MIDDAY POSTER: Billionaires Hit The Jackpot During The Pandemic

Also: Pfizer execs plan for big profits from COVID-19 complications, and time’s almost up to stop Trump’s last-minute rule changes.
MIDDAY POSTER: Billionaires Hit The Jackpot During The Pandemic
#TaxTheRich protestors at Times Square, March 4, 2021. (Photo credit: Erik McGregor/Getty Images)

This report is written by Walker Bragman.

While Biden is now eyeing the country’s first significant tax hike since 1993, he has expressed hostility to the idea of a wealth tax. But new data from the nonprofit Americans For Tax Fairness suggests the country’s richest did well enough for themselves over the past year to have income to spare.

Also:

• The White House tells The Daily Poster that people will be able to request White House staffers’ financial disclosure forms starting on Friday.

• Time is running out to reverse Trump’s last-minute rule changes.

• The Yemen conflict continues to exact a heavy toll, despite the administration’s supposedly tough stance on Saudi Arabia.

• Pfizer executives are cheering on the latest COVID-19 news — even though the developments could spell trouble for the rest of the world.


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