FLINT, Mich. - Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement Saturday after Republicans in the U.S. Senate passed their tax bill that will raise taxes on tens of millions of middle class families:
“Michiganders are working harder than ever to make ends meet. They deserve real bipartisan tax reform that puts working people first. Unfortunately, this Republican tax plan being rushed through Congress does not help the middle class. It only helps the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations.
“In the middle of the night, Republicans voted to raise taxes on tens of millions of middle class families and give huge tax cuts to the top 1 percent of Americans and multinational corporations. If you are a homeowner, a parent, a student or a caretaker of a sick family member, you will see your taxes go up under this terrible plan. Republicans want the middle class to pay more in taxes while large corporations get a permanent tax cut.
“Congress must start over and get tax reform right. Both parties should come together and focus on real tax relief for middle class Americans, not just on more tax breaks for those at the very top.”