Hillary Clinton: We’re Going After the Top Ten Percent in America–with Taxes

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on stage on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton vowed to tax not only the one percent, but the ten percent of the top earners in America to pay for the dozens of proposed new government programs.

“We are going where the money is, we are going to the people who have made the money in the last 15 years,” she said during a speech in Tampa. “We are going to the top one, ten percent, the millionaires, the billionaires, they are the ones that are going to have to start paying.”

Clinton proposed massive government spending increases for college education, child care, mental health, drug addiction, green energy, solar panels, and national infrastructure.

According to the Tax Foundation, the top ten percent of earners already paid nearly 70 percent of the country’s income taxes in 2015.


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