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Klobuchar blasts Trump tax plan

Presidential candidate also touts infrastructure repair plan

April 15, 2019 - 5:45 am

On the eve of President Trump's tax day visit to Minnesota, US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is calling out the chief executive over a tax plan she says benefits only the rich.

Klobuchar lashed out at Trump during a media avail along the Mississippi River, while also laying out a billion-dollar plan for rebuilding roads and bridges.

"If you look at the numbers here, the top .1 percent got tax cuts worth 100 times what the average person got," said Klobuchar. "When you think of the income disparity in our country and how unfair it is, this made it even worse."

Trump is using his stop in Burnsville on April 15th, the deadline for filing income tax forms and payments, to celebrate his tax bill.

Klobuchar made her remarks in plain sight of the Interstate 35W bridge that replaced the span that collapsed in 2007. She said Trump has failed to follow through on a promise the fix the nation's failing infrastructure system, which she is making a priority in her bid to become president.

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The infrastructure proposal calls for $650 billion in federal funds, with a good chunk coming from raising the corporate tax rate to 25 percent.

“That tax bill was a major missed opportunity. That tax bill should have been a bill that would have not only brought some taxes down for working people but also could have funded a major infrastructure investment,” Klobuchar said.

President Trump’s tax bill cut the rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.




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