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DCCC Chairman Luján Statement on House Republicans Passing Tax Scam

Polling shows Republican Tax Scam is already deeply unpopular across America

Today, Speaker Ryan and vulnerable House Republicans voted to hike taxes on the middle-class just so that they can handout huge tax cuts to large corporations and the very wealthy. The Republican Tax Scam eliminates popular middle class deductions for state and local taxes, mortgage interest, medical expenses, and student loans, while slashing taxes for the wealthiest Americans. To make matters worse, the Tax Scam drastically increases the deficit, placing Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block and leaving future generations to foot the bill.

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján issued the following statement:

“Establishment Republicans voted to give the rich and large corporations huge tax cuts while sticking middle-class families with the bill. Shamefully, this Republican Tax Scam victimizes the millions of middle-class Americans who deserve to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Make no mistake, House Republicans are exposing how out-of-touch they really are, and it’s going to haunt them at the ballot box in 2018.”

In case you missed it, here’s some recent public polling showing the Republican Tax Scam’s toxicity:

Quinnipiac Poll [Nov.7-13, 2017]

  • Only 25% of respondents approve of the Republican tax plan
  • 59% of Americans said the GOP effort favors the rich at the expense of the middle class, only 33% disagreed with this sentiment
  • A majority of Americans, 52%, do not believe that the GOP effort will lead more jobs and better growth

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll [Nov. 8-13, 2017]

  • 68% of the public oppose eliminating the tax deduction for individuals who have high health care costs
  • More than four in ten (44%) think eliminating this tax deduction would affect them and their families

Politico/Morning Consult [Nov.9-11, 2017]

  • 56% of Americans believe that Trump will benefit personally from changes to the tax code, if enacted
  • Only 29% of American think that they and their families will benefit from the plan


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