Tax Basics

Tax Basics

Letter from the Founder and President

Dear Candidate,

Because voters think the tax code is complicated, politicians think it’s easy to lie about. They’ve been doing it for years. Fortunately, candidates who understand a few simple concepts can identify and counter most of the tax lies told by their opponents (all without an economics degree).

In this section of PMU, we explain “The Basics” – general concepts like “when is a dollar more like a penny” and “the big fat lie that started it all.” If you fully understand these concepts, you will begin to understand the total absurdity of the “economic” arguments politicians use to justify cutting taxes for their biggest donors. We then provide simple overviews of those elements of the tax code you may be asked about on the campaign trail and provide the facts and the messaging that will best expose the truth about your opponent’s position.

Use this section to reinforce your base knowledge and to get comfortable talking about taxes in general. You should review this section first before moving onto “How To Win On Taxes” where we will suggest a Master Stump Speech and help craft the best message for your voters.

And please do call us anytime if you need help!


Erica Payne
Founder and President
Patriotic Millionaires





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