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HOW DO ‘DEFICIT HAWKS’ EXPLAIN THEIR VOTES FOR TAX CUTS ADDING $5 TRILLION TO THE NATIONAL DEBT?

ATF Releases Media Briefing Book & Questions for Candidates in 2018 Campaign WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Congress, Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) is an original cosponsor of a resolution declaring the national debt “a threat to national security.”  On her website, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) says, “Our national debt is not only a threat to our financial security it is […]

The 2018 Tax Debate Media Briefing Book

READ FULL REPORT HERE In Congress, Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) is an original cosponsor of a resolution declaring the national debt “a threat to national security.”  On her website, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) says, “Our national debt is not only a threat to our financial security it is also a threat to our national security.” On his website, Rep. Erik […]

AFTER $30 BILLION IN PROFITS AND A $4 BILLION TAX CUT, VERIZON SEEKS TO CUT 44,000 U.S. WORKERS, OUTSOURCE UP TO 5,000 JOBS

Actions Show Trump-GOP Tax Cuts No Help for Average Working Families WASHINGTON, D.C. – Verizon, which had profits last year of $30 billion and will receive an estimated $4 billion tax cut in 2018 as a result of the Trump-GOP tax law, announced this week that it could cut its workforce by nearly one-quarter and […]

STATEMENT: NEW YORK TIMES STORY EXPOSES BROKEN TAX SYSTEM, HOW TRUMP FAMILY AVOIDED TAXES

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today concerning The New York Times investigation into President Trump’s finances: “Today’s story in the New York Times shows why we need to fix our rigged tax system and why we need to know even more about Trump’s personal wealth, including his […]

Statement of Americans for Tax Fairness Upon Passage of Second Round of Trump-GOP Tax Cuts

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today ahead of the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second round of Trump-GOP tax cuts. “Today, the House of Representatives on a largely party-line vote approved a massive $3 trillion tax cut that mostly benefits the wealthy, on […]

ANALYSIS OF TAX ISSUES IN THE 2018 FEDERAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS

KEY FINDINGS “Republicans lost the messaging battle on the [tax] issue, per a Sept. 2 polling memo prepared for the Republican National Committee. Their poll found that by 61% to 30%, voters said the law benefits “large corporations and rich Americans” over “middle class families.” The memo attributed this to message discipline from the tax […]

VOTE ON $3 TRILLION IN NEW TAX CUTS PLANNED IN U.S. HOUSE NEXT WEEK

ATF State Reports Detail How Measure Favors Wealthy, Increases Debt and Jeopardizes Critical Services WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to bring legislation to the House floor next week that would provide a second round of tax cuts which, like the first round last year, heavily favors the wealthy and businesses, will add […]

HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTES TO DOUBLE DOWN ON FAILED TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY

New Tax Cut Proposal is More of The Same: Favors the Wealthy, Deepens the Deficit, Threatens Medicare/Social Security WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Ways and Means Committee voted Thursday along party lines to double down on the failed first round of Trump-GOP tax cuts and approve a bill that provides even more tax cuts that mostly benefit […]

776 NATIONAL AND STATE GROUPS SIGN LETTER OPPOSING ROUND 2 OF TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS

New Tax Cut Proposal to be Considered Thursday is More of the Same: Favors the Wealthy, Balloons the Deficit, Threatens Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of 137 prominent national organizations have come together with 639 state groups to oppose a second round of tax cuts proposed by President Trump and House Republicans that will, […]

NATIONWIDE ‘DAYS OF ACTION’ TO MARK 53rd YEAR OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

More than 100 events in 58 cities to protest proposed cuts in healthcare services to pay for Trump-GOP tax giveaway to the wealthy and corporations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Activists around the country are holding about 100 events to mark the 53rdAnniversary on July 30thof the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid, and to highlight the effects that the […]