WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke out against the Republican Party’s proposal to give $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations, and raise taxes on 36 million working people.
The House is expected to vote on the GOP tax scam TOMORROW. Cicilline’s remarks
Mr. Speaker, my Republican colleagues have gone too far.
Their tax scheme gives $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, as well as wealthy corporations; raises taxes on 36 million middle class families; makes deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, education and infrastructure investments; and creates more incentives to ship American jobs overseas.
And now they are planning to sneak in a provision that targets the heart of the Affordable Care Act and strips more than 13 million Americans of their access to health care.
This is not a tax reform plan. It’s a tax scam.
Democrats and Republicans should be working together to fix an economy and a tax code that’s rigged against working people.
The American people need real tax reform that invests in middle class families, stops corporations from shipping jobs overseas, and protects Medicare, Medicaid and other vital investments in health care, education and infrastructure.
This bill does just the opposite. It deserves to be defeated.
And the American people deserve A Better Deal.