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Indiana Public Radio: National Nonprofit Report Raises Concerns Over Trump Tax Reform Impact On Hoosiers

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President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal includes making cuts to infrastructure, education, affordable housing and healthcare, leading one watchdog group to speak out in concern about the potential impact those cuts could have. Last December, President Trump signed the GOP tax bill, giving breaks to big business and claiming those would trickle down to employees. […]

News-Press: Republicans, tax law stick it to working families

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This article appeared in News-Press. Frank Clemente, ATF Executive Director wrote: Working families are, as usual, getting the short end of the stick from the new Trump-GOP tax law. Huge tax cuts that mostly go to the wealthy and corporations are exploding the national debt, and threaten deep cuts to essential public services like Social […]

USA Today: Tax cut savings flow to company stockholders, trickle to hourly workers

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After U.S. corporations got a big tax cut in December, a flurry of announcements touting bonuses and pay raises for hourly employees raised hopes that the cash windfall would keep flowing down to American workers. But the sharing of wealth hasn’t been as generous as hoped. The early payouts, such as one-time awards of $1,000 […]

Newsweek: TRUMP’S TAX CUTS DIDN’T BENEFIT U.S. WORKERS, MADE RICH COMPANIES RICHER, ANALYSIS FINDS

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This article appeared in Newsweek. Nicole Goodkind wrote: President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts might not have trickled down to American workers in the way that he suggested they would. Trump and Republican leadership have long touted their tax cuts as a massive boon to America’s working class, if not through direct tax reductions or […]

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 […]