New York’s richest are about to get a visitor or two – or maybe 800, give or take a few. On Tuesday, the leaders of the one month “Occupy” movement will take their message on the road and visit the residences of some of the richest tycoons in New York, including Fox’s Rupert Murdoch and David Koch, one of two Koch brothers who, through their donations, have effectively bought the Republican party.
This report from the Daily News;
The Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to get in the face of some of New York’s richest tycoons on Tuesday.
A “Millionaires March” will visit the homes – or, more realistically, the gleaming marble lobbies – of five of the city’s wealthiest residents.
On the target list: NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, conservative billionaire David Koch, financier Howard Milstein and hedge fund mogul John Paulson.
Between 400 and 800 marchers plan to go to their homes to present them with oversize checks to dramatize how much less they will pay when New York State’s 2% tax on millionaires expires at the end of the year.
“Ninety nine percent of the residents of New York are going to suffer from this tax giveaway so the 1% who already live in absolute luxury can put more money in their pockets,” said Doug Forand, one of the march organizers.
“This is fiscally, economically and morally wrong.”