Wasserman Schultz Statement on GOP Senate Tax Scam Passage

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Washington, December 2, 2017 | comments
Under cover of night, this cruel, unpopular and hastily-crafted legislation will hand the wealthy an embarrassing bulk of any tax benefits, while leaving millions of middle class families with higher taxes and all our children and grandchildren drowning in debt.
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(Sunrise Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after Republicans passed a massive tax scam in the Senate early this morning:

"Last night, in a flurry of falsehoods and fabrications, Republican Senators voted to provide giant corporations with an enormous handout at the expense of middle class Americans. The Republican tax scam will trigger billions of dollars in Medicare cuts each year, leave 13 million fewer people with health coverage, increase insurance premiums, raise taxes on millions of middle class families, and add a trillion and a half dollars to the deficit.

Under cover of night, this cruel, unpopular and hastily-crafted legislation will hand the wealthy an embarrassing bulk of any tax benefits, while leaving millions of middle class families with higher taxes and all our children and grandchildren drowning in debt.

Time and again, the Trump Administration and their Republican friends in Congress have teamed up with special interests to prioritize the wish lists of Wall Street over the needs of middle class Americans. When this atrocious legislation comes back to the House for final passage, I will strongly oppose it with my voice and my vote - and encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the same."
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