Why Tax-the-Rich Is Rallying Cry for Trump Opponents: QuickTake
By Laura Davison
Dec. 2, 2019, 8:37 PM
With U.S. Democrats jockeying to see who will challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, raising taxes on the rich is emerging as a central theme for a party being pulled to the left by its invigorated self-described progressivewing. Ideas include a “wealth tax” on assets, much higher income tax rates on the biggest earners and a new tax on financial trades, all in the name of raising more money for new government programs while making a dent in rising inequality.
1. What are the proposals?
They mainly fall into five categories:
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