Two Years Ago: Perdue Wanted an Even Bigger Corporate Tax Giveaway

December 19, 2019

Perdue went to bat for special interests to promote an even bigger gift to corporations than the $1 trillion handout already in the bill

ATLANTA — This week, the Democratic Party of Georgia continues to highlight Perdue’s disastrous corporate tax giveaway — and his efforts to make this reckless legislation even worse. Despite already supporting an enormous tax giveaway to powerful special interests and the richest 1%, Perdue wanted to go even further and provide an even bigger tax handout to large corporations than the $1 trillion giveaway already in the bill. 

Perdue was clear when asked about his priorities on the tax legislation, demanding a tax rate “as low as we can” for his special interest corporate backers — even as he refused to go to bat for greater tax relief for working families who got next to nothing as part of his tax scam.

In fact, when Perdue was asked point-blank if he would support just delaying corporate tax breaks in order to provide more tax relief for middle-class families, he made his priorities clear and said: “Absolutely not.”

The only thing Perdue was willing to give the middle class was the bill to pay for his reckless tax giveaway that added nearly $2 trillion to the national debt. Now, he’s back trying to put vital programs for middle-class families like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block, claiming these critical earned benefits programs are the problem — not his trillion-dollar corporate tax handout.

“Tax relief for middle-class Georgia families was not a priority for Senator David Perdue, but he was more than happy to stand up for a bigger corporate tax handout than the $1 trillion already in this reckless legislation,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue once again made his priorities clear: Washington special interests come first, Georgia’s hardworking families come last.”


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