For Immediate Release
Contact: Caitlin Cook, 304.543.4879
(Charleston, WV) — Following the release of the House Republicans’ new tax proposal, Ted Boettner Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy released the following statement:
“The plan will add at least $1.5 trillion in debt – and to pay for it, some Republicans in Congress have made clear they will try next year to cut everything from nutrition assistance for struggling families to education and health care. Worse still, by eliminating the state income tax deduction and shifting new costs to states, the plan would put more pressure on West Virginia’s budget, likely causing even more cuts to education, health care, and other programs West Virginians count on.
“Senators Capito and Manchin should reject the House GOP tax bill. Instead of tax cuts that help those who need it the least, West Virginia’s congressional delegation should work to advance tax policies that invest in working families while ensuring that tax cuts are paid for by closing tax loopholes or other responsible tax changes.”