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The Presidential Campaigns Discuss the Candidates’ Tax Plans

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have proposed starkly different tax plans. Trump would cut taxes dramatically, especially for businesses and high-income households, to boost saving, investment, productivity, and wages. While Clinton proposes some targeted tax cuts for the middle class, she would raise taxes substantially on households with high incomes to redress income inequality and raise revenue to finance her spending priorities.

In this Tax Policy Center forum, representatives from the Trump and Clinton campaigns presented their candidates’ tax proposals, engage in a moderated discussion, and answered questions from the audience.


  • Moderator: David Wessel, director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, senior fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Representing the Trump campaign: Peter Navarro, business professor, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine; Wilbur Ross, chairman and chief strategy officer, WL Ross & Co.
  • Representing the Clinton campaign: Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council; former assistant to the president for economic policy


Those unable to attend can stream the conference live on this page


For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected]

Date & Time Thursday, October 13, 2016
Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW
5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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