Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on House Passage of the GOP Tax Scam

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Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after Republicans voted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) out of the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 227 to 205.

“In contrast to the last major overhaul of the tax code signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Republican Leadership today jammed a highly partisan 429-page bill through the House of Representatives without regard for its impact on everyday Americans. In California, 3.7 million taxpayers will see their taxes increase by 2027 and in Contra Costa County the virtual elimination of the state and local tax deduction and total removal of the student loan and medical expense deductions will result in an annual loss of over $20,000 in deductions for typical households.

“Over half the benefits included in the bill go to the wealthiest one percent and corporations. Meanwhile, tax deductions for student loan interest, medical expenses, classroom school supplies, continuing education, and transportation are eliminated. The bill would add $1.7 trillion to the national debt, which Republicans will later use as justification for slashing Social Security, Medicare, and future investments in education, workforce training, and infrastructure. The bill will hurt hardworking families for generations to come,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Democrats are desperately trying to get the tax reform bill to fail. They know if they succeed in doing so the GOP has a greater chance at losing seats in Congress. Desaulnier must get his talking points from the same site as the rest of the dems. Who voted for this guy anyways? Please don’t do it again.

  2. Blue collar Republicans living modestly wish they could live lavishly like the wealthy elite they vote for. It’s what keeps the delusional American dream alive.

    • hahahaha you are a sheep, you don’t think Democrat politicians don’t live wealthy lifestyles? The problem is they get ghetto non working welfare sheep to keep voting for them with false promises. They feed them hope meanwhile giving them more welfare aid to keep them happy, it’s the socialist way. At least blue collar Republicans work and pay taxes,

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