LATEST SENATOR McCASKILL
McCaskill on Tax Reform: ‘If they decide to start fresh with a real bipartisan approach… I believe we could get it done’
WASHINGTON – As Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves a controversial, partisan tax plan to the floor of the U.S. Senate—a plan that would, according to independent analysts, “cut taxes of [the] wealthy and increase taxes on families earning less than $75,000 by 2027”—Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement:
“What I said to President Trump when we sat down together is still true today—I’m eager to support real, bipartisan tax reform. I’d jump at the chance to support a plan to deliver relief to Missouri’s working families, simplify the tax code, close loopholes exploited by the rich, and lower the corporate tax rate. Unfortunately, this tax plan doesn’t live up the commitment I got from President Trump, when he told me he wouldn’t support tax reform that benefited the very rich at the expense of the little guy. The Republican-drafted tax plan would further complicate the tax code, keep open those loopholes, deepen the national debt, and give the vast majority of benefits to millionaires and billionaires, while working families get hurt. But if Republican leaders decide to start fresh, with a real bipartisan approach, I’m ready to get to work and I believe we could get it done.”
Click HERE to read a blog post by McCaskill outlining what she would support in a tax reform plan.