Worried about the worsening of the gap between rich and poor caused by the epidemic, 83 wealthy people in the world
According to the Japan Broadcasting Association Television (NHK) reported that due to concerns about the expansion of the economic gap caused by the new coronavirus, 83 wealthy people around the world have proposed to require governments to increase taxes on the wealthy class like them.
Millionaires for Humanity, a group of world’s richest people, announced on the 13th a letter signed by 83 entrepreneurs and investors, including the Disney family.
In addition to pointing out the New crown virus caused world poverty and worsening employment conditions. It also told governments that they should increase taxes to the wealthy class to correct the gap between the rich and the poor. The letter reads:”We do neither hospital work nor delivery work. Wealthy people like us should be taxed significantly. Please tax us.”
The report pointed out that Affected by the new coronavirus, the number of layoffs in service industries such as catering and tourism that have been hiring low-income people has continued to expand. The reduction in jobs and income gaps in countries around the world may further deteriorate.
In the United States, face U.S. presidential election, the Democratic Party is also advocating that in order to eliminate the gap between the rich and the poor, it will strengthen its attitude towards increasing taxes on large enterprises and the wealthy class.