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Peter DeFazio for Congress

He owes us $7 billion

Oh boy, do I have news for you.

In recent years, Wall Street billionaire and Donald Trump financier Robert Mercer has spent a fortune to influence our elections and prop up far-right politicians. Now, we know why: Mercer owes nearly $7 billion in back taxes – and he’s doing everything he can to get out of paying his fair share.

This explains a lot. Since 2010, Mercer and his family aided and abetted candidates throughout the country, all of whom promised to put billionaires ahead of regular people. Mercer hopes that by spending millions to have friends in high places, he can bring down the IRS and keep his extra billions.

Not if we fight back!

The IRS has been investigating Robert Mercer and his corporations for unlawfully funneling investment profits through bank accounts to get out of paying their fair share. That’s no victimless crime: When big corporate players take our economy for granted and refuse to play by the rules and pitch in, it’s working families that end up paying the tab.

Time and time again, I’ve introduced proposals to make the wealthy pay their fair share, including a transaction tax to rein in the recklessness of Wall Street. That’s why over the past four elections, Robert Mercer has spent over $1.7 million dollars trying to oust me from Congress – and we beat him every time with our grassroots energy.

Let’s keep building our movement!

Posted on May 9, 2017.