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EDITORIAL BOARDS ACROSS U.S. OPPOSE TRUMP-GOP TAX BILL

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In recent weeks, editorial boards across the country responded to communications urging them to express their opinion about the various versions of the Trump-GOP tax plans. This is not a comprehensive list, as many papers wrote two, three or four editorials that are not all recorded below. NATIONAL The Washington Post | EDITORIAL: A win […]

The Hill: Liberal coalition launches ‘Stop Trump Tax Cuts’ website

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This article appeared in The Hill. Naomi Jagoda wrote: The liberal Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) group will roll out a website on Wednesday to make the case that President Trump’s proposed tax cuts for wealthy people and corporations would hurt working families. The website, stoptrumptaxcuts.org, compares the cost of various aspects of the tax plan the […]

The Hill: GOP chairman: Tax reform could increase deficit

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“We can’t afford tax cuts for millionaires and corporations that will be paid for by cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education and other priorities for working families,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of the left-leaning Americans for Tax Fairness. “If the Republicans were serious about creating jobs, they’d invest in infrastructure, healthcare and […]

USA Today: White House and GOP leaders tout deal to cut taxes, but offer no details

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Frank Clemente, executive director of the liberal group Americans for Tax Fairness, pointed to a 2018 budget resolution that passed the House Budget Committee with only Republican support that would have offset cut taxes with reductions to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. The joint statement “revealed little about their true intentions, which is to craft […]

USA Today: ATF: President Trump could get $2.8M tax cut with Obamacare tax repeal

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From USA Today: The elimination of an Affordable Care Act tax could result in a personal tax cut for President Trump of between $1.4 million and $2.8 million a year, according to a liberal advocacy group. Americans for Tax Fairness said the elimination of the 3.8% net investment income tax would, by its estimates, result […]

The Guardian: Trump under fire over ‘huge tax cut for the rich’

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Frank Clemente, executive director, called the tax cut proposal a “reckless” plan “for massive  giveaways to corporations, the wealthy, and his own family” in return for adding trillions of dollars to the national debt. “So, how would Trump’s White House make up the shortfall? By drastic cuts to essential services and lowering the standard of […]

Associated Press: Trump tax plan stands to benefit the man in the White House

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This article on Donald Trump’s tax plan was published by the Associated Press and appeared in ABC News and  other outlets. Josh Boak and Bernard Condon wrote: Among the likely winners in President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan would be a real estate developer turned reality TV star who now happens to occupy the White House. The […]

CBS News: Who are the winners and losers in Trump’s tax plan?

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“Corporations are already dodging their fair share of taxes at a time of record profits, yet he(Trump) is trying to give them a massive tax cut,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of the liberal Americans for Tax Fairness, speaking on the winners. This article appeared in CBS News. Larry Light wrote: Who would come out […]

New York Times: Trump’s Tax Plan: Low Tax Rate for Corporations, and for Companies Like His

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“Yesterday, we learned President Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate, even though corporations already dodge most of their tax responsibilities while making record profits,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of the liberal Americans for Tax Fairness. “Today, we find out it’s even worse. In trying to slash taxes for ‘pass through’ business entities, […]

POLITICO: Instead of launching tax reform, Trump could ground it

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“In trying to slash taxes for ‘pass-through’ business entities, Trump is seeking to dramatically reduce his own tax bill,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, on Trump’s proposed tax reform. This article appeared in POLITICO. Ben White and Nancy Cook wrote: President Donald Trump on Wednesday will release a tax reform […]