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Americans’ Health Care and Public Services at Risk From Trump Tax & Budget Cuts, New Report Warns

Trump/GOP Tax Breaks for Wealthy, Rx and Insurance Companies, and Trump Budget Show Grim Future of Drastic Health Care and Other Service Cuts for Working Families Washington, D.C. – This week in communities across the country advocates are holding events to educate the public about the harmful effects of the new tax law. Advocates at […]

ATF Launches Comprehensive Website ‘Trump Tax Cut Truths’

Searchable Database Includes More than 830 Corporations and Covers Size of Tax Cuts, Stock Buybacks, Workers’ Bonuses and Wage Hikes, Job Cuts and More Washington, D.C. – Americans for Tax Fairness today launched a comprehensive website, “Trump Tax Cut Truths,” detailing what American corporations are doing with their Trump tax cuts. The website includes searchable […]

2018 Tax Messaging

2018 Tax Message Survey Memo, 3/20/2018 2018 Talking Points from Message Survey, 3/20/2018 2018 Tax Message Survey PPT Deck, 3/20/2018 Polling on Trump-GOP Tax Law by Party, 3/20/2018

Trump To Promote His Tax Plan At Boeing, But So Far, Company Has Rewarded Shareholders, Not Workers

With Tax Cut, Plane Maker Decided to Buy Back $4B of Stock, Boost Dividend by 20%, but not Give Employees a Pay Hike or Bonuses WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump will try to rally support for his unpopular corporate tax giveaway at a St. Louis Boeing plant Wednesday, but the company serving as his backdrop has yet […]

ATF Applauds Senate Democrats’ Plan to Fund Infrastructure by Rolling Back Trump Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

Wall Street Would Help Pay for Upgrades, Not Profiteer as Under Trump Plan WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Democrats today unveiled a $1 trillion plan to upgrade America’s crumbling infrastructure, paying for it by rolling back tax cuts lavished on the nation’s wealthiest households and corporations in last year’s Trump-GOP tax giveaway. The Democrats’ plan—which among many vital […]

House and Senate Legislation Would Close Loopholes in Trump-GOP Tax Law That Incentivize Shifting Jobs & Profits Offshore

“No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act” Would Remedy Trump Failure to Stop Manufacturing from Disappearing Offshore WASHINGTON, D.C. – New legislation introduced today would end tax incentives that encourage multinational corporations to shift jobs and profits offshore that were enacted under the recent tax legislation pushed by President Trump and Republicans in Congress. Sponsored by House Ways […]

Mike Pence’s Fake News on Corporate Investment

At the conservative CPAC conference on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that the Trump tax cuts are responsible for hundreds of billions in new corporate investment. Pence boasted, “Since the President’s tax cuts became the law of the land, businesses large and small have actually announced more than $480 billion in new investments in […]

Cisco’s Wealthy Shareholders, Not Workers, Benefit From Trump Tax Giveaway

Company to Bring Home $67B in Offshore Profits Under Discounted Rate and Get a $10 Billion Tax Break WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cisco Systems has just announced it will return to the U.S. $67 billion in offshore profits held in cash this quarter and spend much of the money on stock buybacks and increased dividends, and apparently spend […]

ExxonMobil’s $50 Billion Investment Likely Business as Usual, Not Due to Tax Cuts

By Kayla Kitson, Senior Researcher January 30, 2018 On Monday, ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods announced via blog post that Exxon would invest $50 billion in the U.S. over the next 5 years, giving partial credit to the new GOP tax law. The The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress will likely claim this as more […]

Experts On The Economic Effects Of The Trump Tax Giveaway

Moody’s Investor Service [MarketWatch, 1/28/2018] “We do not expect a meaningful boost to business investment because U.S. nonfinancial companies will likely prioritize share buybacks, M&A and paying down existing debt,” said Moody’s analysts led by Rebecca Karnovitz. “Much of the tax cut for individuals will go to high earners, who are less likely to spend […]