By Daniel Swartz on Revamp
It’s no surprise that Democrats are unhappy with the recently enacted tax reform legislation passed by a GOP-led Congress last year. What did raise eyebrows, however, was the clever way D.C. liberals banded together on Tax Day to protest. And perhaps also share a drink or two…
Dubbed the first annual “Taxation & Libations” celebration, Tuesday’s party saw a hundred or so guests fill the main floor of The Wharf’s popular Pearl Street Warehouse venue.
The evening was hosted by the Patriotic Millionaires organization — a group of high-net worth Americans united in their concern about the country’s growing concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few select individuals. These so-called “traitors to their class” advocate for a more equal tax system, where millionaires and corporations contribute a greater portion of federal tax receipts, and a guaranteed living wage to afford basic needs.
Among the bold faces spotted in attendance, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosiinstantly stood out as the most recognizable. She was joined on-stage for remarks by fellow members of Congress Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Rep. Mark Pocan, along with Scott Wallace who is currently running for Pennsylvania’s eighth congressional district.
“I’m going to put my Trump tax cut into this,” said Wallace (a millionaire himself) about his candidacy. “I won’t tell you how much it is. But he gave me way more money than I wanted or ever asked for. And I’m turning it all around to win this race.”
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