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October 11, 2017Op-Ed from Nick Hanauer: A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big corporations and rich guys like me. In fact, if I were Benevolent Dictator, I would substantially raise taxes on myself and my wealthy friends. Why? It is the only way to sustainably grow the economy, boost productivity, increase business opportunities, and create more and better jobs.

October 11, 2017Opponents of GOP tax plan rally in Harrisburg ahead of President Trump’s visit

Hours before President Donald Trump is set to promote the Republican tax cut plan at an event near Harrisburg, opponents of that proposal rallied outside the state Capitol, blasting the GOP plan as one that would help the country’s wealthiest citizens and hurt its most vulnerable. Chanting “not one penny” and framed by giant, inflatable chickens with golden locks, advocates for disabled residents and an economist from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, a left-leaning think tank, said the president and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax plan won’t work.

September 25, 2017Op-Ed: Americans won’t accept tax cuts for the wealthy

By: Nicole Gill, Executive Director, Tax March This week, while Republicans in the Senate take one last shot at scratching their seven-year itch to take health care away from 30 million Americans, the ‘Gang of Six’ is expected to (at long last) share their tax framework. Why are Republicans so fixated on ramming through the disastrous Graham-Cassidy bill? It’s a critical component of their scheme to take the billions in savings from kicking millions off their insurance and use it to give the top one percent of earners even more tax breaks.

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