“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will hurt your job and your family.
I am deeply offended by it.
The tax cuts will hurt you, the middle class, and the very poor.”—House Speaker Paul Ryan, February 6, 2018House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
Scott Applewhite)Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on repealing Obamacare in Washington, January 28, 2019.
The House has voted to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate and to roll back protections for young and disabled people.
House Republicans have been working on their plan to repeal and replace the ACA since July.
Democrats say the GOP’s health care plan will hurt middle class families and the elderly.
They argue that the GOP tax plan, which is expected to be released in early February, will not add to the nation’s deficit and will likely result in more people losing their health insurance, which will hurt their economic prospects.
“The GOP plan is the most regressive, unpopular tax cut in a generation,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.
“This is a tax cut for the rich.”
Trump has been accused of having a personal vendetta against Manchin.
He recently tweeted that Manchin, who is a staunch Trump critic, should “step down,” adding, “if he doesn’t, he should go to hell.”
Trump is the second president in as many years to face accusations of having personal grudges against a member of Congress.
Former President George W. Bush faced backlash from constituents for saying in 2006 that a former congressman had made “a very dumb statement.”