Let’s Talk about Wealth

On Monday, April 8, 2019, Vince Taylor, founder of the Oakmont Progressives, will talk about wealth in America:

-The decades-long shift of wealth toward the very top of the wealth pyramid

– The explosion of the super rich and their spending habits

– The question of whether the super rich are entitled to keep their wealth

– How big is a million dollars, a billion dollars?

– What you could buy with a million dollar household budget

All of the above is a prelude to a discussion with the audience of the question, recently posed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

“It comes down to the question, ‘Isn’t 10 million enough?’ When does it stop? At what point is it immoral when we are building Jeff Bezos a helipad when we have the most people [in history] homeless in New York City?”

[Insert photo of Paul Allen’s yacht]

– If $10 million is enough, what about our country’s 600 billionaires whose average wealth is $4 billion?

– Would our country be better off is we took steps to drastically cut the wealth of the billionaire class?

– What could be done to reduce extreme wealth holdings?

– Should we reinstitute Ike’s income tax schedule, which had a top marginal rate of 91%?

This is certain to be a lively discussion. You won’t want to miss it!

Join us on Monday, April 8, 2019. Doors open at the East [or West? We’ll let you know] Recreation Center at 6:30 PM for social time; the program begins at 7PM. Everyone welcome. To help us plan, inform you about location, and to get a printed name badge, please resgister at www.oakmontprogressives.com. Questions? Please call Vince Taylor at (707) 583-9490 or Ed Biglin at (925) 202-9439.

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Oakmont Progressives is an educational and social club inspired by the vision of Bernie Sanders. We seek a government that works for the people instead of banks, corporations and billionaires. For more information see www.oakmontprogressives.com: “How Progressives and Democrats Differ.”

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