Trump says Biden would raise taxes by $4 trillion. Budget group says it would only be $3.4 trillion (Marketwatch)

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    Trump says Biden would raise taxes by $4 trillion. Budget group says it would only be $3.4 trillion – By Jonathan Nicholson (Marketwatch) / Sept 14 2020

    Group says Biden economic plans would also add almost $2 trillion to 10-year deficit

    Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s economic plans would bring more than $3 trillion into federal coffers over 10 years, but it would still not be enough to offset his spending plans, a nonpartisan budget group said Monday.

    In its analysis, the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a group led by former a George W. Bush-era Treasury Department economist Kent Smetters, scored Biden’s plans as boosting revenues by $3.4 trillion over 10 years, with a little bit less than half of that coming from raising corporate taxes.

    But that money would not offset the Biden’s planned new spending on just two big priorities — education and infrastructure/research and development. Overall, the PWBM projected spending to rise by $5.4 trillion, once those items and others were factored in.

    The estimates could add fuel to the fall presidential campaign fire. President Donald Trump has hit Biden as a tax-raiser.

    “The Biden plan begins with a $4 trillion tax hike. And that will end everything, including growth. There won’t be growth. There’ll be total contraction,” Trump said at a Sept. 7 press conference at the White House.

    Continue to article: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-says-biden-would-raise-taxes-by-4-trillion-budget-group-says-it-would-only-be-3-4-trillion-11600118437?mod=economy-politics

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