Joe Biden’s policy proposal of higher taxes on corporations should he win the Nov. 3 presidential election may not lead to rip-your-face-off economic growth in America, but it’s what needs to be done to restore the country to good stead.
And with that good stead, should come steady growth. That’s the word from former Massachusetts two-term governor and Biden supporter Deval Patrick.
“If you look historically, we have had greater economic expansion and more sustained economic expansion under Democrats and higher taxes than we have today than we have historically under Republicans. This notion and — and the question about — growth has to do with whether we want a sugar high or sustained expansion. A sustained expansion means you have to invest in the things that enable people that have the economic mobility for which this country is rightly famous for and frankly, which has made a difference in my own life like education from pre-K through higher public education, the kinds of high margin industries where a knowledge-based workforce has an edge and then infrastructure,” Patrick told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.
Patrick — a former executive at Coca-Cola and Bain — added, “That doesn’t mean any tax is good at any time. I’m one of the few Democrats who will probably tell you that the reduction in the business tax rate [under President Trump] was directionally correct. The work is incomplete because we reduced the rates and kept the loopholes. Closing the loopholes is a big step forward as one example in how we make the tax code simpler and purposeful in trying to make it work for everybody.”
As part of Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic revival plan, the former vice president has put forth reversing half of the president’s signature tax cuts, lifting the statutory rate to 28%. Suffice it to say, profit-hungry Wall Street continues to voice concerns on the negative impact to U.S. economic output under Biden’s tax plan.