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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 […]

ATF Statement on President Trump’s 2019 Budget

STATEMENT FROM AMERICANS FOR TAX FAIRNESS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FRANK CLEMENTE: “Donald Trump has proposed a federal budget that steals from working families to pay for his massive $1.5 trillion tax cut that largely benefits the wealthy and big corporations. He’s taking away health care from seniors, food from families, college loans for the next generation, […]

Analysis: Koch Brothers Could Get Up To $1.4 Billion Tax Cut From Law They Helped Pass

A new analysis by Americans for Tax Fairness estimates that Charles Koch and David Koch and/or Koch Industries could save between $1 billion and $1.4 billion combined in income taxes each year from the Trump tax law―and that doesn’t even count how much the brothers might save in taxes on offshore profits or how much […]

Economists Agree: Trump-GOP Tax Plan Will Not Substantially Boost Economy

President Trump and Congressional Republicans claim their massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations will greatly increase economic growth, enough even to cover the plan’s $1.5 trillion cost (though they’ve recently been hedging this last claim). Economic experts from across the ideological spectrum strongly refute these claims, both on general principles and as they […]

How Trump Benefits From The New Trump-GOP Tax Law

Despite his false claim that his tax plan would “cost me a fortune,” President Trump will undoubtedly be among the very wealthy who will benefit enormously from his tax plan. Several elements will be particular boons to Trump and his family. Trump’s exact tax savings are difficult to estimate since he has refused to release […]

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

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 […]

Public Interest Group Statements In Opposition To The Passage Of The Trump-GOP Tax Bill

AFL-CIO, William Samuel, Director of the Government Affairs Department “This tax bill is a job killer that gives huge tax breaks to wealthy corporations that outsource jobs at the expense of working people. … Working people will be stuck with the bill for this wasteful tax boondoggle. We will pay the price in the form […]

Reaction To Final Passage Of GOP Tax Scam: Americans Won’t Forget.

This is NOT the “Best Christmas Present of All”; It’s a Disgrace. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2017 CONTACT: TJ Helmstetter, thelmstetter@americansfortaxfairness.org Upon final House passage of the GOP Tax Bill, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, issued the following statement: “This monstrosity is not tax reform. It’s a money grab by the richest 1% and […]

WHILE REPUBLICANS TRY TO RAM AN UNPOPULAR TAX PLAN THROUGH CONGRESS, AMERICANS CONTINUE TO VOICE THEIR OBJECTION

OVER 930,000 CALLS HAVE BEEN MADE TO HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS IN OPPOSITION TO THE #GOPTAXSCAM  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2017 CONTACT: TJ Helmstetter, THelmstetter@AmericansForTaxFairness.org Concerned constituents opposed to the Republican tax plan have now placed more than 930,000 phone calls to Congress using tools and 1-800 numbers set up by a wide coalition of groups opposed to the plan. Of […]

STATEMENT FROM AMERICANS FOR TAX FAIRNESS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FRANK CLEMENTE

“Hypocrisy rules in Washington. With Bob Corker’s reversal, the myth of the deficit hawk is now dead. Next year when Republicans propose deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid under the guise of deficit reduction, we will all remember that they increased the deficit by $1.5 trillion in order to give tax cuts to […]