Tell Congress: Pass a Billionaires Income Tax and finally start taxing wealth like work

Wealthy Americans, especially billionaires, keep getting richer and richer while many working families barely keep their heads above water and struggle to afford healthcare, childcare, eldercare, education, housing and so much more.

These inequities are partly caused by our unfair tax system, which is essentially two tax systems―one that requires workers to pay income taxes out of every paycheck and another that enables billionaires to defer paying taxes for years, or avoid paying taxes altogether.

A billionaires income tax proposed by President Biden in his newly unveiled budget and also by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), would tax billionaires’ wealth gains each year, just like workers’ wages are taxed each year. The President’s plan would raise at least $437 billion and Sen. Wyden’s plan would raise at least $550 billion.

This new revenue would help working families afford healthcare, childcare, eldercare, education, housing and more.


Dial (202) 224-3121. Once you’re connected with the office of your Members of Congress, leave a voicemail or tell the person who answers the phone:

“Hi, my name is ____________ and I live in [city, state]. I’m calling to urge the Senator/Representative to make billionaires start paying their fair share of taxes. A good way to do that is to support a billionaires income tax like the ones proposed by President Biden and Senator Wyden. That way, I won’t be paying a higher tax rate than a billionaire does. We need a Billionaires Income Tax.”