Cory Booker: Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit is a Racial Justice Issue

Is taxing the wealthy a racial justice issue? Sen. Cory Booker was asked at the recent She the People forum and couldn’t have been clearer: “ABSOLUTELY.” His recently-introduced Rise Credit, a Cost-of-Living Refund, would tax the wealthy to put more money into the pockets of those who need it the most.

“This is absolutely a racial justice issue, an economic justice issue, where you have Americans now looking at a nation where corporate profits are at an 85-year high and wages are at a 60-year low,” said Booker.

And he didn’t stop there. Senator Booker also laid out why caregivers deserve to be recognized for their work: “There are so many people who have to stay home and take care of a spouse with dementia, or a special needs child. That is work too, and they should qualify for a credit.”

Take a look at this short video on how Sen. Booker says his Rise Credit would help American workers.