October 18,2017

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Wyden Statement Following White House Meeting on Taxes

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement after his White House meeting on taxes:

“I made it clear in today’s meeting that there is an enormous chasm between the rhetoric and the reality of the Trump tax plan. All the happy talk about helping the middle class and avoiding a giveaway to the wealthy sounds great, but it is not what the White House and Republicans have on offer. Democrats agree that our tax code is broken, and you fix it with reforms focused on simplicity and putting more dollars in middle class paychecks. But as of today, the Trump plan would increase taxes on hardworking families while giving away trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the biggest corporations and the ultra-wealthy. You’re not going to reach bipartisanship by plowing forward with this con job on the middle class.”