Republicans’ Partisan Tax Bill to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy

GOP Tax Plan
Republicans are pursuing partisan legislation that will provide massive tax cuts to the wealthy while leaving middle-class families behind. In addition, the bill will balloon the deficit by trillions of dollars.
While Democrats are willing to work on bipartisan, comprehensive tax reform, Republicans are pursuing partisan legislation that will provide massive tax cuts to the wealthy while leaving middle-class families behind. In addition, the bill will balloon the deficit by trillions of dollars.
 
After drafting the bill in secrecy, Republicans will attempt to jam their bill through the House before Thanksgiving. They are refusing to hold hearings on the bill or provide Americans with the opportunity to provide input on the bill.  Republicans know their plan is deeply unpopular, and they are hoping to hide the details from the American people.  
 
Democrats stand ready to reform our nation’s tax code in a transparent, bipartisan fashion that is revenue neutral and benefits the middle class. If Republicans are serious about transforming the tax code in a meaningful way,  they should abandon this partisan exercise and work with Democrats on bipartisan solutions.
GOP Tax Plan Related
Republicans waited until Friday night to release the text of their tax bill conference report in a clear attempt to hide it from the American people, who deeply dislike this bill.
12/15/17
Today, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY), and 184 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan making clear that his party is responsible for the deficits created by the Republican tax bill and any resulting cuts through statutory PAYGO.
12/15/17
This week, Republicans spent another week neglecting the priorities of the American people while holding secret, back-room negotiations over their bill that cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations while increasing taxes on millions of middle-class households.
12/15/17
It sounds like the GOP tax scam whip count isn’t going according to plan.
12/14/17
Thank you very much, Jim. I want to thank Jim Costa, his predecessors, and present members of the Blue Dogs who have been very focused on the fiscal sustainability of our finances in America and the impact of debt on our country.
12/13/17
I think that would be very appropriate [to delay the vote on the tax bill].
12/13/17
Sounds like GOP donors are calling again.
12/12/17
In less than two months, Republicans jammed their tax scam through the House and the Senate and are now writing the conference report in secret, behind closed doors.
12/12/17
Another day, another story about how Republicans are breaking the promises they made to the American people.
12/11/17
This ‘analysis’ by the Treasury Department is a new low for putting politics over policy.  It should surprise no one that the Trump Administration, in its desperation to justify the Republican tax scam, issued a one-page document assuming the President’s promised level of growth without any justification.
12/11/17