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Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on House Passage of the GOP Tax Scam

December 19, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed their tax bill that will raise taxes on tens of millions of middle class families:

“I support true bipartisan tax reform that makes our tax code simple and fair, particularly for middle class families. Unfortunately, this Republican tax plan fails to put the middle class first. Instead, it raises taxes on many in the middle class in order to give huge, permanent tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. This bill allows big corporations to keep their special interest loopholes and actually profit off sending American jobs overseas. Simply put, this bad bill is a scam for working people.

“The Republican tax plan is not paid for, adding $1.5 trillion to our nation’s deficit. Ultimately, our children and grandchildren will pay for this reckless approach. And in the coming months, Republicans will use this deficit-exploding bill to justify deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that will hurt tens of millions of Americans.

“I will continue to speak out against this dangerous Republican proposal. This plan is deeply unpopular with the American people and I believe Republicans will pay a heavy price for this rushed and flawed bill during the next election.”