July 15, 2020/Media, Press

Texas Democrats on Tax Day: Trump’s Tax Scam Continues to Fail Working Families

Austin, TX – Today is Tax Day, which means Donald Trump’s toxic agenda has handed out massive windfalls to big corporations and wealthy donors, while raising taxes on working families across Texas.

Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump has utterly failed to provide more coronavirus relief funding for Texans fighting to make ends meet amid the pandemic. Yet in 2017, Trump and his Republican enablers like John Cornyn jammed through a tax scam that hiked taxes on Texas’ working families, while billionaires and big corporations got a massive windfall. As Trump and Cornyn continue to line the pockets of their wealthy, well-connected donors, hardworking Texas families are getting the short end of the stick. That’s why come November, Texans will reject their empty rhetoric and build an economy that works for working families.”

BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES

Promise: “At the core of my contract is my plan to bring back our jobs.” [Trump Campaign Rally, 10/29/16]

Reality: Trump’s tax scam incentivizes corporations to ship even more jobs overseas.

Promise: “We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans […]” [Trump, 9/27/17]

Reality: Trump’s tax scam hiked taxes on more than 10 million families, including 624,481 in Texas, while handing massive giveaways to powerful corporations.

Reality: The Trump tax scam allowed corporations and billionaires to pay a lower tax rate than working families, and made economic inequality worse.

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