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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Stands with Americans: Votes “No” On GOP Tax Bill

Dec 20, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Beatty Stands with Americans: Votes “No” On GOP Tax Bill

Numerous polls indicate Americans overwhelmingly oppose plan and believe bill primarily benefits the wealthiest Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Congressional Republican tax scam bill, H.R. 1 by a vote of 224 to 201. The plan—which Americans oppose by a nearly two-to-one margin according to numerous polls—will add at least $1.4 trillion dollars to the national debt, and the Tax Policy Center concluded that 83 percent of the bill’s benefits will go to the wealthiest Americans in 2027. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“I support tax reform that helps Americans most in need: the middle-class, seniors, veterans, students, small business owners and hardworking families. Unfortunately, Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump’s hastily written, haphazard plan does the exact opposite—giving a totally unnecessary, budget-busting tax cut to the super-wealthy and well-connected at the expense of ordinary Americans. Adding insult to injury, the bill’s $1.4 trillion price tag will be paid for by future cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other vital programs that help our most vulnerable Americans. This bill is nothing more than a trumped-up, trickle-down scheme that overwhelmingly benefits the fortunate few—people like Donald Trump and his cronies—and scams the rest of us.”

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