Perdue’s Priorities: Perdue Said “Absolutely Not” to Middle-Class Relief Instead of Corporate Tax Handouts

November 9, 2019

Two years ago, Perdue refused to support delaying corporate tax cuts to give middle-class families greater relief

Atlanta — Two years ago today, Senator David Perdue made his priorities clear when asked point-blank if he would support delaying massive corporate tax breaks in order to provide greater relief to middle-class families. His answer? “Absolutely not.”

WATCH: Perdue on middle-class tax relief instead of corporate tax breaks? Absolutely not.

Despite Perdue and his Republican allies’ repeated claims that the tax bill was supposed to help middle-class taxpayers, the reality is that their corporate tax handout not only gave away billions to corporations, but also increased economic inequality — with 83% of its benefits eventually going to the richest 1% of Americans, not middle-class families.

And that’s just the beginning of Perdue’s tax scam hypocrisy. After famously running as a deficit hawk in 2014, Perdue had no problem voting for a tax giveaway that adds nearly $2 trillion to the national debt while still calling to put earned benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. 

Of course, Perdue has plenty of experience putting big corporations ahead of working families. He famously “spent most of [his] career” outsourcing jobs — something he’s still proud of. And the tax bill he voted for also included provisions incentivizing companies shipping jobs overseas. Regardless of what happens to middle-class families, Perdue will always take the side of powerful special interests over everyday Georgians.

“Senator Perdue’s entire career has revolved around doing favors for big corporations and special interests, no matter what the cost is to middle-class families,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue will always go the extra mile for corporate special interests, but has repeatedly refused to stand up for hardworking Georgia families who are struggling and looking for relief.”


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