Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless Bus Tour

Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:30 AM

End: Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:00 PM

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On Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am to 3:30pm, the Working Families Party and tax justice advocates will embark on a bus tour of Greenwich, CT to protest and confront a few CT hedge funders and private equity managers, who receive close to a 20% tax break on salary derived from investing other people’s money.

Where's our 20% tax break? Why do they get this special privilege while you and I are asked to sacrifice more in order to fix the state's budget mess? Billionaire financiers should pay the same tax rates as everyone else.

If you’d like to hit the streets with us, you have two options:

  • You can meet us in Bridgeport to hop on the bus which departs at 10:00AM sharp on Saturday, March 25th. We'll take the bus back to Bridgeport after the rally.
  • If you can’t tour on the bus with us, you can meet everyone later at the end-up rally at 1:00PM outside AQR Capital Management, one of the richest hedge funds in the world, which Governor Malloy recently provided with an extra $35 million in tax incentives to stay in our state with little return on investment for Connecticut.

ARRIVAL

LOCATION

DEPARTURE

9:30AM

Make the Road CT

850 State Street, Bridgeport, CT

10:00AM

10:45AM

Steve Cohen (Point 72 Asset Management) Home Residence: 30 Crown Lane, Greenwich


11:15AM

11:30AM

William E. Macaulay (First Reserve Corporation) Home Residence: 7 Hill Rd, Greenwich, CT


12:00PM

12:15PM

Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates)

Home Residence:

Field Point Road & Pear Lane, Greenwich

12:45PM

1:00PM

Protest March & Rally at AQR Capital Management

Location: Railroad Ave & Arch Street, Greenwich, CT


2:30PM

2:30PM

Bus Back to Bridgeport

3:15PM

There will be speakers at each rally and we'll be leaving an invoice at each estate, charging the owners of these hedge funds for the havoc they've wreaked on our economy.

WHY ARE WE PROTESTING?

Connecticut desperately needs to raise revenue to narrow our $1.5BB deficit. Rather than make billionaires pay taxes like everyone else, the state is forcing folks to lose their jobs, and cutting services that people rely on. More cuts are on the way and if working folks don't sacrifice more, Governor Malloy is threatening to cut 4,200 more jobs. Despite estimations that closing the tax loophole can raise $520 million a year, Governor Malloy has made it clear that he intends to protect this special benefit for billionaires. Instead, he’s asked working folks to foot the bill and make more sacrifices to help fix the state’s budget mess. That’s outrageously unfair and it’s why we’re taking a bus tour of these tony estates to call on legislators to close this unfair tax loophole.

Can you make it? Please RSVP in the righthand column.

See you there!