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These economies are growing rapidly, and with that growth comes an emergent middle class, as the Christian Science Monitor notes.
Detractors: Will exacerbate the federal deficit, benefit the wealthiest in both Texas and nationally and hurt, rather than help, the poor and middle class, in part because of the elimination of deductions and exemptions.
The proposal, which will greatly lower corporate-tax rates while hardly helping (and in some cases hurting) the middle class, is bad for most Americans who aren't billionaires or heads of large companies.
Experts point to the fact that the region’s middle class now exceeds the number of poor, which means more people are paying taxes and demanding accountability.
Now, there is a credible argument that, given soaring inequality, and globalization’s disproportionate impact on the middle classes and working poor, tax relief for many in the lower half of the earning population is a good idea.
That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that elevating the world’s poorest individuals into the middle class would significantly increase carbon emissions, requiring greater efforts to combat global warming.
More high earners than the middle class take advantage of it.
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have only provided a conceptual set of ideas so far, saying the middle class will win when income tax rates fall.
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: the social class that is between the upper class and the lower class and that includes mainly business and professional people, government officials, and skilled workers
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