Martha McSally Will Put Party Before Arizonans By Raising Their Taxes

McSally consistently votes along party lines to blow up the deficit and raise taxes on middle class families

PHOENIX – Congresswoman Martha McSally and the GOP establishment this week are expected to vote on a partisan tax plan that would raise taxes, increase our national deficit, and only make matters worse for hardworking Arizonans. Expect McSally to put politics and her party loyalty ahead of Arizonans.

Martha McSally’s support for a partisan tax plan shouldn’t come as a surprise, for it won't be her first vote in support of a partisan bill opposed by a majority of Americans. This includes voting to increase the national deficit by more than a trillion dollars, cut nearly $25 billion from Medicare, and slash numerous tax deductions, including the mortgage interest deduction, from Arizonans.

Each plan would make it harder for families to make ends meet and would further highlight McSally’s partisan discord that has Arizonans fed up with Washington.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: HOW MCSALLY’S TAX PLANS HARM ARIZONANS

Senate GOP Tax Plan

  • Center for American ProgressMore than one million Arizonans would see a tax increase under GOP tax plan.
  • Washington PostMore than 13 million Americans, including many Arizonans, would lose health insurance under the GOP tax plan.

House GOP Tax Plan

  • NAR ResearchArizona homeowners could on average lose about $20,590.
  • Center for American ProgressArizona families would lose ability to write off expensive medical costs that total $2.2 billion annually.
  • National Education AssociationArizona would lose about $2.5 billion in funding – putting more than 3,000 jobs on the chopping block.
  • Center for American ProgressArizona students could lose ability to write off expensive student loans, totaling about $223 million annually.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: MIDDLE-CLASS ARIZONANS ALREADY FALLING BEHIND REST OF U.S.

Bureau of Economic Analysis: In 2016, Arizona had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $40,415. This PCPI ranked 42nd in the United States. “In 2016, Arizona had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $40,415. This PCPI ranked 42nd in the United States and was 82 percent of the national average, $49,246. The 2016 PCPI reflected an increase of 2.0 percent from 2015. The 2015-2016 national change was 1.6 percent. In 2006, the PCPI of Arizona was $34,705 and ranked 28th in the United States. The 2006-2016 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 1.5 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the nation was 2.6 percent.”

CNBCRanked at 31, “Quality of Life” for Arizonans is at the bottom half of the nation.  

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