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Tea-Party Frontrunner Cruz Called Out for Pro-Millionaire Economic Policies

by David Patterson  |  January 15, 2016

Tea-Party Frontrunner Cruz Called Out for Pro-Millionaire Economic Policies Members of AFSCME Iowa Council 61 dogged GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, shining a light on plans to eliminate corporate and estate taxes and slash the capital gains tax.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – While Ted Cruz toured small Iowa towns last week, telling Iowans he understands their values and concerns, protesters followed the tea-party candidate’s bus to spotlight his dirty little secret: His economic policies are aimed at helping millionaires and corporations get more tax breaks.

AFSCME volunteers greeted Cruz in Webster City and Charles City last week to criticize his plans to eliminate corporate and estate taxes and slash the capital gains tax – none of which help middle-class Americans.

“Not one part of his economic plans addresses issues facing middle-class Iowans,” said Paula Martinez, a member of AFSCME Iowa Council 61 who attended the protests. “He has no plans to address income inequality or close the growing wage gap facing working families.”

In fact, Cruz’s tax policies would cost America nearly $800 billion in lost revenue if it were adopted.

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