Hillary Spokesman: She Will Propose ‘Revenue Enhancements’ — AKA Tax Hikes

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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Hillary Clinton is going to propose “revenue enhancements,” which is a term that means tax hikes.

Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon said on Twitter that the campaign will propose “revenue enhancements” to raise money for various government programs including universal preschool.

A revenue enhancement is “an increase in revenue that is typically obtained by increasing the amount of money that the Internal Revenue Service and subsequently the government receives by raising the amount of taxes that an individual must pay,” according to investorwords.com.

A revenue enhancement is a “charge against a citizen’s person or property or activity for the support of government,” according to thefreedictionary.com.

Hillary Clinton said during her 2008 campaign that she only wanted to “restore the tax rates we had in the ’90s” by raising taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals but not the middle class. It is unclear if her plan has changed since her last campaign.

The Clinton campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

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