it really seems like it.
Did he and Warren figure out, they can’t take it to heaven?
Or is it more like a new year’s pledge? “next year, i will promise to pay more taxes”
okay cynicism and skepticism aside – a lot of CEOs say the government is not setting enough high standards – for companies to abide by – at the same time they pay thousands of lobbyists in Washington, in Brussels, in Berlin to do the exact opposite.
So it’s like: “i want to be good, but i bribe you and you do evil, so how can i be good if you are not good?” (self cheating?)
let’s give am another chance to right the wrong, before they die (hopefully) of natural causes, read the original blog article:
“I’m for a tax system in which, if you have more money, you pay a higher percentage in taxes. I think the rich should pay more than they currently do, and that includes Melinda and me,” Gates wrote, referring to his wife.
“I don’t see any reason to favor wealth over work the way we do today,” he wrote. It’s “the clearest evidence I’ve seen that the system isn’t fair,” he said.”
… Trump will NEVER do that.
Everyone is afraid – the Super rich might flee the country to some tax heaven.
So the only way this would work – is if the US would push the rest of the world to a tax-standard – that can not be escaped on a global scale – or Luxembourg you will be sanctioned.
The GDP of Luxembourg is solely based on tax-cheating.
They produce nothing.
Google ends it’s “Irish Double Sandwich” tax-cheating policy in Ireland (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/31/google-to-end-double-irish-dutch-sandwich-tax-scheme.html)
The EU even struggles to allow country-by-country reporting… (to see how much money Amazon makes in a specific country and how much tax is paid in that country).
I and Mr Bregman
welcome their statements – but will believe Bill and Warren when i see it happening.
Hope Bill and Warren invite Mr Bregman to their states and talk about what changes are necessary.
This could also mean: The bank centric debt-based monetary system (almost all currencies) the Dollar and the Euro are on the brink of collapse in value – because billions and trillions were printed in cash by central banks and digital by private banks to get inflation going to devalue the massive amounts of money the super rich have in their bank accounts.
Some are spending it on startups – which is a good thing to do – but probably just a fraction of the super rich.
“While Cuban has called paying taxes “patriotic,” he also suggests founders and owners should distribute stock in the company to employees to bring them into the investor class.
Gates also said in Tuesday’s blog post that the U.S. should have a higher estate tax, which would affect the rich.
“A dynastic system where you can pass vast wealth along to your children is not good for anyone; the next generation doesn’t end up with the same incentive to work hard and contribute to the economy,” Gates said.
(means: his kids are spoiled)