Disney heiress says the wealthy should be taxed more

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Disney heiress Abigail Disney explains to CNN’s Don Lemon why she’s a proponent of a federal wealth tax to help address income inequality.
Disney is one of more than a dozen of the richest Americans who have a message for 2020 presidential candidates: Tax us more.
In a letter sent to candidates, 18 members of some of the nation’s wealthiest families advocated for a wealth tax on people who amassed great personal fortunes, including themselves.
“We are writing to call on all candidates for president, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, to support a moderate wealth tax on the fortunes of the richest one-tenth of the richest 1% of Americans — on us,” said the letter, which was first published in the New York Times.
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Date: November 9, 2019

20 thoughts on “Disney heiress says the wealthy should be taxed more

  1. She's projecting her inherited advantage into political guilt. She has said other things about the generation that Walt lived in and decries the culture they were by way of producing racist material (garnered from Vaudeville and radio shows) . She forgets completely that going from A to B in terms of political reforms took time. We are all products of our time. You can't just take a snapshot and accuse people of being less than as enlightened as you are. Because if you lived then, you would also reflect the culture of that time. The 20th Century, when contrasted with previous epochs moved through massive changes, wars, struggles, technological revolution and even liberation and freedom. Things could not change overnight. The point is that the trajectory of a higher awareness finally got on the rails. It dives me crazy that people can't conceive that generations before them didn't have the conveniences and education that they do. Instead, they act judgmental and superior. It means she doesn't understand the human conditions and all the papers she did in college were amplifying / regurgitating what her professors in their culture wanted. She's lucky. God bless her.

  2. Wow! This woman speaks so much sense.
    "Getting rich off the backs of others" (Then forget all about them and what they did for your profits)
    Its funny how minorities in this country have been saying the same thing since the beginning.
    But when its us….they don't ever seem to "understand".😕😒
    But obviously they DO understand And always have. 💯
    I like her. She should advocate for reparations too. Same principles.
    👍☺😌

  3. If the us got rid of thw central bank.. The fed reserve which is not a gov bank. Its oqned by private bankers that previous presidents were trying to fight even JFK… If they got rid of them worked on paying off debt and print our own money it would be a start. But they sold us out as a country which is what every country they went to war was against. Central banking

  4. $22,000/hr for the few at the top. $15/hr for the masses at the bottom doing all the work. You know, I always wanted to drive the monorail,…but I didn't want to have to live in a tent under the track after my shift ended:(

  5. "In a statement to CNN Business, the company responded to Abigail Disney's criticism by pointing out it pays workers above the federal minimum wage, with a starting hourly wage of $15 at California's Disneyland. The company has committed $150 million to its Disney Aspire program that pays for workers to earn a college, high school or vocational degree."

    The Aspire program probably gives them a better tax deduction than increasing the salaries/wages. What else can you expect from a greedy, selfish, blood-sucking "you know what".

  6. I used to work at Disney World, what people don't know about the "happiest place on earth" is that the employees that you see at Disney World are getting pay about $10 dollars an hour, there are employees living out of their own cars because they can not afford a room any where. Orlando the worst paying big city in the US, and the rent is high, I have 3 jobs in order to survive here.

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/scott-maxwell-commentary/os-op-orlando-lowest-wages-america-scott-maxwell-20190405-story.html

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