Democratic Senate candidate Jenny Wilson says GOP tax cuts failing, offers her own plan

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  • J2 Riverton, UT
    May 25, 2018 6:37 p.m.

    Both major parties, when they are the minority, will harp about the deficit. But when it's their turn to actually do something about it (IE, they are in power) they just tax and spend.

    There's no reason to believe Wilson would do anything differently should she be elected.

  • Flipphone Sandy, UT
    May 25, 2018 12:15 p.m.

    Vote democrat,liberal,Socialist /Marxist and pay higher taxes...There truly is no explaining Stupid.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    May 25, 2018 10:41 a.m.

    toosmart, your comment doesn't square with the facts. Utah has the fast growing housing rate in the USA. That means people are now buying houses that couldn't afford them under Obama's regime!

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    May 25, 2018 8:53 a.m.

    @at long last. . . - May 25, 2018 8:42 a.m.
    No more 'tax and spend' for the younger liberal Dems, now it is 'tax and borrow, spend and spend'. Doubling down on failed ideas is not smart.

    You're saying, then, that trump is a "liberal" Dem -- look at the fact that he's had to run up the highest deficit and national debt in history so he could give himself and his wealthy cronies a huge tax gift (trump himself would realize $11 to $15 MILLION dollars a year under his plan). trump and his cronies are benefitting from his huge tax "break" and the rest of us are paying for it. Sad.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    May 25, 2018 8:42 a.m.

    No more 'tax and spend' for the younger liberal Dems, now it is 'tax and borrow, spend and spend'. Doubling down on failed ideas is not smart.

  • Paul in MD Montgomery Village, MD
    May 25, 2018 8:27 a.m.

    The tax cut helped me and my family. We live in one of the highest taxed counties in the country. We don't live a lavish lifestyle, and we do know what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck. My company didn't give me a raise or a bonus, but the tax cut effectively did.

    Peter Morici, economics professor at the University of Maryland, proposed replacing personal (including estate) and corporate taxes with a federal sales tax. No more personal income tax returns. Corporate returns would be three lines - how much they paid, how much they collected, and how much they owe to the government. No tax breaks, no loopholes, just a simple tax everyone pays the same. And no way for politicians to hide increases that ultimately come out of citizens' pockets.

    Wilson's estimate that her proposal would add $1500 to everyone's paychecks over 8 years? That's less than $4 a week. Pelosi would probably cheer how great that is, but I call it crumbs.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    May 25, 2018 8:21 a.m.

    Its smoke an mirrors, read and understand the provisions in the GOP Tax reform, all those tax breaks for the middle class are set to expire in 2025. So yes you may get break now but in coming years you will pay more.

    Is amazing how easily politicians are deceiving the tax payer the Tax breaks aren't even that significant anyone who makes under 100k per year will get roughly 900 dollars in tax breaks not 900 in a return check just 900 less in tax you need to pay.Of which is offset the the increase in taxes you pay eg: Sales, Property , Utility, & Fuel So these so called gains you think you'll receive are more so pennies on the dollar.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    May 25, 2018 7:01 a.m.

    Really Jenny? I'm sub middle class and I got a nice break on my paycheck. The extra money helps.

    Also how do you explain the almost historic low unemployment figures? The economy is almost at full employment with so many jobs, good jobs, out there that they can't find people to hire.

    Sounds like you are taking your ideas from Schumer.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2018 10:00 p.m.

    Yes, the massive tax cut that added to our national deficit by around a trillion dollars was not a good thing. Many companies just gave one-time bonuses not longer term raises that would have really helped their employees. Some companies such as Harley Davidson took the nice tax cut and then dumped shut down a plant and dumped employees. It may be that due to lower sales they needed to but Trump made people think that the tax cut was going to save their jobs.

    If the tax cut was with money we had and had been spread more even;y across the middle class and people that needed it the most that would have made sense.

    Sanefan - Wellsville, UT
    Housing is unaffordable in many cities including a few in Utah. This is nothing to be proud of in any state.

    The reality is Dems and Republicans both like to spend money we don't have. The just spend it on different things. The hypocrisy of both parties.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    May 24, 2018 9:25 p.m.

