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Your Call: David Cay Johnston on the Republican tax plan, inequality & the economy

President Trump Meeting with Senate Finance Committee


Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston says Donald Trump’s tax plan will help Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Trump pitched his tax plan to the conservative Heritage Foundation. Johnston says the middle-class will see their tax burdens grow, while the super-rich will pay much less. The Tax Policy Center estimates that the highest-earning 20 percent will receive more than 70 percent of the tax cuts. We’ll speak with David Cay Johnston about taxes, inequality, and the economy.


David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist, founder of DCReport.org, and author of The Making of Donald Trump

Web Resources:

New York Daily News: How Donald Trump’s tax plan helps Donald Trump: Don't be fooled by the President's claims to the contrary

Washington Post: Be skeptical of Trump’s claim that wages will soar after he cuts taxes

New York Times: Kansas Tried a Tax Plan Similar to Trump’s. It Failed.

Boston Globe: The Koch brothers (and their friends) want President Trump’s tax cut. Very badly.

Vox: The 4 steps Republicans have to take to pass tax reform

Tax Policy Center: A Preliminary Analysis of the Unified Framework

Investopedia: Trump's Tax Reform Plan

The Tax Policy Center: A Tax Break on Repatriated Earnings Will Not Trickle Down to U.S. Workers

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.