Mulvaney: Pres. Won’t Sign GOP Tax Plan If Middle-Class Pays More

In this May 23, 2017, photo0, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo/Andrew Harnik/AP)

November 8, 2017
OAN Newsroom

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said if the middle-class gets a tax hike, the president will not sign the GOP tax reform bill.

During an interview Tuesday, Mulvaney said Republicans are on the same page with moving forward with new tax legislation so far.

Reports from the Joint Committee on Taxation said a high number of middle-class Americans would see their individual tax rates go up.

However, the budget director said it would be President Trump’s way or nothing at all.

“Our principals remain the same, we want lower taxes on the middle-class, we want it simple and fair for the middle-class, and we want that low corporate tax rate,” Mulvaney stated.

The Taxation Committee’s report also states 61 percent of Americans would see their taxes drop in the first year of the GOP tax plan.

  • I Say

    “Reports from the Joint Committee on Taxation said a high number of middle-class Americans would see their individual tax rates go up.”
    Does anybody remember when the middle class didn’t get screwed on income tax? These damn politicians (especially the democrats) always claim to be for the middle class. But, these assclowns always say one thing and do another! The democrats take from the middle class and give it to the illegal aliens and lazy no counts! Except for the RINO’s (democrats in sheep’s clothing), the republicans cater to the wealthy and put forth an half ass effort to help the middle class. Either way, the middle class always get the shaft!

    • Lorie Barnett

      You can’t blame this on the Democrats. You can be sure of one thing, Trump will sign whatever bill that they put in front of him. This bill has the middle class paying for the huge tax giveaway to the rich and it ads 1.7 trillion to the debt. You can contact your Congress and Senate representatives and ask that they don’t support any bill that raises taxes on the middle class. You can also send an email to them which is easier. We can see what’s happening here but we don’t have to lay down and take it!

      • Lorie Barnett

        In fact, I recommended that my senator retire because if he votes for a tax increase on me, I won’t be able to support him…and it was reported that those making between only 20,000 and 40,000 would see a tax increase…now that is taking from the poor and giving to the rich. Corporations are already sitting on millions of dollars and collectively, trillions of dollars that they haven’t used to expand their businesses or increase wages. Why do they need even more money??

      • I Say

        “You can’t blame this on the Democrats”
        Are you kidding me? The Democrats have been screwing the middle class for ever and eternity! And, they will gladly set there in silence and let this rape of the middle class walk right past themselves! Further, the damn Demorats caused this whole thing with the out of control spending under Obama! My federal income taxes will increase under this tax proposal. Do the math!! Annual income 90K, your federal tax will be 12% on the first 45K and then 25% on the 45K balance which means total tax due is $16,650. Now, here is where I get hosed, I lose “all my deductions”!
        Since I don’t have any mortgage interest, I’ll pretty much have to figure on owing the full $16650! That means a federal withholding of $640 (which is currently $570, but, with my deductions, I get a refund) on my 26 annual pay checks! However, what is going to kill my family is the taking away of medical expenses deduction as my wife has cancer and we have huge out of pocket expenses. I guess some of us have to foot the bill to “make America Great Again”! It’s tough when your not rich and you have to pay more!
        I thought Trump said he would not sign this if the middle class had to pay more?????

        • Lorie Barnett

          Well, the Democrats will be voting against this raping of the middle class…you can be sure of that. Right now that’s all they can do besides trying to sway republicans to vote against it.

        • Lorie Barnett

          Please don’t blame Obama for injecting money into the economy when it was tanking. Don’t forget Bush borrowed money to pay for 2 wars and borrowed money to pay for Medicare part D. Then the economy crashed. Obama pulled us out of a deep hole.
          Too many rich business owners bailed on America, and now they want a reward for screwing us. I’m mad as heck that they are taking away deductions for the middle class, but leaving the same deductions intact for big business. I did my taxes and I break even right now but if they take just one of these deductions away, the mortgage interest deduction, or the property tax deduction, I will have to pay more and I only make 23 to 30,000 a year.

    • Lorie Barnett

      This is a Republican plan, not the Democrats…please blame the ones responsible for this travesty. The Republicans are going to take away your deductions…but are leaving them intact for businesses. So, you can no longer deduct the cost of relocating for your job, but if your company wants to move, they can still deduct that expense, even if it’s to China. If you are a teacher and buy supplies for your classroom, you can’t deduct the pencils and paper you buy, but a business still can. They are taking away the deduction for state and local taxes from us, but businesses still get to deduct them. And on top of this taking away the deduction for medical expenses. This is heartless and cruel. Please contact your people in Congress and Senate to let them know what you think of it.

