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NEW TAX MARCH AD: Tax Bill Rigs System In Favor of the Wealthy, While Working Families Pay the Price

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Tax March is up with a new television and digital ad campaign in Las Vegas to inform Nevadans about how the tax bill rigs the tax code further in favor of the richest Americans and wealthiest corporations by giving 83 percent of the tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent.

The new six-figure ad campaign in Nevada is part of national campaign which aims to highlight how the new law raises taxes on a majority of Americans and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy at the expense of working people.

“The tax law that was rammed through Congress last year overwhelmingly benefits millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations at the expense of working people,” said Tax March Executive Director Nicole Gill. “Tax breaks for the ultra-rich and biggest corporations are a disaster for the middle class. The last thing working Nevadans need is a tax plan that ultimately raises their taxes and threatens massive cuts to Medicare and Social Security.”

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]

“Boondoggle.”

“Unfair.”

A “tax cut for the rich.”

That’s what they’re calling the new tax plan out of Washington.

83 percent of the benefits go to the richest one percent. Big corporations and Wall Street get billions in new breaks, while middle-class families see their taxes go up.

It adds $1.9 trillion to our national debt, which may force cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

A tax plan for the rich, we pay the price.

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