2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said she would repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act if elected president, during a campaign event in Somersworth, New Hampshire on Sunday.
“On day one, we’re going to repeal that tax bill that benefitted the top one percent and the biggest corporations in this country,” Harris said, according to a video on Facebook.
Since the start of her campaign, she’s called for repealing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at least six times.
“On day one, we are going to repeal that tax bill that benefits the top one percent and the biggest corporations in our country,” Harris said in Gilford, NH on Sunday.
“On day one, we’re going to repeal that tax bill that benefits the top 1% and the biggest corporations in our country,” during a campaign stop in Florence, South Carolina on July 7.
“On day one, we’re going to repeal that tax bill that benefited the top 1% and the biggest corporations in our country,” during a campaign stop in Birmingham, Alabama on June 7.
“On day one, we gonna repeal that tax bill that benefited the top one percent and the biggest corporations in this country,” Harris said during a stop in New Hampshire on May 15.
While Harris was speaking at a NAACP fundraiser in May, she threatened to “get rid of the whole thing,” if elected president.
A promise to repeal the tax cuts is a promise to raise taxes. If the tax cuts were repealed:
- A family of four earning the median income of $73,000 would see a $2,000 tax increase.
- A single parent (with one child) making $41,000 would see a $1,300 tax increase.
- Millions of low and middle income households would be stuck paying the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
- Utility bills would go up in all 50 states as a direct result of the corporate income tax increase.
- Small employers will face a tax increase due to the repeal of the 20% deduction for small business income.
- The USA would have the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world.
- Taxes would rise in every state and every congressional district.
- The Death Tax would ensnare more families and businesses.
- The AMT would snap back to hit millions of households.
- Millions of households would see their child tax credit cut in half.
- Millions of households would see their standard deduction cut in half, adding to their tax complexity as they are forced to itemize their deductions and deal with the shoebox full of receipts on top of the refrigerator.
In New Hampshire, where Harris promised to repeal the TCJA, households making the average income, $73,381, received an average tax cut of around $1,435, according to a recent Tax Foundation report. According to the same report, every congressional district in America received a tax cut.
The Washington Post also stated: “Most Americans received a tax cut.”
More evidence of the benefits flowing from the tax cuts can be found in a recent H&R Block report, which stated, “overall tax liability is down 24.9 percent on average.”
In Harris’s home state of California, the report found that residents received a 27.1% reduction in their taxes, on average. In the state where Harris made the tax hike threat – New Hampshire – residents received a 25.2 percent tax cut on average.
Even left-leaning and establishment media outlets confirm the good news arising from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
- The New York Times also flatly stated: “Most people got a tax cut.”
- CNN’s Jake Tapper did his own fact check and concluded: “The facts are, most Americans got a tax cut.”
- CNN’s Jake Tapper also stated: “In fact, estimates from both sides of the political spectrum show that the majority of people in the United States of America did receive a tax cut.”
- FactCheck.org stated: “Most people got some kind of tax cut in 2018 as a result of the law.”
- FactCheck.org also stated: “The vast majority (82 percent) of middle-income earners — those with income between about $49,000 and $86,000 — received a tax cut that averaged about $1,050.
- The NYT also stated: “To a large degree, the gap between perception and reality on the tax cuts appears to flow from a sustained — and misleading — effort by liberal opponents of the law to brand it as a broad middle-class tax increase.”