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Aug 21 2016
Billionaires such as George Soros and Tom Steyer are helping elect Hillary Clinton and Democrats directly and through Super PACs, giving them an advantage over Donald Trump and Republican candidates.The Blaze Washington Post Politico
Oct 27 2021
Additional taxes on American billionaires, proposed by Democratic lawmakers as a way to help fund President Joe Biden's agenda, have been met with resistance from conservatives and key moderate Democrats.
Under the plan, Americans with more than $1 billion in wealth or who earn over $100 million yearly for three straight years would pay an annual "unrealized capital gains" tax on assetNational Review Common Dreams CNBC
Oct 28 2021
“Senior Democrats in the U.S. Congress were at odds on Wednesday over a proposal to tax billionaires' assets to help pay for President Joe Biden's social and climate-change agenda… The Senate's top tax writer, Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, unveiled the idea early on Wednesday, but by afternoon his House of Representatives counterpart, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal,The Flip Side
Sep 12 2021
"Toadies for billionaires” is how one excitable correspondent describes the Republican Party.
But nobody seems to have told the billionaires.
Politics is not based on policy, or economics, or analysis — politics is based on storytelling, and we typically are far more committed to our stories than to any other aspect of our political lives. (Oh, no, not you! You’re an enlightenedNational Review
Jul 22 2021
“Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.” AP News
The right celebrates the launch, arguing that private competition in space flight will reduce costs and lead to technological breakthroughs.
The left is generally critical of the launch, arguingThe Flip Side
Jul 10 2019
Billionaire activist and philanthropist Tom Steyer has entered the Democratic nomination race for the 2020 Presidential election.
Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, used roughly $65 million of his own money to back various Democratic candidates in the 2016 Election. After President Donald Trump won in '16, Steyer spent nearly $40 million on a national campaign calling for Trump'sPolitico Forbes Reason
Oct 27 2021
There is now legislative language behind the push to tax American billionaires on unrealized capital gains, as Sen. Ron Wyden last night released his 107-page plan.
Why it matters: This would be a sea change in U.S. tax policy, which has only applied to realized gains (otherwise known as income).
Wyden's proposal would apply to those with more than $1 billion in assets or moreAxios
Jun 11 2021
Asking the rich to pay more in taxes has long been broadly popular in the U.S., in the name of fairness. President Biden and a bombshell IRS leak kindle new debate over how to do it.
Morris Pearl isn’t a billionaire. But by the time he retired in his mid-50s in 2014 as managing director of Blackrock Inc., the world’s biggest asset management firm, he was a rich man.
“I’ve beenChristian Science Monitor