COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The “Tax the Rich National Bus Tour,” rolled up to Acacia Park Thursday in Colorado Springs, for an event put on by Tax March and attended by local officials including State House Representative Daneya Esgar (D).
Tax March is described on its website as “a growing national movement” dedicated to convincing lawmakers that “the American people want the highest income earners and wealthiest individuals to pay their fair share in taxes.”
“I just think it’s time that we have a real conversation about the tax structure in America,” Esgar said. “For a long time, we had a thriving middle class. But now, as we’ve been changing the tax structure, we’ve been changing the way the economy works. It works for the wealthy and well-connected. Not so much for the rest of us. And the divide between the rich and the poor is getting bigger and bigger.”
The Tax the Rich Bus is traveling across the country this summer for similar press events. The tour is set to conclude in Detroit on July 30.