Jefferson City, MO – In an article Wednesday from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a state Democratic spokesperson defended Sen. Claire McCaskill’s resistance on tax reform by claiming the Senator “has been crystal clear that she supports tax reform that provides relief for the middle class…”
In unveiling their tax reform framework, Republican congressional leaders and the president said middle class families are “the focus of this framework” and that under their plan they will be “keeping more money in their pockets.” Not only will middle class families benefit from a smaller tax bill, but they will also benefit from a growing economy. A recent White House Council of Economic Advisers study found lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent would increase average household income in the U.S. by $4,000 a year. Other studies have reached similar conclusions including findings from the Tax Foundation and a group of scholars from Boston University.
“This is the typical McCaskill shuffle: talk up tax reform while at the same time undermine the effort” said AFP-Missouri State Director Jeremy Cady. “There is no argument that tax reform will provide relief to the middle class. Based on her public comments, this is a bill she should support. It’s looking more and more likely, however, that Sen. McCaskill will find an excuse to vote against it based on some partisan talking point. Right now, it is clear Sen. McCaskill is looking to get to a ‘no’ vote on tax reform when she should be siding with Missouri families instead of her political bosses in Washington.”