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Howie Hawkins on Tax Reform

Green Party Challenger for President

 


Better to tax the rich than borrow and pay interest to them

We are going to pay for this Green New Deal with more progressive taxes on income, wealth, and estates; with ecological taxes on carbon and resource extraction; and with expansive monetary policies. The budget for the ecosocialist Green New Deal requires about $2 trillion a year. Some of this money will come from a more just tax system. It is better to tax the rich upfront than to borrow money from them and transfer more of our wealth to them through interest payments on the debt.
Source: Declaration of Candidacy for the Green Party Nomination , May 28, 2019

Graduated wealth tax & graduated estate tax

A VOTE FOR THE GREEN TICKET IS A VOTE FOR: PROGRESSIVE TAXATIONDEMOCRACY
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website HowieHawkins.us , May 19, 2019

Local property taxes upstate are the highest in the nation

The first and only Democratic primary debate between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his opponent Cynthia Nixon covered a lot of topics. Geographically, the furthest upstate the debate got was the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The Green Party's Howie Hawkins, took notice. "Most of the debate was about New York City. Those of us upstate were wondering if we're watching an election about where we live," said gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins.

Hawkins says he would have liked to have seen more discussion on how property taxes should be reduced. "They've been going up and up. The state is balancing the budget on the backs of local property taxpayers. Taxes upstate are the highest in the nation," said Hawkins.

And Hawkins hopes that once attention turns to the general election, candidates from outside the two-party system will be invited to participate. "We should have a series of debates around the state and let the voters really get a chance to hear what we all have to offer," said Hawkins.

Source: Capital Region Spectrum News on 2018 New York governor race , Aug 30, 2018

Simple, steeply progressive wealth & income taxes

Simple, steeply progressive wealth and income taxes. Make the super-rich and the giant corporations pay their fair share. Cut military spending deeply. Eliminate corporate welfare through various deductions and exemptions. Put economic development aid on the budget, not hidden in the tax code.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness , Nov 1, 2006

Shift to progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes

Cut the property, sales, and payroll taxes that overburden working families. Shift the tax burden to simple, no-loopholes, progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes. Make corporations and the rich pay their fair share.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, hawkinsforsenate.org, “Issues” , Jun 30, 2006

Other candidates on Tax Reform: Howie Hawkins on other issues:
2020 Presidential Candidates:
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
CEO Don Blankenship (Constitution-WV)
CEO Rocky De La Fuente (R-CA)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian-IL)
Gloria La Riva (Socialist-CA)
Kanye West (Birthday-CA)

2020 GOP and Independent primary candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (Libertarian-RI)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Zoltan Istvan (Libertarian-CA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Ian Schlackman (Green-MD)
CEO Howard Schultz (Independent-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (Green-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (Libertarian-NY,R-MA)

2020 Democratic Veepstakes Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D-GA)
Rep.Val Demings (D-FL)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Gov.Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D-NM)
Sen.Catherine Masto (D-NV)
Gov.Gina Raimondo (D-RI)
Amb.Susan Rice (D-ME)
Sen.Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Gov.Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)
A.G.Sally Yates (D-GA)
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External Links about Howie Hawkins:
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)
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