DNC Statement on Senator Corker Passing Tax Hike on Tennessee Families

In response to Senator Corker and Republicans moving their tax plan out of the Senate Budget Committee without a single Democratic vote, DNC spokesperson Francisco Pelayo released the following statement:

“This bill was written for Donald Trump, Senator Bob Corker and their wealthy friends, not for hardworking Tennessee families. Despite the fact that Senator Corker has previously said he would oppose any tax legislation that would add ‘one penny to the deficit,’ this Republican tax scam bill would substantially add to the federal deficit, hurt Tennessee workers and homeowners, teachers and older Americans; it would take away health insurance from millions and make it harder for people to save for retirement. In fact, while Senator Corker and his Republicans vote to give big corporations and the top 1% another massive windfall, their plan would raise taxes on at least half of Americans. Democrats believe that we should reform our tax system to work better for the middle class. And we will fight tooth-and-nail to make sure this bill never makes it to Donald Trump’s desk.”