The granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, Abigail Disney, is very upset she will be able to give her $20 million to her children, tax-free.
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The heiress to the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company said in a ‘Now This‘ video on Wednesday that ‘This bill will give me this tax cut while also killing health insurance for over 13 million people. It will let me pass over $20 million to my children, tax-free. And all my friends with private jets? They get a tax cut too.’
Abigail is an activist and filmmaker who credits the Disney fortune to social mobility; moving her family from poverty to great wealth.
She took aim at President Trump’s tax cut bill too.
‘Given how this bill was written, I think it’s looking a lot like a nightmare from “Pirates of the Caribbean”,’ she said.
‘Have I made you angry yet? I really hope I’ve made you angry. You should be. No one who votes for this tax bill will be voting with your life in mind. But you will pay for it.’
Via the Daily Mail: Abigail Disney has traditionally taken political positions that are more liberal compared to those of her largely conservative family.
In 2014, actress Meryl Streep made headlines when she publicly blasted Walt Disney as a ‘hideous anti-Semite’ and a ‘gender bigot.’
Abigail Disney came out in support of Streep, saying she ‘loved’ the Academy Award-winning actress’ remarks and that she had ‘mixed feelings’ about her great-uncle.
‘I hadn’t heard a word about this Meryl Streep/Walt Disney flap till this morning. Funny how no one mentioned it to me…. Like I was living in some kind of information bubble and nobody wanted to hurt my feelings or something. But if anyone is going to have mixed feelings about a cultural icon, wouldn’t it be a member of the family??? More than anyone else???’ she posted on Facebook.
‘And if you are going to have mixed feelings about a family member (and we all do) take it from me, you really need to be as honest as possible about those feelings, or else you are going to lead yourself into many a blind alley in life!!’
She went on to agree with Streep’s accusations of racism and sexism.
‘Anti-Semite? Check. Misogynist? OF COURSE!! Racist? C’mon he made a film (Jungle Book) about how you should stay “with your own kind” at the height of the fight over segregation! As if the “King of the Jungle” number wasn’t proof enough!! How much more information do you need?’
If Abigail is really peeved about being able to keep all the money she has inherited, then she should donate the money to a charity she wants. But that really is the whole point about the tax-cut bill, isn’t it? To keep more of your money so you can do with it as you please?
The government should never be able to rob you of your money or dictate what you do with it.
This Disney heiress is taking a stand against the GOP tax bill — even though she’s going to benefit from it pic.twitter.com/E5bmcI83mU
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 20, 2017