Schumer Says Democrats Ready To Obstruct Trump On Tax Reform

It doesn’t seem to matter what Trump wants or what the American people want. Democrats are just reflexively against it. Whenever Republicans objected to something Obama wanted, Democrats called them terrorists and hostage takers. Everything is different now, for some reason.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Schumer: Democrats are ready for a big fight over taxes

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Democrats are prepared to fight with Republicans over tax reform, just hours before Trump traveled to Missouri to build momentum for a Republican legislative effort.

“This is going to be one of the biggest fights of the next three, four months, and Democrats are ready for it,” the New York senator told reporters on a call hosted by a left-leaning group organized to oppose tax cuts for high earners.

Under Schumer, all but three Senate Democrats have said they won’t support tax laws that cuts taxes for high-income people or adds to federal deficits.

Trump is set to cast the tax effort in populist terms Wednesday, and will describe it as a benefit to middle-class workers to create a more favorable tax system for U.S. businesses relative to their global peers.

Schumer, though, said Wednesday that he didn’t expect a Republican-only tax plan that cuts top rates for individuals to appeal to the middle class.

The American people want some relief. This isn’t about cuts for the rich, as Democrats always claim.

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Author: Mike LaChance

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