DCCC: Six Months After GOP Tax Scam Passage, Higher Costs for Families

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Grothman Will Be Held Responsible by Voters

Six months ago, Congressman Grothman and Washington Republicans passed a Republican tax scam that provided massive giveaways to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and increased everyday costs – particularly healthcare premiums – for everyone else.

The Republican tax scam capped the amount of money homeowners can deduct for state and local taxes, and repealed a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that will result in millions of Americans paying more for health care. The GOP tax scam blew a $1.9 trillion hole in the deficit, and Speaker Paul Ryan and Washington Republicans have made clear that they are willing to cut Medicare and Social Security to offset their massive giveaway to corporations and the wealthy. Over 83% of the tax cuts go to the wealthiest 1% of Americans.

“Corporations and billionaires have seen a windfall from Representative Grothman’s tax bill, but the only noticeable difference for middle class Americans is increased costs – especially when it comes to health care premiums,” said DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske. “Now Washington Republicans have set their sights on cutting the Medicare and Social Security that Americans have paid into over a lifetime of hard work and playing by the rules. The numbers don’t add up for hardworking people trying to make ends meet, and that spells trouble for Representative Grothman’s reelection.”

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