The tax plan released today by House Republicans has generated negative reactions from advocate groups, academics, journalists, Democratic lawmakers, and even one Republican senator. The GOP tax plan would give a shameful deficit-busting tax cut to the wealthiest Americans at the expense of working families.
UnidosUS is committed to ensuring that the tax code puts more money in workers’ pockets. That’s why we’re opposed to any plan that robs families of their hard-earned money in order to line the pockets of the already wealthy.
Not surprised, but disappointed Republicans are moving forward with their partisan plan to raise taxes on workers and middle class families.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 2, 2017
Instead of more tax breaks for billionaires, we must demand the wealthiest people in this country start paying their fair share of taxes.
— Senator Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) November 2, 2017
You can’t hand 80% of a bill’s tax cuts to the rich and then say its primary design is to help working families, @SpeakerRyan. #NotOnePenny
— Representative Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 2, 2017
Bottom line: By axing state and local income tax deduction, GOP plan DOUBLE taxes your income. No way! #NotOnePenny
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) November 2, 2017
#BREAKING: @POTUS and GOP #taxreform #taxplan eliminates the student loan interest deduction. We have been fighting to increase the deduction to help families pay for the cost of college – this is movement in the wrong direction!
— StudentDebtCrisis (@DebtCrisisOrg) November 2, 2017
I’m not seeing *anything* that benefits lowest-income 35% of taxpayers, while top 1% and heirs of massive estates get giant tax cuts.
— Lily Batchedler (@lilybatch) November 2, 2017
We can’t cut, cut today & assume Congress will grow a backbone later. We’ve got to take our $20T debt seriously & pass real #TaxReform
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 2, 2017
Homebuilders CEO Jerry Howard warns tax plans could cause housing recession, says Republicans are putting companies ahead of middle class.
— Jeff Flake (@arappeport) November 2, 2017