Vukmir and Nicholson-Endorsed GOP Tax Scam Gets Even Worse, Johnson Opposes

Nov 15, 2017

For Immediate Release
November 15, 2017
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Vukmir and Nicholson-Endorsed GOP Tax Scam Gets Even Worse, Ron Johnson Opposes

New Changes Would End Of Health Insurance Coverage For 13 Million Americans, Spike Consumer Costs by 10%

Meanwhile, Ending SALT Deduction Would Hike Taxes For Nearly 1-in-3 Wisconsinites

Corporations get across the board, permanent cuts, while middle-class families face tax hikes

The Latest: Even Ron Johnson opposes Republicans plan to target Social Security and Medicare to pay for billionaire and corporate tax cuts

MADISON — Against all odds, Congressional Republicans keep finding ways to make the right-wing state Senator Leah Vukmir and out-of-state billionaire puppet Kevin Nicholson-endorsed GOP tax plan even worse. And now even Ron Johnson can’t support the plan.

Last night, U.S. Senate Republicans released an updated version of their tax bill that only adds to their earlier version’s serious problems, including by weaponizing the bill as a vehicle to take away 13 million Americans’ healthcare access.

Here are some low-lights of the Senate GOP tax bill after the latest round of changes:

“Republicans are trying to gut Americans’ healthcare access to pay for a massive tax giveaway from working families to corporate special interests, Wall Street, and billionaire CEOs,” said Brad Bainum, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. “It’s difficult to imagine Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson tying their political futures to a piece of legislation that’s this toxic, but here we are. It’s a scam, and both Vukmir and Nicholson have to answer for their plans to hike taxes on Wisconsinites and gut their earned benefits while gifting GOP megadonors big tax cuts.”