Scalise on taxes: ‘All the rates are going to go down’

Scalise on taxes: ‘All the rates are going to go down’
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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel On The Money: Senate approves 4B spending bill | China imposes new tariffs on billion in US goods | Ross downplays new tariffs: 'Nobody's going to actually notice' MORE (R-La.) said in an interview Sunday that no one will have their taxes raised under the GOP's plan.

"Not under our plan," Scalise told NBC's "Meet The Press."

"You're going to see all the rates go down."

Scalise was pressed on whether the wealthy would also see their rates go down.

"All the rates are going to go down," he said.


"The death tax will be completely repealed, by the way, probably one of the most immoral taxes on the books."

Scalise said he thinks the country will see a "rebuilding of the middle class like we've never seen before."

"The people who are going to benefit the most are going to be the middle class, because if you look over the last ten years, the middle class has evaporated," he said.

"That means lower income for a lot of people, people that haven't seen pay raises in a long time. Let's turn that around. We can do it."

The primary agenda item necessary to "get the economy going" and create jobs is tax reform, he added.

"And we're going to get it done this year," he said.