McConnell Joins Ryan in Walking Back False Promise on Tax Bill




 

The top Republicans in the House and Senate have now walked back false promises about their tax bills' impact on the middle class.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged to The New York Times Friday he erred when he said in an MSNBC appearance last week that "nobody in the middle class is going to get a tax increase."

Now the Kentucky Republican says every income group would see a tax cut -- on average.

"You can't guarantee that absolutely no one sees a tax increase," he told the newspaper.

McConnell joins House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin in walking back their statements on taxes. Ryan had said in a radio interview Wednesday, "So actually, even though there's a lot of false information out there, everybody gets a tax cut."

That statement was false, as there are millions of people who would face higher tax bills from the loss of deductions like the one for state and local taxes, which is rolled back in the House bill and eliminated entirely in the Senate bill.

A day later, Ryan's language changed.

"At every income level, there is a tax cut for the average family," Ryan said in a statement Thursday, citing a study by the Joint Committee on Taxation.

AshLee Strong, a Ryan spokeswoman, told The Washington Post that he misspoke.

Read McConnell Joins Ryan in Walking Back False Promise on Tax Bill on bloombergpolitics.com

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