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Millionaires group places 'Tax the Rich' billboards in NYC, Washington, D.C.

A tax me if you can billboard is seen Monday with Elon Musk's photo near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
A "tax me if you can" billboard is seen Monday with Elon Musk's photo near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo

May 17 (UPI) -- The group Patriotic Millionaires on Monday dispatched mobile billboards throughout New York City and Washington, D.C., calling for higher taxes on the wealthy and promoting progressive taxing policies.

The group said the billboards will be parked outside the homes of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C., as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable headquarters, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury.

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In New York City, the mobile billboard was sent to Wall Street, the Federal Reserve Building, the New York office of Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Bezos' apartment and 57th Street Billionaires Row.

President Joe Biden has called for a rollback of former President Donald Trump's tax cuts, which slashed the corporate tax rate, to support his major infrastructure bill.

"The billionaires, millionaires and CEOs trying to stop these critical reforms are the biggest threat to our nation's stability," Patriotic Millionaires founder Erica Payne said in a statement.

"Their wealth was created in a rigged game, that many of them still cheated in. It's time for them to pay to repair the damage they have done."

Each of the mobile billboards displayed different messages. One reads, "Tax me if you can." Another says, "Tax the Rich, Save America. It is that simple."

A third billboard includes photos of Bezos, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg and Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

Patriotic Millionaires is composed of hundreds of high net-worth U.S. residents who say they are committed to progressive tax and economic reforms.

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