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September 15, 2019

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2008 Elections

John Edwards on Taxes


(John Edwards suspended his race for the Democratic nomination on Jan. 30, following coming in third place in three contests, including his home state of South Carolina.)

Reforming the tax structure is part of Edwards' larger plan to strengthen the economy and make it a fair playing field for all Americans. His reformed tax code would represent the values of working Americans, which he believes are key to growing and strengthening the economy. This is all a part of Edwards' larger plan to build "One America" from the "Two Americas" that he believes exist today. His plan to do so is laid out in an three new tax provisions to stimulate the middle class: match the savings of families up to $500, expand the to pay up to 50 percent of $5,000 in child care expenses and modify the marriage penalty so that it is extended to single workers.


YouTube Video: Edwards discusses his vision to strengthen America's economy and how his tax reform plan will play a major role in doing so.


YouTube Video: Edwards answers questions about his tax reform policy at a press conference in California.


— Las Vegas Sun new media intern Jenna Kohler compiled this report.

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