Kamala Harris calls for scrapping Trump tax law: 'Get rid of the whole thing'

Kamala Harris calls for scrapping Trump tax law: 'Get rid of the whole thing'
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden pushes into Trump territory The Hill's Campaign Report: One week from Election Day | Biden looks to expand map | Trump trails narrowly in Florida, Arizona The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - One week out, where the Trump, Biden race stands MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, called for the total repeal of the 2017 tax reform law Monday, saying the U.S. should “get rid of the whole thing,” according to Bloomberg.

Harris made the remarks after an American Federation of Teachers (AFT) event in Detroit, setting her apart from several competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination who have called for only a partial repeal of the GOP-backed law. A total repeal would eliminate some of the law’s more popular provisions, such as doubling the standard deduction and increasing the child tax credit, according to the report.


During her speech to the AFT, Harris imagined a critic of her education plan demanding answers on how she would pay for it.

“On Day One, we’re going to repeal that tax bill that benefited the top 1 percent and corporations,” she said.

Ian Sams, Harris’s campaign spokesman, told Bloomberg that the California Democrat would look to replace the 2017 law with the LIFT Act, legislation she has proposed that would involve nearly $3 trillion in refundable tax cuts primarily affecting the middle class.

Before launching her White House run, Harris announced a plan to give working families up to $6,000 annually, echoing a similar proposal by Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownBrown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights Senators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday session Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day MORE (D-Ohio) and Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaHouse Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education Biden says he opposes Supreme Court term limits Dozens of legal experts throw weight behind Supreme Court term limit bill MORE (D-Calif.), which would be paid for by repealing the tax cuts.

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandInternal Democratic poll: Desiree Tims gains on Mike Turner in Ohio House race Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns | FCC to move forward with considering order targeting tech's liability shield | YouTube expands polices to tackle QAnon Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize MORE (D-N.Y.) has called for making the law’s middle-class tax cuts permanent but repealing its corporate tax cuts, putting the savings toward expanding the earned income tax credit and the child and dependent care tax credit. Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (D-Minn.), meanwhile, have proposed rolling back the cuts in support of an expansion of the earned income tax credit.