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Meet the 1 Percenter Who Wants to Pay More Taxes

Michele and Igor sit down with CAP Senior Fellow Seth Hanlon and entrepreneur and 1 percenter Nick Hanauer to talk about the Republican tax plan and trickle-down economics.

As we await details of the Republican tax plan, Igor and Michele sit down with Seth Hanlon, a senior fellow for Economic Policy at CAP and former tax policy adviser to President Barack Obama. Seth breaks down who the bill helps and who it doesn’t (hint: the middle class). Then, our hosts are joined by Nick Hanauer: entrepreneur, 1 percenter, and fierce advocate in the fight against economic inequality. Nick explains why trickle-down economics simply doesn’t work and how raising the minimum wage has boosted the economy and created jobs.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications