Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a campaign rally in Seattle in August 2019 when she was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)

Sen.Elizabeth Warren又回到了恢复的财富税计划,她在她为2020年民主党总统提名竞选期间首次支持。

The Massachusetts Democrat unveiled her plan on Monday, now calling it the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, alongside Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA).

The Warren-Jayapal-Boyle legislation, aimed at offsetting federal spending promised by the Biden administration and balancing inequality made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, would levy a tax of 2 cents on the dollar, or 2%, on fortunes over $50 million. The rate would jump to 3 cents for households over $1 billion.

“We need it to produce more revenue to create more opportunity in America,” Warren said during a news conference on Monday.

“The rich have only gotten richer,” Jayapal said, noting that 46 new billionaires have been created in the U.S. during the pandemic, at a time when more than 70 million Americans lost jobs.


According to the政策研究所那there are only about 650 billionaires in the country that would pay the 3% rate. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates are two of the more well-known members of that list, and Bezos’ wealth, for instance, would generate about $68.7 billion over 10 years of Warren’s plan.

Bezos和盖茨是大约100个超富有的华盛顿居民之一狗万平台由另一项财富税收提案为目标。House Bill 1406 seeks to impose a 1% tax on billionaires in the state and generate an estimated $2.25 billion in 2023 and $2.5 billion in 2024.

The New York Times周一报告称,民意调查显示沃伦的计划是从五分之三的三个美国人赢得支持,包括大多数共和党选民。

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