Clinton expands on plan to tax wealthy as Sanders gains in polls

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at Iowa State University in Ames, IowaBy Alana Wise AMES, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday expanded her plan to tax the wealthiest Americans by saying she would close tax-avoidance “loopholes” that allow investments to be routed through low-tax countries and put in tax-deferred retirement accounts. “My plan is kind of simple: we go after the wealthy to pay for what the middle-class working people and poor people need,” Clinton said at a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday. “I think that’s a smart way to help fund some of our priorities,” Clinton added.

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