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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 […]

Martin Luther King on Economic Injustice and the Racial Wealth Divide—And How the New GOP Tax Law Will Make It All Worse

As we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, we must remember that economic justice was central to his mission. The gap between rich and poor he highlighted in the 1950s and 1960s—and the economic disparities between White and Black America—have only worsened with time. The recently enacted Republican tax legislation that gives massive tax cuts to the […]

Breakdown of Trump-GOP Tax Giveaway Law

  HERE IS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN TAX GIVEAWAY, SIGNED INTO LAW BY DONALD TRUMP, DOES: Gives a massive tax cut to millionaires and corporations. Over 80% of the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts will go to the richest 1% by 2027, when fully phased in. This year, the top 1% will get an average tax […]

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 […]

12 Terrible Things About the Trump-GOP Tax Law

Gives 83% of the tax cuts to the richest 1% by 2027. The richest 1% of taxpayers will get one-fifth (21%) of the tax cuts in 2018, but that grows to 83% by 2027. Their tax cut will average $51,000 in 2018; the bottom 60% of taxpayers will get about a dollar day. [Tax Policy […]

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 […]