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Vukmir-Nicholson #GOPTaxScam is Still a Giveaway to the Richest Americans

GOP tax law sends more than 80% of benefits to the richest one percent and big corporations like Exxon and Pfizer, while hiking taxes on middle-class Americans

By - Apr 5th, 2018 01:44 pm
Kevin Nicholson and Sen. Leah Vukmir.

Kevin Nicholson and Sen. Leah Vukmir.

MADISON — A new report from the non-partisan Tax Policy Center looks at the Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson-supported #GOPTaxScam, finding,”The Republican tax law passed last fall will give the richest one percent of Americans an average personal income tax break of about $33,000, while the poorest Americans will receive an average personal income tax break of $40.”

The Tax Policy Center’s new isolated look at the law’s regressive disparity in individual income tax savings is the clearest sign that the Republican tax law — which Vukmir and Nicholson have made a central part of their respective Senate campaigns — is a massive giveaway to big corporations and the wealthy few that’s shouldered by hardworking, middle-class Americans.

The #GOPTaxScam sends more than 80 percent of benefits to the richest one percent and big corporations like Exxon, Wells Fargo, and drug companies like Pfizer, while hiking taxes on hard-working, middle-class Americans. And the tax law is paired with a Republican federal budget plan that calls for reckless Vukmir and Nicholson-endorsed cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

“This new report is just the latest confirmation that Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson’s GOP tax law is a scam giveaway to the right-wing billionaires and corrupt corporate special interests bankrolling their campaigns,” said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. “Big corporations like Kimberly-Clark are already using their disproportionate tax breaks for stock buybacks, then laying off hardworking Wisconsinites — it isn’t right, but Vukmir and Nicholson are staking their political futures on this scam tax law anyway.”

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