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NEW TAX MARCH AD: Accountant Highlights How The New Tax Law Raises Taxes On Majority of American Families

The $500,000 Buy is Part of Larger Campaign Educating Americans About the Negative Impacts of New Tax Law

Friday, April 6, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — One week out from Tax Day, Tax March is up with a new ad campaign to educate Americans about how the tax bill lines the pockets of the richest Americans by giving 83 percent of the tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent. The new ad will begin airing in the Phoenix and Washington, D.C. media markets this week.

The new $500,000 ad buy is part of a larger, nationwide campaign that aims to educate the people across the country about the new tax law. The spot, which features accountant Andrew Scalise, highlights how the new law raises taxes on a majority of Americans and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy at the expense of working people.

“From disproportionately benefiting the wealthy to raising costs for middle-class families, this new tax law is a bad deal for the American people,” said Tax March Executive Director Nicole Gill. “The last thing hardworking Americans need is a tax code that gives billions to the wealthy few by raising taxes on a majority of families. What we need is an economy and a tax system that works for working people—and no matter how you look at it, this legislation rigs the system even further in favor of the wealthiest 1 percent.”

Recent polling shows that a majority of Americans oppose the tax plan passed by Republicans in Congress last year. The new polling also shows that most Americans believe it disproportionately benefits richest Americans and wealthy corporations.

The ad can be viewed here and a full transcript is included below.

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[Voiceover by accountant Andrew Scalise]

I’m Andrew Scalise and I’m a practicing accountant for the last nine years.

When this new tax law came out, I was enthusiastic—I thought it would be a really good thing. But after reading into it a lot more, I think it’s going to hurt regular people.

There’s a number of clients that I am going to have to personally sit down with and tell that, once this new law is fully phased in, a majority of Americans are going to have to pay more in taxes.

Eighty-three percent of all the tax breaks go to the wealthiest one percent—the wealthiest one percent of all Americans.

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