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Beto O’Rourke Says He Would Raise Taxes on Wealthy, Corporations

March 15, 2019, 1:18 PM

“I think the wealthiest, at a time of historic income inequality, should be asked to pay a greater share,” Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke says in interview with CBS News.

  • O’Rourke said he didn’t know what levels for the tax hike should be.
  • “I know that the tax cuts from nearly two years ago, of $2 trillion at a time when we had $21 trillion in debt at a moment of extraordinary needs across this country—was one of the most irresponsible things this country has ever done.”
  • Corporations should also pay more in taxes, he said.
  • O’Rourke, the former U.S. ...