February 25, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) on Thursday night tweeted out a story by PBS News Hour that said her tax plan included a provision to give up to $6,000 per year in cash payments to middle-income households.
The PBS story was headlined: “Why 2020 Democratic candidates are pushing more progressive tax proposals.”
“Democratic 2020 contenders are pushing some of the most progressive tax proposals in decades,” said the lead paragraph in the PBS story, “a sign that the debate over one of President Donald Trump’s signature achievements—the Republican tax overhaul—could become a crucial issue in the primary elections.”
One paragraph in the story said: “Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is sticking by the tax plan she proposed last fall. It would give middle-income households cash payments of up to $6,000 per family. The payments would be offset by repealing the 2017 GOP tax cuts and creating a fee on large financial institutions.”
In her Tweet that linked to this PBS story, Kamala Harris said: “Nearly half of American families do not have enough cash to afford a $400 unexpected expense. It’s time we put money back in their pockets—not big wealthy corporations and the top 1%.”
This article was posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:14 am