Hillary Clinton has just drastically raised her planned estate-tax rates – and it’s a gift to her GOP rival, Donald Trump.
Clinton’s campaign just issued a press release calling for a whopping new top rate of 65 percent on the richest estates and 50 percent or 55 percent on smaller estates. Clinton had previously been backing a top rate of 45 percent, so this is a major shift.
Why would she do such a thing just 47 days before the election?
It’s a clear sign that she’s trying to rally her party’s growing progressive base by chasing that Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren train as it pulls out of the station.