For Immediate Release
Patriotic Millionaires Applaud President Biden's First 100 Days on Taxes
"It is time Congress acts to implement his vision—it's time to tax the rich."
WASHINGTON - Today, the Biden administration celebrates its 100th day in office. Since taking office, President Biden has introduced an exceptionally ambitious tax agenda, proposing plans to rewrite the tax code that will finally force millionaires, billionaires, and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.
In its first 100 days, the Biden Administration has proposed plans to:
- Increase taxes on high income earners from 37 percent to 39.6 percent
- Increase the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent
- Work with countries across the world to implement a global minimum tax rate
- Increase the capital gains tax on income earners making $1 million dollars from 20 percent to 39.6 percent
- Eliminate the stepped-up basis
- Beef up IRS enforcement on millionaires and corporations
“In the last 100 days I have been optimistic to see the Biden Administration go all in on making our tax system more fair—exactly what this country needs,” said Morris Pearl, former managing director at Blackrock, Inc., Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, and co-author of Tax the Rich!, “Regardless of how the other side is spinning it, these tax increases would affect only the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations. In the last 100 days the Biden administration has shown a willingness to usher in a new, better vision for what our tax code should look like, one that shrinks inequality instead of contributing to it.
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Trickle-down economics has never worked. It’s time to grow the economy from the bottom up instead. It is time for Congress to enact this new vision for our tax code— It’s time to tax the rich.”
If President Biden accomplishes most of the items laid out in his proposed tax rewrite, he will go down as one of the strongest champions of economic and tax reform the Oval Office has ever seen. Taxing our richest citizens and corporations is not the only thing we need to do to solve the significant challenges facing our country, but it is not optional. The Biden administration gets it. The Patriotic Millionaires applaud the administrations for its efforts in the first 100 days and look forward to working with the administration and members of Congress to enact this bold new tax vision over the next 100 days.
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Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system.