  • Richard McMeekin

    I respect your opinions to the contrary, however here are the 2017 facts: I am now 87. In 1973
    I was asked to serve for a year as the Chief Of Staff for a Republican Senator. My annual salary back then was $28,000. The Senator was a disabled WWII vet and did not use the gym, which was free back then. He and I each drove ourselves to and from work daily. He received no benefits other than a free haircut. He had free franking/postage privilege and could fly on military transport aircraft if traveling overseas on official business. He had free parking beneath the Senate Office Building and I had a patrolled parking space on an adjacent street.

    Aside from that, no perks, no benefits, NADA. When my year was completed I had NO desire to
    remain at the national seat of government.

    Today, things have changed:

    Position Salary

    Vice President $233,000

    Representatives $174,000

    President pro-tem of the Senate $193,400

    Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate $193,400

    House Majority leader and minority leaders $193,400

    Speaker of the House $223,500

    Their salaries are large, but Get Even Larger when you consider Representatives
    average 138 “legislative days” a year according to records kept by the Library of Congress. That’s about one day of work every three days, or fewer than three days a week. Senators work of 162 days a year.

    Now Facts vs. popular Myths:

    Members are eligible for a pension at age 50 if they have completed 20 years in office, or at any age after completing 25 years in office. The amount of the pension depends on years in office and the average of the highest three years of salary.

    Example: A 41 year old, three-term congressman who failed reelection would be eligible for an annual pension of $17,588 but would not get a dime until age 62.

    Originally this was not so, but when legislators exempted themselves from Obamacare enough were not reelected which developed a political reality.

    Today, House and Senate members, and their staffs, can only obtain employer-subsidized, private
    coverage through the exchanges established under Obamacare. (ACA).

    Gym membership costs $400 a year. No representatives, senators, or their spouses can use the gyms even after they retire or were voted out. Even if they are a former senator or representative, if they now work as lobbyists, they are banned.

    Today, the congressional barber shop’s charges are, a basic trim is $20 plus tip, a manicure is $18 and eyebrow trimming runs $15. I get a haircut locally and have my eyebrows shaved off once monthly at a total cost of $13.

    Some full-time congressional staffers participate in a student loan repayment program that helps pay back a portion of student loans. No more than $60,000 in the House and $40,000 in the Senate can be forgiven and Only If The Employee Stays on the job for Several Years.

    At 87 I am as prone to making mistakes as is anyone. If I have made any here they were unintentional. At least this responds to some of the Myths that fill emails and web pages daily.

  • KMA

    Your right Bill it’s that simple for those who work. Not so simple for politicians, because they all have to have a piece of our pie!
    In the words of Ronald Reagan “it’s just that simple”

    Flat tax for ALL!….including politicians and those who receive subsidies (those who receive subsidies your going have to volunteer your time as payment).

  • a voice of concern

    Once again….IT IS ALL OUR MONEY AND OUR CHOICE TO WORK FOR THAT MONEY!
    Our Income does NOT BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT and they are not giving us anything. The hope is that they just STEAL LESS from our liberty and our sweat. What the crap are they doing building in an automatic TAX increase back to where we are now? These DC elite suck!

  • No Mas

    The RINOS are unhappy they may not get a break with their 300k + salaries and benefits.. .
    And they need to get rid of the death tax or estate tax forever.. NO way should people that work hard and save have their efforts taxed yet again ( the 4th time.. ) when we die. We are Taxed when you work for it.. Taxed when you buy it, taxed when you spend it… If the government cannot balance a budget and drop the deficit with taxing us 3 times, they need to have salaries slashed and lose all benefits!!!

    • Lorie Barnett

      You know it won’t affect you don’t you? It only affects those who have assets over 5 million.

      • No Mas

        That attitude is what is wrong with deranged Americans!!!!!
        I should not be taxed 4 times for the same money.
        For anyone owning a business worth 5 million+ and they die, everybody on the payroll gets axed and 40% of the property goes to the dirty corrupt feds!!!
        If you don’t see something wrong with the death tax only because you think it doesn’t effect you.. You don’t belong in America with freedom and liberty.

  • Just A Guy

    If they were sincere (read: not a pack of lying thieves) and were truly serious about fairness, there would be a flat tax that everyone paid regardless of income. They treat tax “reform” like they do immigration “reform”…and just about every so-called reform they’ve ever had their mitts in. I get the pizz shivers every time I hear these shysters pushing another back-room propagated “reform”.