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TRUMP’S 2020 BUDGET EXACERBATES UNFAIRNESS OF GOP TAX LAW

Cuts to health care, education, housing, plus…more tax cuts for the wealthy President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget rubs salt in the wounds caused by the GOP’s 2017 tax law. Not only does it propose that working families pick up the tab for the tax law’s giveaways slanted towards the wealthy and big corporations through funding […]

TRUMP’S 2020 BUDGET GIVES HUGE TAX BREAK TO DRUG, HEALTHCARE COMPANIES

Budget Repeal and Court Attack on ACA Would Deny Coverage for Millions  President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.7 trillion 2020 budget – and his administration’s attack in court to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – would hand drug companies, health insurance firms and medical device manufacturers a $235 billion tax cut while millions of Americans […]

“Small-Business” Tax Break in Trump-GOP Tax Law Found to Mostly Benefit Wealthy

One of the big lies President Trump and Republicans in Congress used to sell their 2017 tax cuts, which will cost nearly $2 trillion, is that it would greatly benefit “small-businesses.” Their pitch was that “job creators” like corner grocers, neighborhood plumbers and start-up web designers would get a huge tax break knowing full well that most […]

TRUMP BUDGET’S $235 BILLION TAX BREAK FOR BIG PHARMA, HEALTH INSURERS

While the subtitle to President Trump’s new budget reads “Promises Kept. Taxpayers First,” a more accurate slogan would be “Big Tax Breaks for Corporations, Taxpayers Last.” The administration’s treatment of the healthcare industry is a case in point: Trump’s budget would give $235 billion in tax breaks over 10 years to Big Pharma, insurance companies […]

THE STOCK BUYBACKS TOP 20

Banks, Computer and Tech Companies and Pharmaceutical Industry Lead the List of Corporations Buying Record $1 Trillion of Their Stock Since Passage of Trump-GOP Tax Cuts Commercial banks, computer and tech firms and pharmaceutical companies lead the list of industries that announced plans to buy back a record $1 trillion of their own stock since […]

ATF: TRUMP BUDGET “A TESTAMENT TO BROKEN PROMISES. CRUELTY AND FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES”

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today on President Donald Trump’s proposed FY 2020 budget: “The president’s 2020 budget is a testament to broken promises, failed economic policies and cruelty toward working families. After ramming through tax cuts that cost nearly $2 trillion and […]

HOUSE ADOPTS AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1 TO REQUIRE RELEASE OF TRUMP’S BUSINESS TAX RETURNS ON TOP OF PERSONAL RETURNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today on the passage of H.R. 1, which included the ATF-supported amendment that expands the scope of the requirement for presidential and vice-presidential candidates and the president and vice president to release 10 years of their tax returns to […]

2018 Election Results: Tax Fairness is a Winning Message

Republicans lost the tax messaging war in 2018 because progressives clearly defined the problems with the Trump-GOP tax cuts and were unified on the message. “Republicans lost the messaging battle on the [tax] issue,” according to a Sept. 2018 poll for the Republican National Committee. By 61% to 30% voters said the Trump-GOP tax cuts […]

AMERICANS FOR TAX FAIRNESS TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY FOR HEARING THURSDAY ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

ATF Report Details Case for Congress to Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Tax Fairness will submit testimony for a hearing Thursday by the House tax committee’s oversight panel on a proposal to require presidents and presidential candidates to release their personal tax returns. ATF’s testimony is based on its detailed report […]

ATF APPLAUDS NEW YORK CITY OFFICIALS AND ACTIVISTS FOR STANDING UP TO AMAZON’S DEMANDS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today on the announcement that Amazon has canceled its plan for a campus in New York City. “Americans for Tax fairness applauds New York City officials who stood up to Amazon, an $800 billion-dollar corporation that paid no federal income […]