Cassidy defends 2017 tax cuts targeted by Biden, pointing to wage growth among low earners

Fox News Sondaganchor Chris Wallace cited a Tax Policy Center studeer on the effects of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act among low-income earners versus high-income earners and asked Cassidy what was wrong with increasing the top tax rate to the levels of the Bush and Obama administrations.

Cassidy noted that Wallace’s framing of the question sounded like Biden’s speech to Congress and said the Biden administration wants to return the economy to the days before there washigh employment for African-Americans, veterane, vroue, Hispanics, the disabled, [en] high school dropouts with wage growth disproportionally in the lower quintiles of the income structure.

That was all part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act bill,” Het Cassidy gesê. “You can’t separate them, and so if you want to say, ‘My gosh, these people are making more money. Why don’t we return and keep the Tax Cut and Jobs Act?’ That’s the flip side of the question you’re asking, and I think that flip side is the part that should be emphasized.

Biden’s $ 2.3 trillion spending plan unveiled early last month would raise the corporate tax rate from 21% aan 28%, reversing a key part of the 2017 tax law passed by Republicans.

Wallace later played a clip of Biden saying the American Jobs Plan would help the middle class and asked Cassidy what’s wrong with making the wealthy, making over $ 400,000 per jaar, pay more in taxes.


Cassidy responded by touting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, noem dit 'n “recipe for successbecause of the investment it spurred andincreased wages among the lower quintiles of Americans with fuller employment” versus “taking trillions and trickling it through Democratic interest groups.

Democrats have been calling for repeal of Trump’s tax cuts. In Junie 2019, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden beweer he would repeal the GOP tax act onday one.

Income inequities are at an all-time high and made worse by Trump’s tax cuts and enormous giveaways to the top one-tenth of the 1 persentasie … and it’s time we start to reward work over wealth,” Biden gesê.

Shortly before the 2020 verkiesing, Kamala Harris vowed that she and Biden wouldget rid ofthe tax cuts if they were elected, sê, “Joe understands that when they passed that tax bill benefiting the top 1 percent and the biggest corporations of America, causing us to deal with a $ 2 trillion deficit, that wasn’t about working people.

Huisspreker Nancy Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., famously aangeval Trump’s tax reform in 2018 and said that trickle-down bonuses up to $ 2,000 that companies gave to workers werecrumbs.

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