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Victory for Taxes: Tax March Applauds Presidential Candidates for Addressing Taxes and Wealth Inequality During Ohio Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 

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Victory for Taxes: Tax March Applauds Presidential Candidates for Addressing Taxes and Wealth Inequality During Ohio Presidential Debate 

Debate on Taxes Comes on the Heels of a TV Ad and Open Letter Calling on CNN Debate Moderators to Prioritize Discussion of the 2017 Trump Tax Scam and Policies to Tax the Rich 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tax March released the following statement from Tax March Executive Director Maura Quint following tonight’s focus on the 2017 Trump tax scam, and solutions to tax the rich and address wealth inequality by presidential candidates during the Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio. This comes one week after Tax March released a television ad, which CNN refused to air nationally, and an open letter calling on the network’s debate moderators to prioritize taxes in their questioning during the Ohio debate. 

“Simply put, tonight’s debate cements what Tax March has known for nearly two years: America is ready to tax the rich. We have repeatedly called for presidential candidates to offer competing proposals to get the one percent to pay their fair share, and tonight has shown us that they are listening. 

“This is not a matter of “taxing billionaires out of existence,” or “raising taxeson the middle class” to pay for health care. This is about recognizing and respecting workers as the backbone of our economy. We refuse to accept crushing wealth inequality and a rigged tax code as our status quo. No family should be forced to pick between rent or groceries, while corporations are using trillions of dollars in tax cuts to buy back shares.  

“And while debate moderators continue to struggle to steer clear of conservative talking points when formulating debate questions, Tax March’s work doesn’t stop here. We will continue to push for taxes to be a priority during these debates because America’s workers deserve to hear presidential candidates articulate their vision for an economy that serves all and not just some. We’re just getting started.” 

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