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McConnell: 'Impossible' to promise every member of middle class gets a tax cut

McConnell: 'Impossible' to promise every member of middle class gets a tax cut
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials ratchet up fight over drug pricing | McConnell says Republicans could try again on ObamaCare repeal | Dems go on offense against GOP lawsuit Republicans should prepare for Nancy Pelosi to wield the gavel MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday that “it’s impossible” to promise that the GOP's tax overhaul will lower the taxes of every person in the middle class.

“Well, it’s impossible to do that,” McConnell told ABC News’s “This Week."

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“You can’t craft any bill that would guarantee no one was in a special category that might get a tax increase,” the majority leader added. 

McConnell’s interview comes after the Senate early Saturday passed its tax-reform bill, which includes the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate.

“Every segment of taxpayers, every category of taxpayers, on average, gets significant relief,” McConnell said of the bill on Sunday.