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Schumer tells Ryan to ‘get real’ on tax reform

Schumer tells Ryan to ‘get real’ on tax reform
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSchumer lays groundwork for future filibuster reform Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Capitol Police officer killed in car attack lies in honor in Capitol Rotunda MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday told House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Money: Senate confirms Gensler to lead SEC | Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week | Top Republican on House tax panel to retire Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world MORE (R-Wis.) to “get real” on tax reform following the Republican unveiling of its plan to overhaul the tax system. 

“GOP #TaxReform plan & what @SpeakerRyan says about it are 2 diff things. Says plan is for middle class but 80% is for wealthy-Get real Paul,” Schumer tweeted.

President Trump and congressional Republicans last week unveiled the framework for a new tax plan, which includes cutting the number of individual tax rates and lowering the corporate tax rate. Trump has billed the plan as one aimed at helping the middle class.

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But Ryan during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” would not promise that every individual in the middle class would receive a tax cut under the new plan.

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

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