Mark Ruffalo never hesitated to express his favorable stand on wealth taxes to help tackle extreme inequality in America. The $35 million rich people’s champion, who previously joined a group of millionaires pushing for new taxes on the ultra-rich, recently tweeted how taxing billionaires at 90% won’t make a difference in their lives, but help America become great again in the true sense.
Mark Ruffalo Feels Now Is The Time To Tax The Ultra-Rich!
Marvel’s Hulk is a superhero in the real sense. Mark Ruffalo, who has a net worth of over $35 million, recently tweeted that taxing a billionaire at 90 percent would not shake their wealth status, but rather help accumulate resources to rebuild a “healthy and happy middle class across the nation.”
Other Twitter users expressed their support for Ruffalo’s idea of taxing the billionaires at 90%. One netizen commented: “Elon paid nearly $0 in federal income taxes last year. Do you know what he’d be if he (and many others), paid their share? Billionaires and Millionaires.”
Another commented: “When you “recycle wealth” to the bottom, the top makes all the profits from spending.” Here are some of the insightful tweets:
Elon paid nearly $0 in federal income taxes last year. Do you know what he’d be if he (and many others), paid their share?
Billionaires and Millionaires.
— Quancy 🟧 🏳️🌈✡️🇩🇪🇫🇮🇨🇦 (@QuancyClayborne) June 4, 2023
Plus the fact, Trickle Up works. Trickle down does not.
When you “recycle wealth” to the bottom, the top makes all the profits from spending.
When you enrich the top, they just buy and hoard more assets to keep getting richer and barely any of it goes down to the middle class…
— Aloha Solace (@alohasolace) June 4, 2023
It doesn’t matter how much socialism fails around the world, there are still day dreamers i guess. And why billionaires, why not millionaires as well? Oh yeah, you would be hit.
— Mr. Tweety (@SirEmmerson) June 4, 2023
So work hard, sacrifice, make a billion dollars, then have 90% of it taken away and given to those who didn’t work hard and sacrifice.
Why stop at billionaires — how about start with rich actors.
— Manbearbull (@11_alv) June 4, 2023
But if you tax them too much they will take their business elsewhere. And so does a lot of job opportunities, or even large layoffs
— soap (@chad_sopatyk) June 4, 2023
Some criticized the thought, mentioning if the country taxes billionaires too much, they’d rather take their businesses elsewhere, also taking away job opportunities. But Mark Ruffalo continues to voice his support in favor of taxing the ultra-rich.
In America, inflation, the “increase in the overall price of goods and services over time,” has been a major contributor to the high cost of living, highly affecting low-wage workers and middle-class families.
Mark Ruffalo Became A Signatory To An Open Letter Citing Economic Inequality
Earlier this year, more than 205 members of the “super-rich” elite class called on governments around the world to “Tax us, the ultra-rich, now” to help billions of people struggling with the cost of living crisis. The move came during the “world leaders and business executives meeting” in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Stars like Mark Ruffalo and Disney heiress, Abigail Disney were a part of this ultra-rich group, who wanted to give away a chunk of their wealth for the betterment of the country. The open letter suggested:
“Defending democracy and building cooperation requires action to build fairer economies right now – it is not a problem that can be left for our children to fix.”
The signatories cited themselves as “patriotic millionaires”, and warned that the inaction to not tax the ultra-rich could lead to a catastrophe. Presently, America’s billionaires (undoubtedly, soon-to-be trillionaires) pay an average of around 3.1% as their functional tax rate, making the country the “most unequal developed nation.”
Mark Ruffalo is truly a people person. The actor previously voiced his support and called out the injustice being carried out against the Indigenous people’s land. The actor recently shared a strong message in support of the WGA, asking the Director’s Guild and the soon-to-join-in Screen Actor’s Guild to stand in solidarity.