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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley: Trump Wants to Raise Taxes on Every American

January 29, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This morning, Nikki Haley sat down with CNBC's Squawk Box to talk about the state of the presidential race, Donald Trump's latest unhinged behavior, Trump's new 10% tax, and how she would handle the Iran-backed attack on U.S. troops in Jordan.

Trump's proposed 10% tariff on U.S. imports is a 10% across-the-board tax on all Americans. It will make the items middle-class families rely on—everything from baby strollers to appliances—more expensive, costing households $2,600 in new taxes in a single year. Americans are already paying sky-high prices thanks to Biden and Trump's inflation. They don't need another tax on top of that.

On Trump's 10% tax:

"Now I'm telling the truth about him. This is a man that put us $8 trillion in debt in just four years. Think about that. This is a man who praised China's President Xi a dozen times after China gave us COVID. This is a man who now wants to go and put 10% tariffs across the board raising taxes on every single American. Think about that for a second. That's what we're talking about. This is a man who continues to go and talk about himself and distract him with all the other things. But that night in New Hampshire after the court case, he's never once talked about the American people."

On Trump's reckless spending:

"You know, he didn't do anything that much different than Biden. He paid off people to get votes. You know, we saw it when he gave out the COVID stimulus checks, the same way we see Biden going and throwing out all this money. What I would do differently, everything you do with the economy, should be how to get people less dependent on government. You look at the economy, look at the economy under Trump. Yes, it was good, but at what cost? Look at the economy now under Biden. Everybody's talking about how good it is, but look at how government has grown. That's what you don't want… I'm going to be honest with the American people. We've got to let the American people know that what Donald Trump's about to do to you is going to raise every household expense by $2,600 a year. They're going to raise it, they're going to raise the cost of anything from baby strollers to appliances under Donald Trump. Middle-class families can't afford that."

How Haley would handle the Iran-backed attack on U.S. troops in Jordan:

"Military families want to know their loved ones are protected. Biden didn't protect them. And there have been 160 strikes. There shouldn't have been one. There shouldn't have been two. And you've got 160 and you've got dozens injured. We lost three heroes because Biden was scared of his own shadow… There would be no Hamas without Iran, Hezbollah without Iran, or Houthis without Iran… You go after wherever those missiles are, the production, wherever it is in Iraq and Syria, you take that out. Wherever it is in Lebanon that they're doing that, you take that out. You go after the leaders making the decisions. It's not after Iran, the country. It's after the people who are making these decisions. When Soleimani was assassinated, it sent a chill up their spine. It took their breath out. You have to be strategic. It's not starting war, it's actually preventing war."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley: Trump Wants to Raise Taxes on Every American Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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