    @neon Some of us have lived in Utah since, oh, 1955, and remember some great Democratic Governors and Mayors, like Calvin Rampton, Scott Matheson, Palmer DePaulis, Ted Wilson, etc, and even a few US Congressmen like Gunn McKay, Wayne Owens and Jim Matheson but have been put off by the likes of Ross Anderson and Jackie Biskupski, just to name a couple mayors. The Democrats lost this State when they aligned themselves with the likes of the National Democratic Party and their platform. People vote their conscience and very few in Washington uphold the values and political views of most Utahns, of either party, but the GOP comes closer than others so that is why it is what it is. Utah has never had the power of "recall" and I learned that in high school in 1966. Initiatives were not always as hard to successfully get onto the ballot, but there hasn't been that much to consider, really. i know some western states where there are dozens of initiatives every election...which is a sad commentary on the power of special interests in those States.

    Six years isn't much history to use to castigate generations of Utah voters, in my view, but you are most welcome to your view.

  • Anonymous100 Anywhere, UT
    May 24, 2018 2:49 p.m.

    Really? Obamacare hasn't worked since it was passed in 2009, then implemented 5 years later in 2014, but the Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to keep it. The tax cuts seem to be working just fine.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    May 24, 2018 2:43 p.m.

    It strikes me that she looks like a younger version of Nancy Pelosi. Acts and thinks like her, too.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 24, 2018 2:31 p.m.

    "would reduce the deficit caused by the GOP plan, now estimated at $1.9 trillion over 10 years by the Congressional Budget Office, and reapply that money to the middle class." Bait and switch, still going to spend the 1.9 trillion. That means the deficit still stands at 1.9 trillion. She doesn't offer anything more than poverty welfare.

    Jenny you do realize that corporations pass that tax on to the consumer. Why don't you just want to go on hiding the middle class taxes charged to the consumer.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    May 24, 2018 2:28 p.m.

    Well, there ya go again! Raise taxes and everything will be just fine. She obviously hasn't't been paying attention. Many corporation/businesses, including mine, gave bonuses and significant wage increases due too the tax cuts. Business are expanding and bring jobs back home to the USA. The economy is crushing it. Housing is on a roll. The Dems, just don't and never will get it. When they start talking about dealing with illegal immigrants who take jobs away and lower wages (simple supply and demand), reducing/eliminating entitlements, creating expectations for services from welfare recipients and chopping the pork barrel; then, and only then, they can start talking about wanting more of my money. Until then, keep your greedy fingers off of it.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 24, 2018 2:01 p.m.

    Jenny and her "seasoned team" of tax experts merely took a page out of the ancient and failed democrat playbook- tax the rich and give it away.

    Apparently they have not looked at any news lately, to see the booming economy, huge growth in jobs, record low unemployment among the Democrat's exclusive black and Hispanic constituencies, and those evil rich companies passing out bonuses due to the tax cuts.

    Some of their other ideas on repealing the breaks for large estates is a good way to break up family farms or small businesses into collectives more amenable to mismanagement by the all-knowing Democrat party poitboro.

    I knew these were not serious proposals as soon as a Democrat starts talking about "reducing the deficit." That seems to have never been expressed during the eight Obama years, and Jenny's own Salt Lake City Council seems to chronically spend more than they have and raise taxes to cover it.

    But, political campaigns are always working on "how do we fool the voters today?"

    Jenny and her pals are the biggest part of our tax and spend problem, not part of the solution. Admittedly most Republicans are not much less bad.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    May 24, 2018 1:45 p.m.

    Did Ms. Wilson forget to check her facts first? Hmm.

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    May 24, 2018 1:27 p.m.

    She should keep her day a standup comic!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 24, 2018 1:25 p.m.

    Her plan is the direction we need to go. If not, our country will eventually go broke with almost all the personal wealth concentrated with the top 1%. The GOP bill was a disaster and it should be the most debated issue in the Fall campaign.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2018 1:16 p.m.

    Well she could have offered an alternative tax plan, but she lost the election the moment she tied herself to the democrats. She has zero chance of winning. I know I won't be voting for her. I wouldn't vote for a democrat even in an alternate universe.