For too long, our country and our state have implemented tax policies that drastically favor our wealthiest citizens and corporations, while leaving less-fortunate Rhode Islanders behind. While politicians have given massive tax breaks to the rich, regular lower and middle-class Rhode Islanders have seen increases in local property taxes that squeeze small businesses and put people out of their homes, tuition hikes at our colleges and universities, funding cuts to critical programs that serve the most vulnerable among us, and crumbling roads and bridges.
These tax breaks for the rich were supposed to create jobs and stimulate the economy. It didn't work. It's time for the wealthy to pay their fair share. It's time to rebuild RI the RITE way.