Rand Paul criticizes GOP tax plan

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday criticized the tax-reform framework released last week by Trump administration officials and congressional GOP leaders after a think tank issued a report finding that many middle-class taxpayers could see their taxes go up.

“This is a GOP tax plan? Possibly 30% of middle class gets a tax hike? I hope the final details are better than this,” Paul said in a tweet that included a link to the study from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC).

The TPC’s analysis found that by 2027, almost 30 percent of taxpayers with income between about $50,000 and $150,000 would see their taxes increase under the framework that the White House and congressional GOP leaders released last week.

In total, about 25 percent of taxpayers would see higher taxes under the GOP’s plan by 2027, TPC said.

The chairmen of the congressional tax-writing committees have taken issue with the TPC’s report, criticizing the assumptions the paper’s authors used.


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  • Deborah

    Doesn’t sound like they are following Trump’s direction …he wants the economy to grow with LESS taxes, not more. Glad Rand Paul is keeping an eye on them.

  • Timothy Toroian

    SOMEBODY TELL THIS DUMB SOB I’M TIRED OF HIS NEGATIVITY!!! Being ultra doesn’t mean SQUAT Rand, if you get nothing done. Who the hell taught you about politics. Nobody understands the art of compromise any longer, it seems to the art of F you if I can’t have it my way. You guys were elected to do something for the people, NOT to act like singular demigogs.

    • Robert Bruce

      How do you grow an economy by taxing the primary consumers/spenders? Isn’t retail taking a big enough hit as it is?

  • Carl Nemo **==

    Until both parties sit down in the spirit of cooperation to hammer out a tax plan that benefits all parties, it’s doomed to failure the same as repealing the ACA. Trump talks the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk. I don’t think the guy is reading any of the details concerning his agenda, but allowing the likes of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan run with the ball. Unfortunately both of them are RINOS and are not friendly to the President’s agenda. Trump is failing because he’s all talk like “Foghorn Leghorn” talking to his little chicken constituents. “That boy’s got a mouth like a cannon, always shootin’ it off.” quote from cartoon relative to Trump and his tweets. / : |

  • rick meek

    Paul criticizes everything……I wonder what this a-hole ever does in DC…..

  • 123terrywbradley456

    Tax reform is a great thing. But repeal of the 1913 Federal Reserve Act would be a greater thing. And going back onto the true gold standard with investment banks and warehouse banks would be the greatest thing. But, alas, none of the above has about as much chance as a snowball in hell getting through Congress and getting any President, including Trump, to sign it into law.