Photo 17 Oct 125 notes Every year of my life, family members put funds into trusts for my benefit, ensuring that their wealth will pass to me tax-free.
I was raised in the 1% and am still in it. My salary as an educator is 10 times smaller than the income I make from these inherited investments… but the tax rate on those investments is far lower than the tax rate on my salary.I love my family. I don’t love the system that allows us to keep using our surplus wealth to accumulate more surplus wealth when so many people are struggling to meet basic needs.I want to live in a world where everyone has access to quality health care, housing, education, and food. There is more than enough to go around: the problem is that what we all should be sharing is sequestered in the hands of a small minority.I AM THE 1%. I STAND WITH THE 99%. RAISE MY TAXES.

Every year of my life, family members put funds into trusts for my benefit, ensuring that their wealth will pass to me tax-free.

I was raised in the 1% and am still in it. My salary as an educator is 10 times smaller than the income I make from these inherited investments… but the tax rate on those investments is far lower than the tax rate on my salary.

I love my family. I don’t love the system that allows us to keep using our surplus wealth to accumulate more surplus wealth when so many people are struggling to meet basic needs.

I want to live in a world where everyone has access to quality health care, housing, education, and food. There is more than enough to go around: the problem is that what we all should be sharing is sequestered in the hands of a small minority.

I AM THE 1%. I STAND WITH THE 99%. RAISE MY TAXES.

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