His article, “In Push to Tax the Rich, White House Spotlights Billionaires’ Tax Rates”, begins as follows:

WASHINGTON — President Biden is leaning into his push to increase taxes on the rich as he seeks to unify Democrats in the House and Senate behind a $3.5 trillion bill that would expand federal efforts to fight climate change, reduce the cost of child care, expand educational access, reduce poverty and more.

“I’m sick and tired of the super-wealthy and giant corporations not paying their fair share in taxes,” Mr. Biden wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, amplifying an argument that Democratic strategists believe will help sell his economic agenda to the public and potentially lift the party’s candidates in midterm elections. “It’s time for it to change.”

To buttress that argument, White House economists published on Thursday a new analysis that seeks to show a gap between the tax rate that everyday Americans face and what the richest owe on their vast holdings.

To see the full article, click: “In Push to Tax the Rich, White House Spotlights Billionaires’ Tax Rates”

Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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