Pelosi Statement on Ryan-McConnell Plan to Raise Burden of State & Local Income and Sales Taxes on Families

Oct 31, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady said that Republicans will eliminate the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes as part of the Ryan-McConnell tax bill:
“It’s the day before the Ryan-McConnell tax bill is supposed to be revealed, and Republicans are still thinking up new ways to raise taxes on middle class families.  The GOP will give the wealthiest one percent tax breaks worth trillions of dollars, but Republicans want to force millions of hard working American families to pay more in taxes. 

“The GOP plan to double tax middle class families’ income shows the fundamental rottenness at the core of their tax bill.  Middle class families get tricked, billionaires get treats.  Republicans should abandon their broken middle class tax hike bill, and work with Democrats for real bipartisan tax reform that puts the middle class first and delivers A Better Deal to the American people.”

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