Two Years Ago: Perdue Said “Absolutely Not” to Delaying a Corporate Tax Break to Provide Relief for Middle-Class Families

December 18, 2019

Perdue made his priorities clear when he put corporate special interests ahead of the middle class

Atlanta — This week, the Democratic Party of Georgia continues to highlight Senator David Perdue’s reckless tax giveaway to special interests and big corporations as we approach its two-year anniversary, and the ways that Perdue made sure this legislation did as little as possible to help middle-class families.

Just how uninterested was Perdue in making sure middle-class families got help as part of his tax scam? Two years ago, he 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 turn his back on Georgia families:

Perdue’s corporate tax giveaway already did next to nothing for middle-class families — 83% of its benefits eventually go to the richest 1% of Americans and the bill actually increased economic inequality. But Perdue was so eager to help out his special interest backers that he opposed providing any more help for the middle class if it meant delaying his $1 trillion tax giveaway to corporations.

And even after Perdue helped push this disaster of a bill over the finish line, middle-class families are still at risk. After his corporate tax handout added nearly $2 trillion to the national debt, Perdue went back to pretending to be a deficit hawk — and is now trying to put critical earned benefits programs for middle-class families like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block to pay for his reckless agenda. 

No matter what happens, it’s clear that Georgia families can always expect Perdue to choose corporate special interests and over the middle class.

“Senator Perdue had a chance to stand up for middle-class families — and instead once again chose to support his special interest backers and their needs,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Given his backward priorities, Senator Perdue should expect voters to have the same response to his re-election that he had to their tax relief: Absolutely not.”


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