Trump’s 'No Tax on Tips' Movement Is Growing

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Former President Donald Trump touted a new policy plan he would enact if elected as the next President of the United States: no tax on tips for restaurant workers, hospitality workers, and anybody else who receives tips.

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Trump announced the new policy plan during a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

This is the first time I've said this and for those hotel workers and people that get tips, you're going to be very happy, because when I get to office we are going to not charge taxes on tips, people making tips ... It's been a point of contention for years and years and years, and you do a great job of service, you take care of people, and I think it's going to be something that really is deserved.

Not only is this a good marketing strategy and policy plan for Trump, but he will also trap the Democrats and dare them to oppose this idea, which could turn restaurant and hotel employees, among others who receive tips, into Trump supporters.

Trump told a crowd at an event in West Palm Beach, Florida:

No tax on tips, okay? It's done. Done. And we need to spread the word so that every time you leave a tip for the next five months, you put on the receipt, vote for Trump because there's no tax on tips.

While hard-working Americans are taxed on their income, property, state and local sales taxes, and federal and state excise taxes, people want some relief anywhere they can find it, and Trump is the only one offering tax relief. As expected, that policy proposal has received support from many Americans.

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The movement is growing as more people write on their restaurant receipts to vote for Trump for no tax on tips, and that should only help the former president gain more support prior to the November election. 

Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reintroduced Ron Paul's "Tax-Free Tips Act" amidst the growing movement of Trump's new policy plan. 

The Trump campaign should challenge Biden and the Democrats to give their thoughts on this proposal. If they don't agree with it, which, given that Trump is the proposer, it's probable they will oppose it, the voters deserve to know their stance.

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While in Philadelphia for a rally on Saturday, the former President stopped by a restaurant to spread the word about the no-tax-on-tips promise. He left the staff a 500-dollar tip. 

This could be the momentum that Trump needs to push him across the finish line in November.

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