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STOP DRUG CORPORATION PRICE GOUGING & TAX DODGING

Prepared by Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now December 2019  These talking points are based on the findings in this fact sheet. SUMMARY Congress is currently considering legislation to stop drug corporation price gouging and lower the cost of prescription medicines. We all have a stake in the Lower Drug Costs […]

ATF LAUNCHES “12 DAYS OF TAX SCAM” TO HIGHLIGHT 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF TAX CUT FAILURES

Daily Updates Will Show How the Trump-GOP Tax Law Enriches Corporations But Did Little for Workers or the Economy  Americans for Tax Fairness today launched “12 Days of Tax Scam,” a daily update to highlight how the Trump-GOP tax cuts, which were enacted two years ago this month, have been a gift for the wealthy […]

Trump-GOP Tax Cuts Two-Year Anniversary Materials

Call to Action PDF download Google Doc Chartbook: Trump-GOP Tax Cuts Failing Workers & The Economy PDF download Website Talking Points PDF download Google Doc Fact Sheet PDF download Google Doc Polling on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Digital toolkit Sample Op-ed and Letters to the Editor [under development] Sample email asking online activists […]

RECENT POLLING ON THE TCJA TAXING THE WEALTHY & CORPORATIONS

DRUG CORPORATIONS’ PRICE GOUGING & TAX DODGING RIPS OFF PATIENTS AND TAXPAYERS

Big drug corporations have raised prices so high that millions of Americans can’t afford medicines needed to treat illness, manage their health and take care of their families. But drug corporation abuses don’t end there—they are ripping off consumers, taxpayers and the federal government several ways at once. DRUG CORPORATIONS PRICE-GOUGE CONSUMERS & TAXPAYER-SUPPORTED HEALTHCARE […]

TRUMP TAX SCAM EXPLODES DEFICIT BY $400 BILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PROJECTED

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE SAYS COST OF TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT IS $1.9 TRILLION, NOT $1.5 TRILLION The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – the mammoth Trump-GOP tax cuts that largely benefited the wealthy and corporations – was sold to Congress and the American people as costing $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The Congressional […]

What is the Millionaires Surtax?

Americans for Tax Fairness teamed up with Rep. Don Beyer, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Patriotic Millionaires and Institute for Policy Studies to release a brand new #FairShareTaxes plan called the #MillionairesSurtax. Here’s what you need to know:

TRUMP CONSIDERING ANOTHER MAJOR TAX CUT, AGAIN CLAIMING IT’S FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

2017 “Middle Class Tax Cut” Largely Benefited the Wealthy, Exploded the Deficit Reports that President Donald Trump is considering an election-year “middle class tax cut” has echoes of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the Administration billed as a “middle class tax cut” but mostly benefited the wealthy and big corporations. In selling […]

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Don Beyer Introduce New ‘Millionaires Surtax’ To Invest in Working Families

Proposal will Raise Significant Revenue, Help Narrow Wealth Gap  Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.) introduced a new tax proposal to help close the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, and raise significant revenue to make new investments that will grow the economy and protect working families. Their […]

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,” […]