“폭스 뉴스 일요일” anchor Chris Wallace cited a Tax Policy Center 연구 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 was “high employment for African-Americans, 베테랑, 여자들, Hispanics, the disabled, [과] 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,” Cassidy said. “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.”
바이든 $ 2.3 trillion spending plan unveiled early last month would raise the corporate tax rate from 21% ...에 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 year, pay more in taxes.
Cassidy responded by touting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 그것을 호출 “recipe for success” because of the investment it spurred and “increased 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. 6 월 2019, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden 주장 he would repeal the GOP tax act on “day 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 퍼센트 … and it’s time we start to reward work over wealth,” 바이든이 말했다.
Shortly before the 2020 선거, 카말라 해리스 vowed that she and Biden would “get rid of” the tax cuts if they were elected, 속담, “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.”
낸시 펠로시 하원의장, D- 칼리프., famously 공격 Trump’s tax reform in 2018 and said that trickle-down bonuses up to $ 2,000 that companies gave to workers were “crumbs.”