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WATCH: Tax March Iowa Talks GOP Tax Law with Beto O’Rourke



Friday, May 10, 2019  


Valerie Jean-Charles

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WATCH: Tax March Iowa Talks GOP Tax Law with Beto O’Rourke

As the country waits to learn whether or not Democrats intend to go to court to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns, progressive groups on the ground are taking the conversation around tax policy to democratic presidential hopefuls.

At a campaign stop earlier this week, Tax March Iowa Director Sue Dinsdale asked Beto O’Rourke whether he supports repealing parts of the GOP Tax Law, and whether he supports raising taxes on the one percent. Beto has previously been quoted as saying, “At a time of extraordinary wealth inequality, we could begin by rolling back the worst excesses of the Trump tax cuts.”

You can check out the clip here.

Sue’s question comes at a time where Trump’s taxes and tax policy have dominated the national conversation.

This week, a  New York Times investigation into Trump’s shady tax history found that he was able to rig the system to avoid paying taxes for eight out of 10 years. The report which found that Trump lost more than $1 billion between 1985 and 1994, eerily foreshadows how the stage was set for the passing of the 2017 GOP tax law which further rigged the tax code in favor of the wealthy.

Rather than closing loopholes and working for the American people, Trump’s tax law has actually raised taxes on 53 percent of American families, including 92 million middle-class households. Meanwhile, the law led to twice as many companies paying zero in taxes while granting them a $1.5 trillion windfall, similarly to what Trump was able to get away with for a decade.

Please reach out if you’re interested in learning more. Tax March Iowa Director Sue Dinsdale is available for interviews.


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