McSally, AZGOP Shove Through Unpopular Tax Hike on Arizonans, Will be Held Accountable in 2018

Monmouth Poll shows 47% of Americans disapprove of Martha McSally’s tax bill 

McSally’s GOP tax plan would explode the national deficit by more than two trillion dollars

PHOENIX – Congresswoman Martha McSally and the Arizona Republican Party today put party loyalty ahead of Arizonans by backing an unpopular tax plan by the GOP establishment that would raise taxes on hardworking Arizona families.

Congresswoman McSally’s GOP tax plan is expected to raise taxes on more than one million Arizonans while exploding the national deficit by more than two trillion dollars. Further, this tax scam would yank away health insurance from more than 13 million Americans, including many Arizonans. No wonder nearly half of the American public disapproves of it.

“Congresswoman Martha McSally’s tax plan is an utter disaster for Arizona. Instead of listening to Arizonans, McSally buckled to party leaders in Washington by supporting a plan that rips away health insurance and raises taxes on hardworking families all while exploding the national deficit,” said Drew Anderson, senior communications advisor. “With our state and our children’s future at stake, Martha McSally is falling in line with the partisan discord that has Arizonans fed up with Washington. They won’t forget this in 2018.”

Martha McSally and the AZGOP previously supported tax plans that would have increased 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. A strong number of Arizonans opposed previous versions of the GOP tax plan.

McSally’s GOP tax plan would make it harder for families to make ends meet and further highlight the partisan discord that has Arizonans fed up with Washington. The Arizona Democratic Party will highlight Martha McSally’s priority to put her party loyalty ahead of Arizonans from now until the midterm elections in November 2018.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: HOW MCSALLY’S TAX PLAN HARMS ARIZONANS

Monmouth Poll: About 26% approve, 47% disapprove of final GOP tax plan. [Monmouth, 12.18.17]

Final Tax Bill Could End Up Costing $2.2 Trillion. [Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 12.18.17]

More than one million Arizonans would see a tax increase under GOP tax plan. [Center for American Progress]

CBO estimates that more than 13 million Americans would lose their health insurance if individual mandate is repealed. “AARP said it also opposes the bill's repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate…CBO has estimated repeal would lead to 13 million more Americans lacking health insurance by 2027, and that individual health plan premiums would be 10 percent higher each year than they otherwise would have been.” [Congressional Budget Office, 11.30.17]

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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