A group of millionaires took to the streets on Monday, protesting in front of homes in New York and Washington owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, the richest man in the world.
The protest organized by Patriotic Millionaires, a coalition of wealthy individuals who push for progressive policy changes, was staged to mark Tax Day, on which Americans submit their income tax returns to the federal government.
The group also sought to highlight Joe Biden’s plan to raise taxes on corporations and Americans making more than $400,000 a year. The tax hikes are meant to pay for the president’s $2tn infrastructure proposal and $1.8tn American Families Plan.
Patriotic Millionaires, whose members earn incomes of more than $1m or have assets worth more than $5m, campaigned in front of Bezos’s homes with billboards reading “Cut the bullshit. Tax the rich.”