Progressives’ Response to Trump’s Tax Law

By Felicia Wong, Steph Sterling |

The passage of the Republican tax law was a brutal blow, but the progressive fight against it was not without victories. And for the first time in generations, the elite consensus on what makes good tax policy has crumbled.

As progressives, we cannot let the Trump tax law stand.

But to simply call for the law’s repeal, however, without any call to enact real reform in its place, would squander the opportunity this political moment provides to reclaim the progressive voice in our economic debate and address the inequality that is plaguing our economy and our democracy.

We at the Roosevelt Institute are pushing forward a real vision for a better tax code and a better economy, because a progressive plan that rebalances power is what our country needs.

 

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Felicia Wong is Roosevelt's President and CEO, seeking to reimagine the social and economic policies of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for the 21st century.

Steph Sterling is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at Roosevelt Institute.