Republicans Mask Truth About #GOPTaxScam: ‘Everybody Will Benefit’
TONIGHT – SPEAKER RYAN AT TAX TOWN HALL ON FOX: “We believe everybody will benefit.
YESTERDAY – HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KEVIN BRADY: “I think at the end of day, once this bill gets to the president’s desk, every American will be better off.”
ON 9/28 – WHITE HOUSE CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISOR GARY COHN: “[The tax bill is] purely aimed at middle-class families.”
Sense a pattern? It doesn’t matter how many times Republicans falsely frame the GOP Tax Scam.
Truth is: the GOP’s snake-oil tax pitch will increase taxes for 36 million middle class households in order to give multi-trillion dollar tax giveaways to the wealthiest and corporate America.
The tax plan primarily helps the middle class? Nope. The biggest benefits go to higher-income Americans, both in raw dollar terms and as a percentage of income … Lots of lower- and middle-income families won’t benefit at all. Many will be worse off.
If one takes the White House’s word for it, tax reform is all about a single goal—helping the middle class, not the rich. Gary Cohn, the White House’s chief economic adviser, says the president’s tax cut is “purely aimed at middle-class families.” Steve Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, promised Congress that tax reform wouldn’t benefit the rich. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the plan’s “entire purpose” is to lower middle-class taxes.
But the promises don’t fit the plan.
Our message to Republicans: Enough with the hollow rhetoric and empty promises. It’s time to work with Democrats on real, bipartisan tax reform the American people deserve.