Boyle Condemns House Vote To Double-Down On Republican Tax Cuts For The 1%
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle voted against House Republicans’ “Tax Scam 2.0” when it passed on a party-line vote, making permanent a slate of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans that were included in the first GOP Tax Scam passed in December 2017. Like the first vote, this legislation confers almost all of its benefits to the wealthiest Americans; the wealthiest 1 percent will see an average cut of $40,000 while the average American will see just $980, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon passage of the bill:
“The second GOP Tax Scam is yet another shameful betrayal of the middle class, a conscious punch to the gut of the American worker, and a clear reflection of Republican priorities. Once again, House Republicans have delivered a $3.8 trillion gift to their rich friends and donors, blowing up the deficit and leaving our children to pick up the tab. To make a bad situation worse, Republicans are now discussing cleaning up their financial mess by cutting programs that middle-class families rely on like Social Security and Medicare.
“America’s middle class doesn’t need empty promises that tax cuts to the rich will ‘trickle down’ to them, and they certainly don’t need cuts to Social Security and Medicare. America’s middle class needs real economic support – opening job opportunities, raising wages, and instituting fair working conditions. These tax scams do nothing to further these needs.”
Congressman Boyle is the founder and co-chair of the Blue Collar Caucus, a group of House Democrats focused on addressing wage stagnation, job insecurity, trade, offshoring, and dwindling career opportunities for America’s working people. He is also a member of the House Budget Committee.