Clinton: Trump tax plan gives more to rich than Bush tax cuts

Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 10:29 am

logoDuring the Presidential Debate on October 9th, Hillary Clinton said “Donald Trump’s tax plan gives the wealthy and corporations more than the Bush tax cuts by at least a factor of two.”

Politifact rated this as TRUE.  Here is why:

Due to Bush tax cuts after-tax incomes for the top 1 percent of taxpayers increased by 5.4 to 6.7 percent. The same group would see incomes gains of 10.2 to 19.9 percent under the Trump tax plan, and perhaps even more.

Under Bush, the top 1 percent received a tax break equivalent to 0.66 percent of GDP.  With Trump’s tax plan they would deliver a cut equivalent to 1.32 percent of GDP.

Source: Politifact

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