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NYU Professor at White House Finds Many Wary of Taxing Rich

  • David Kamin literally wrote the memo on taxing the rich
  • Key aide finds some resistance among Democratic lawmakers
David Kamin
David KaminSource: NYU Law
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The unassuming New York University law professor who’s coordinated President Joe Biden’s sweeping tax proposals is finding that in Washington, many Democrats don’t share his zeal to soak the rich.

David Kamin, a deputy director at the White House National Economic Council, literally wrote the memo on “How to Tax the Rich,” published in 2015. He’s spent the past several weeks participating in negotiations on a plan to pay for a social spending package of up to $3.5 trillion.