For Immediate Release
Monday, October 4, 2021
Contact: Peter Rossi
Pandora Papers: Patriotic Millionaires Call for Crackdown on Global Elite Evading Taxes Like “Common Criminals”
“The President’s Build Back Better Agenda Can Stop These Crooks”
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released The Pandora Papers, a scathing exposé detailing how the world’s wealthiest individuals take advantage of international tax loopholes to hide their wealth across the globe in tax free havens.
In response to these shocking findings, Erica Payne, the President and Founder of the Patriotic Millionaires, issued the following statement:
“This report confirms what everyone on the planet already knew, the global elite – just like their American counterparts – are nothing but a bunch of common criminals and they ought to be treated as such. Joe Biden wants to stop the crooks, unfortunately for the world rather than doing their part, Joe Manchin is driving the getaway car and Kyrsten Sinema is holding the map.”
Chuck Collins, Patriotic Millionaire and co-founder of the Wealth for Common Good, said:
“It is appalling that Congress has allowed the USA to be a magnet for billionaires hiding wealth from law enforcement and their tax authorities,” said Chuck Collins, Patriotic Millionaire and author of The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions. “Lawmakers should shut down the hidden wealth system that enables the ultra-wealthy to play elaborate shell games.
This statement is part of the Patriotic Millionaires’ ongoing campaign to pressure legislators to support President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and fully fund his $3.5 trillion dollar plan through new taxes on the wealthy. Read the letter detailing their demands HERE.
Previously, the group released a letter to the Congressional Progressive Caucus calling on members of the Caucus to refuse to vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless it is paired with a full $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
Click HERE to read that letter.
Please also see our initial correspondence to the Democratic caucus HERE, our subsequent correspondence to the House Ways and Means Committee HERE, and a letter sent last month to the White House urging President Biden to use any and all means necessary to pressure problem Democrats from blocking his agenda HERE.
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