Presidential candidate Williamson wants to repeal 2017 tax cuts

4 The Record

You can’t have a conversation with a presidential candidate without talking about tax policy.

It certainly came up during my meeting with Marianne Williamson.

We didn’t have time to bring it to you on 4 The Record.

Tax policy

Williamson has some specific proposals regarding taxes.

She wants to make the tax cuts for the middle class adopted two years ago permanent, but repeal the corporate tax cuts and raise the estate tax.

Williamson told us what tax rate she wants for corporations now paying 21 percent.

Rates range from 18 percent to 40 percent depending on the taxable amount.

We asked Williamson if she had any idea what her top rates would be and how she would change the lifetime exclusion of almost $11.5 million that has the real impact on these taxes.

Anti-trust laws

Williamson would push to enforce anti-trust laws.

Elizabeth Warren has been vocal about this issue.

Williamson talked about what industries and businesses she thinks are violating anti-trust laws and how they should be punished.

Big tech and personal data

The European Union has taken a strong stance.

The United States Congress has struggled to address it.

Williamson discussed how she would protect the individual from corporate abuses, who should maintain ownership rights of personal data and how she would enforce that.

Watch the full conversation in the video above.

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