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"I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more," Trump told ABC's "This Week."
After effectively sealing the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election last week, Trump has used speeches and interviews to offer more details on his policy positions.
The billionaire real estate tycoon has said he would like to see an increase in the minimum wage, although he told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday he would prefer to see states take the lead on that front instead of the federal government.
"I don't know how people make it on $7.25 an hour," Trump said of the current federal minimum wage. "I would like to see an increase of some magnitude. But I'd rather leave it to the states. Let the states decide."
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
Where is Trump changing his statements on tax increases for the rich? I cannot see it in the article.
The Clinton campaign said Trump was trying to pander to voters beyond those who supported him in the Republican nominating contests and that he had no intention of raising the taxes of wealthy people.
"Don't believe Donald Trump's weak attempts at a general election 'makeover' for even a second," Christina Reynolds, a Clinton campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement. "Trump's economic plans take direct aim at working Americans - his proposal to cut trillions in taxes for the top one percent would almost certainly come at the expense of working- and middle-class families."
Trump released a tax proposal last September that included broad tax breaks for businesses and households. He proposed reducing the highest income tax rate to 25 percent from the current 39.6 percent rate.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: syrinx high priest
Actually earlier in his campaign, when there were still other Republicans running, he said he was going to cut taxes from the top, down.
This is how Trump lays out all his policies.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: onequestion
So why is he all of a sudden saying he is willing to pay more in taxes when he uses every trick in the book to avoid paying them?
Doesn't really make much sense does it? That's kinda like me saying I want to go on a diet as I stuff my face with cheesecake.