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TIME TO EAT YOUR WORDS, SEC. MNUCHIN: TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY DIDN’T LOWER THE DEFICIT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two years ago today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sold the proposed Trump-GOP tax cuts to lawmakers and the American public by making a bold promise: the tax cuts would reduce the federal defict by more than $1 trillion. “We think this tax plan will cut down the deficits by a trillion dollars,” […]

IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY SHOULD INCLUDE OBTAINING TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS: ATF

Americans for Tax Fairness today urged Congress to obtain President Trump’s personal and business tax returns as part of its impeachment inquiry. Trump has so far resisted attempts by a House committee to turn over his tax returns, saying Congress “has no legitimate legislative purpose” for obtaining the documents. But an impeachment inquiry gives Congress […]

ICYMI: COMPILATION OF NON-PARTISAN RESEARCH AND NEWS REPORTS SHOWS LITTLE ECONOMIC GAIN FROM TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS

Nevertheless, Trump Considering New Tax Cuts for Wealthy Even Though Polling Compilation Shows TCJA Still Underwater with Public  The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the top legislative achievement of the Trump Administration and the GOP Congress, has failed to live up to the many promises by its proponents, according to a year-long compilation […]

RECENT POLLING ON THE TCJA TAXING THE WEALTHY & CORPORATIONS

TRUMP TAX PLAN TO INDEX CAPITAL GAINS IS GREEDY, COSTLY, FRAUDULENT AND ILLEGAL

A year after first floating the idea of indexing capital gains to inflation, and then wisely shying away from it, the Trump administration is again considering handing the richest 1% another meaty tax cut at the expense of everyone else—and doing it without Congress’s approval. Besides probably being illegal, the proposal would cost up to […]

ATF APPLAUDS GOV. NEWSOM FOR SIGNING BILL ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Legislation Helps Restore Transparency to Presidential Elections Americans for Tax Fairness today applauded California Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing a bill to require presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release five years of federal tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state’s primary ballot. Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, said […]

‘WHAT IS HE HIDING?’ ATF STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S LAWSUIT OVER HIS TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today concerning the lawsuit filed by President Trump against the House Ways & Means Committee to prevent the release of his personal and business tax returns. “President Trump is taking extraordinary legal measures to block Congress and the public from seeing his […]

ICYMI: KANSAS REBOUNDS AFTER REPEAL OF HUGE TAX CUTS

‘Trickle Down’ Plan Failed to Spur Growth, Offers Lessons for Federal Tax Policy Last week, CNBC named Kansas number 19 on its list of America’s Top States for Business, a surprising 16-place jump from its 2018 ranking, making Kansas this year’s most improved state. Good news for Kansas, certainly, but the way the Sunflower State […]

ATF: APPOINTMENT OF FORMER FOX NEWS COMMENTATOR WOULD TURN TREASURY DEPARTMENT INTO PROPAGANDA ARM

Conspiracy Theorist and Accused Plagiarist Monica Crowley Unfit as Treasury Spokesperson President Trump’s decision to appoint a long-time Fox News commentator as spokesperson for the U.S. Treasury Department raises serious questions about whether the public would get accurate information about the economy and taxes from her, or misinformation and lies about the Administration’s policies. Monica […]

SUMMARY OF POLLING ON THE ESTATE TAX & TAXING THE WEALTHY

There is little recent polling on the estate tax. This fact sheet summarizes the few recent poll questions that have been asked and then reviews the bigger body of opinion research on taxing the rich in general or specific proposals, such as enacting a wealth tax of 2% on those whose wealth exceeds $50 million […]