Florida Democratic Party Statement on Revelations about Trump’s Taxes

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In response to the bombshell New York Times report uncovering years worth of Donald Trump’s taxes, Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: 

“This report makes clear once again that Donald Trump’s motto has always been: Trump first, Americans last.

While Trump raised taxes on millions of middle class families and gave a massive handout to his Mar-a-Lago crowd, he paid just $750 in his first year in office. Trump is a self-proclaimed ‘billionaire,’ but paid less in taxes than most Floridians, including those working hard on the frontlines during this pandemic. Floridians deserve a president of integrity who is focused on serving the people, not himself — and that’s what we’re going to get when we elect Joe Biden in November.” 

Trump’s Broken Promises on Taxes

Promise:  “I’m Going To Massively Lower Your Taxes. That’s Businesses and That’s Middle Income. That’s Everybody.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Fort Meyers, FL, 9/19/16]
Reality: The GOP-Trump tax bill would raise taxes on 3.6 million Florida residents by 2027, most of whom will have incomes less than $78,500. [Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, 12/16/17]

Promise: Trump: “I’ll Push To Expand Freedom For All Of Our Citizens. I’m Going To Lower Your Taxes So Substantially.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Miami, FL, 9/16/16]
Reality: In 2019, The richest 1% of Florida taxpayers will receive 40% of the state’s share of the tax cuts under the Republican tax bill. [Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, 12/16/17

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