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  • Hillary Gets Bashed Over ‘Republican-Lite’ Tax Plan

    The spokesman for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attacked rival Hillary Clinton for proposing a tax plan Sunday that he argues is not much better than what a Republican would offer.

    “Given the disappearing middle class and massive income and wealth inequality in America today, we clearly have to go a lot further than what Secretary Clinton proposes,” Bernie rep Michael Briggs press wrote in a Sunday press release. “We need to raise Social Security benefits by lifting the cap on taxable income above $250,000.”

    Throughout her campaign, Hillary has proposed tax cuts to help aide certain groups of people. During a town hall, she added home healthcare providers to the list of those who should get tax relief.

    In contrast, the Bernie plan wouldn’t just tax corporations but also go after offshore tax havens. It would close loopholes that allow Wall Street stockholders to avoid taxes on assets they trade. He has yet to get into the specific of how exactly he plans to execute his proposals. He argued the extra taxes could then be used to help create jobs.

    “We need to pass excellent legislation by leading Democrats in Congress to provide paid family and medical leave. We need to join the rest of the industrialized world in guaranteeing health care to all people as a right, not a privilege,” Briggs continued. “It’s too late for tentative half-steps that sound Republican-lite.”

    Home care providers are just the latest group Hillary has argued deserved tax relief. Her previous proposals have included tax cuts for small businesses and middle class families. At the same time, she has advocated for taxing large corporations and and wealthier Americans.

    “We need to recognize the value of the work that caregivers give to all of us, both those who are paid and the great number who are unpaid,” Hillary said during the town hall, according to The Associated Press. “The lost wages and the work that is sometimes given up are costing families.”

    She also plans to boost Social Security benefits to those taking time out of work to care for immediate family. Both Hillary and Bernie have been criticized for proposing expensive and unsustainable plans. The Republican National Committee claimed the latest Hillary proposal would add $10 billion onto an already expensive tax plan. Additional the Bernie plan of taxing the rich to afford an aggressive expansion of government programs could lead to a severe loss of government revenue and slow economic growth.

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