Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans jammed thru a tax cut/giveaway at the end of 2017…
Most middle class Americans , who actually pay the majority of taxes have felt NOTHING from this…
Meanwhile, the Rich and Corporations HAVE gained ….
So it is no surprise that Democrats , who control the House , are looking to make sure Americans know that they are looking to rebalance things on taxes….
The banner is being carried by the early field of those running for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination…
While Republicans have a Senate majority and Donald Trump is President there is little chance of anything being done on this…
But it IS an issue Democrats can hammer Republicans on….
A debate over how hard to tax the rich is taking center stage in the early days of the 2020 presidential race.
Likely candidates who are more to the left are leaning heavily on messaging that says wealthy Americans need to be taxed significantly more, and they’re backing that up with proposals to make their mark on the issue.
Meanwhile, billionaires who are considering entering the race are pushing back on some of the latest calls to boost taxes on the wealthiest U.S. residents.
Democratic strategists say that arguments in favor of major tax increases for the rich will win over voters. They also predict that candidates who have yet to offer such proposals are likely to do so as the race heats up.
“Presidential elections are about the candidates’ values, and tax policy may sound wonky, but it’s become a tangible way to reflect what you value,” said Jesse Ferguson, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign who later worked for groups opposed to President Trump’s 2017 tax law.
Ferguson added that Democrats’ policy proposals are showing how they value work more than wealth, which “may not be a winner on Wall Street, but it’s definitely a winner on Main Street.”
The party’s presidential primary field is expected to be crowded, and many candidates will be battling for progressive voters who are troubled by income and wealth inequality….
Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat….