Ryan won't guarantee every middle-class person will get a tax cut under Trump proposal

Ryan won't guarantee every middle-class person will get a tax cut under Trump proposal
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House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says Trump will win reelection because of 'record of accomplishment' Pence loses House office space Dem budget chair: Trump 2020 proposal 'cruel-hearted' MORE (R-Wis.) on Sunday wouldn't guarantee that every middle-class person would get a tax cut under President Trump's tax reform proposal.

"That's the purpose of doing this," Ryan said on CBS's "Face The Nation." "The purpose of this is to get a middle-class tax cut."

Ryan was pressed on whether that was a guarantee that every middle-class person would get a tax cut under the president's plan.

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"Well, I don't know every single person's little, small problem or issue," he said.

Ryan said the purpose of the tax reform plan is to lower middle-class taxes.

"So yes, people are going to get tax cuts. How big are those tax cuts? That depends on the individual," he said.

He reiterated the "objective" is to lower taxes for middle class taxpayers.

Trump and congressional Republicans last week rolled out a sweeping tax overhaul proposal that won immediate praise from conservatives.

Trump said the framework “represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce taxes, rebuild our economy and restore America’s competitive edge.”

The president stressed that the benefits would go to the middle class, not the wealthy.