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Paul Ryan & House Republicans Pass Budget & Fast-Track Tax Hikes

Claudia Tenney will be held responsible for Republican Tax Hikes

Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans just passed a budget that officially fast-tracks the Republican plan for a Middle Class Double Tax on hardworking families in order to give tax breaks to the rich and big corporations. Voters in New York’s 22nd Congressional District are going to hold Claudia Tenney responsible for the actions of Paul Ryan, the Republican majority, and unified Republican control of Washington.

“Representative Tenney can’t hide from the fact that she installed Paul Ryan as Speaker knowing full well what his agenda was,” said DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske. “Paul Ryan and Republicans in Congress are working overtime to hike taxes on middle class families in order to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest. Tenney will be held accountable by voters for the actions of Paul Ryan’s Washington Republicans.”

BACKGROUND:

Make no mistake—the budget resolution includes a plethora of harmful policies that would devastate middle-class families. It slashes $473 billion from Medicare, cuts more than $1 trillion from Medicaid and imposes $5 trillion in discretionary cuts to programs like Head Start, Pell Grants, and cancer research.

But its true purpose is to pave the way for the Republican tax bill, which Republicans intend to jam through without any input from Democrats. This bill cuts taxes for millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations, and leaves middle-class families holding the bag. Even President Trump’s economic advisor, Gary Cohn, admitted that he “can’t guarantee” middle-class families won’t pay more taxes as a result.

 


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