Video: What if we actually taxed the rich?

The following explanation by economist, professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator Robert Reich,  applies to the situation in the United States; The same can be applied to Australia The only difference is that the amount, will differ, due to a smear economy and population. But it will still be an equivalent to meet similar needs. Taxation reform and on this scale should be part of our conversation.

How much would taxing the rich raise over 10 years?

Wealth tax: $2.75 trillion

Funding the IRS: $1.75 Trillion

Taxing Wall St trades: $777 Billion

Repealing Trump tax cuts: $500 Billion

Raising the top tax rate by 1%: $123 Billion

Eliminating loopholes: $119 Billion Total: $6 Trillion. Nearly double the cost of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill.

Video by Robert Reich

2 Comments on "Video: What if we actually taxed the rich?"

  1. lila zanrosso | 8 October 2021 at 4:00 pm | Reply

    Of course they must be taxed and that goes for the Corporations as well.

  2. Such a pipe-dream!!! It is certain this bloke has been smoking an OPIUM PIPE with very high quality OPIUM!!!

    This video is showing EXACTLY WHAT IS MEANT TO HAPPEN IN A CAPITALIST SYSYEM. Any moronic thought to the contrary is just ANOTHER PIPE DREAM.

    IT IS WHAT IS INTENDED, is very calculatedly well organised & very carefully planned as it is done by the ‘OWNERS’, the ‘BENEFICIARIES’ of capitalism itself.
    You know, those very few real beneficiaries of this very corrupt & corrupting CAPITALIST system who don’t really care about anyone but themselves, not now, not ever!!

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