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Yarmuth Denounces GOP Tax Scam on House Floor

Apr 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, today spoke out against the GOP’s tax scam on the House floor. His remarks as delivered are below:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer a real-life account of the raw deal Republicans gave the American people with their GOP tax scam.

Dennis, a retired constituent of mine from Louisville who still works part-time recently wrote in the Courier Journal newspaper. He stated, “The so-called tax cut for the middle class is going to cost me an estimated $600 more in taxes in 2018.” Dennis pays his taxes quarterly, which is why he did these calculations now.  He added in part, “I urge people to look into this so-called great tax break for the middle class……This might change your mind on the current members of Congress that have be misleading you to thinking they are actually working to help you, unless you are one of the big donors!”

Dennis isn’t alone. By the time this scam is fully implemented, more than 80 million middle class families will see their taxes increase.  That’s not progress, that’s a rip off.