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 McConnellOn The Money: Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress | Private sector adds 330K jobs in July, well short of expectations Senate panel advances first three spending bills McConnell lays out GOP demands for government-funding deal 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.