Dems want to scrap tax cut for rich to fund teachers’ raises


Congressional Democrats want to give a big salary bump to teachers and pay for it by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday are expected to propose giving states and school districts $50 billion over a decade for teacher raises and recruitment.

The Democrats’ plan is an election-year slam at the tax cuts passed by the Republican-controlled Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump. Democrats say the cuts are a windfall for the wealthy at the expense of other Americans. Teachers have been rallying for pay raises this year, particularly in states where they’re prevented from unionizing.

Republicans defending their congressional majorities are certain to oppose any tax cut rollback.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.


  1. Unions served their place in history. Now, its time to claw our way from the underbelly of the “UNION” and get back to basics. And that isn’t 15 dollars an hour just because a person has a pulse…Stupid idea. I remember time when air traffic controllers walked off job demanding pay raise. Your terminated. Teachers and others who resort to extortion deserve the consequences. Non of us are irreplaceable.

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