Sean Casten, Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia and Congressional Democrats say GOP tax bill is ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

Congressional hopefuls Sean Casten and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, along with other Illinois Democrats, teed off on the Republican tax code overhaul Tuesday, slamming it as a boondoggle for non-wealthy taxpayers in hopes that the pocketbook issue resonates with voters in the final week before the election.

The Democrats called the GOP tax law, which went into effect last December, “disastrous,” “Robin Hood in reverse” and “one of the worst pieces of legislation Republicans have put in place.” Casten called the legislation “straight theft” that hurts middle-class homeowners and benefits the rich.

“Everyone is going to have sticker shock when your tax bill comes around this April,” Casten said during the news conference in the first-floor lobby of the City-County Building in the Loop.

Casten is running for the pivotal suburban 6th Congressional District seat against incumbent U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam. The Wheaton Republican, an influential member of the House Ways and Means Committee, helped craft the tax bill.

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via Illinois Politics – Google News

October 31, 2018 at 01:09AM

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