Linda Sánchez Statement on Tax Policy Center Report that GOP Tax Scam Would Increase Taxes on 86 Million Households

December 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and a member of the tax writing Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement on the Tax Policy Center analysis that shows the final version of the Republican tax scam would increase taxes on 86 million households:

“Tomorrow, House Republicans will vote to pass their tax bill through the House. Along the way economists of every stripe, non-partisan score keepers, and tax policy experts have warned that the Republican tax bill is a scam that would raise taxes on working families while giving a tax cut to the top 1% of Americans and corporations. And now the last report released before the vote only adds to the mounting evidence that this tax bill is a bad deal for hard working Americans. 

“Republicans for years said they had a ‘Better Way.’ Is this it? With 86 million households expected to see a tax increase under the Republican plan, I don’t see how anyone without millions or billions of dollars in the bank would think that Republicans are actually interested in helping working families get ahead. Instead of working with Democrats to craft a bipartisan plan to create a fairer and simpler tax code, Republicans chose to stack the deck against the middle class and those aspiring to achieve the American Dream.”