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New Tax March Ad Urges Sen. Toomey and Trump to Put Workers Ahead of Big Corporations

MARCH 31, 2020

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New Tax March Ad Urges Sen. Toomey and Trump to Put Workers Ahead of Big Corporations

Harrisburg, PA — Tax March, the grassroots movement for a fairer and more equitable tax code, unveiled a new ad calling on Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and President Donald Trump to put working people ahead of big corporations. The ad is part of a seven-figure ad campaign to hold President Trump and four Republican senators accountable for their support of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and push back against a coronavirus response that gives away more to corporations than working people.

“Two years ago, Republicans in Congress passed the Trump tax law, which was a massive giveaway to wealthy corporations like Mack Trucks’ foreign owners. Instead of boosting wages or putting money in the pockets of everyday Americans, Mack laid off hundreds of Pennsylvania workers,” said Tax March Campaign Director Dana Bye. “Now, nearly 650,000 Pennsylvanians are newly unemployed along with millions across the country. Main Street businesses are struggling and hospitals are at capacity, yet Congress is once again bailing out big corporations by handing the Trump administration the keys to an unaccountable slush fund.”

The ad focuses on Trump’s failed promise to save American jobs. Thanks to the tax law, Trump and Pat Toomey gave Mack Trucks’ foreign owners a $92 million tax break — only for the company to turn around and fire hundreds of Pennsylvania workers this year. The ad calls on Trump and Toomey to stop prioritizing the profits of foreign corporations at the expense of American workers. 

The first ad in the campaign, a radio spot called “Alexa,” explained how Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) bought thousands of dollars in Amazon stock just two days after voting for the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Another ad in Wisconsin highlighted a small business owner’s concerns about not getting support during the coronavirus pandemic. An upcoming ad will target Senator Susan Collins of Maine. 

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