Republican presidential candidate, former Gov. Mitt Romney, whose net worth is somewhere between $190 million and $250 million, has called President Obama’s plan to require millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes “class warfare.”
On Wednesday morning, he’ll fundraise with some folks who don’t much care for paying their fair share—lobbyists for oil industry clients that get unnecessary handouts and large American companies pushing for a “tax holiday” on the profits they make overseas.
Here are a few hosts that stand out:
- Mark Isakowitz, the president of Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock. At the firm, he represents BP, which announced a $4.9 billion profit for the third quarter. Isakowitz lobbied Congress on “oil and gas tax credits” for BP in the third quarter. Other clients include Apple and Oracle, part of the coalition pushing for a “tax holiday” on its foreign profits.
- Sam Geduldig, a lobbyist with Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, represents Verizon, a company that made $12 billion in profits in 2010, but got away with not paying any taxes, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the big corporation trade group that’s also a member of the foreign profit “tax holiday” coalition.
- Ogilvy’s Wayne Berman and Drew Maloney. Both men represent the American Petroleum Institute, Chevron, and Hess Oil, and all three lobbied on “tax policy” issues in the third quarter of the year for those clients. They also represent Verizon, the tax dodger mentioned above.
- Phil Anderson with Navigators Global. Anderson represents Oracle, another member of the coalition pushing for a tax holiday on foreign profits.
Politico has the full list of hosts.