McMorris Rodgers on Fox News: Enough with the Doomsday Tax Reform Rhetoric

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined Fox & Friends Sunday morning to push back on the doomsday, alarmist claims people are making about the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Here’s what the Chair had to say about our plan, and the defenders of the status quo:

WHAT IS ALL THE HYSTERIA ABOUT?

“It’s the rhetoric from those that are the defenders of the status quo. They don’t want the change. This plan, our tax plan, is pro-family, pro-economic growth. I would encourage people, if they want to see all the details, [to visit] FairandSimple.gop.

“From the very beginning, our goal has been to improve everyone’s lives through this tax plan — give them more opportunities, whether it’s the doubling of the standard deduction, the expansion of the ABLE accounts for those with disabilities.

“For an average family of four making $50,000, it’s estimated to be a $1,182 tax cut. This represents 75 percent of their tax bill. No matter who you are, you’re going to see more money in your pocket. That’s what we want.”

WHY DO STATUS QUO DEFENDERS RESORT TO DOOMSDAY RHETORIC?

“It really is using the fear tactics. They’re trying to create this fear among people, but the reality is we’re working really hard on this. We’ve been working on [tax reform] for months, actually years, and we’re excited that we’re on the verge of passing a tax bill that is going to create jobs, it’s going to reduce taxes, it’s going to result in more take home pay, and bring those jobs home from overseas…”

HAVE REPUBLICANS LOST FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE CLASS?

“This plan is geared towards hardworking men and women — those that are going to work every day, making their mortgage, trying to save for retirement, trying to save for college tuition. From the very beginning, our goal has been [to help] low- and middle-income Americans. As a percentage of tax cut, they’re going to receive the highest portion of the tax cut in this bill because we want them to have a step up. We want to help them have that opportunity for a better life.

“In addition, we’re also focusing on small businesses. It’s small businesses in America that have paid the highest effective tax rate. Those are our job creators!”

For more on our plan for tax reform, text TAX REFORM to 50589 and visit FairandSimple.gop