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If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share . . .

A progressive think tank was joined by hundreds of supporters Thursday in a Twitter campaign demanding that corporations pay a fair tax rate.

A day after President Donald Trump touted his "scam" tax proposal, the Institute for Policy Studies' #PayUpCorps campaign highlighted needs in infrastructure, healthcare and other sectors that could be paid for with all the money corporations stand to save under the Koch brothers'-backed tax plan.

Trump and Republican leaders in Congress hope to cut the corporate tax rate from an already low 35 percent to 20 percent - though the Institute on Tax and Economic Policy has found that many Fortune 500 companies effectively already pay only about 20 percent of their profits in taxes, and, contrary to Republican promises, the savings don't lead to job creation.

Supporters of #PayUpCorps, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), shared their thoughts on how that money could be better spent, and debunked Trump's claim that corporate tax cuts will create jobs.

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