Rauner on Kleine-endorsed tax plan: “That’s going to hurt a lot of middle-class families and higher income families and it’s going to push more employers out of the state. That’s going to hurt job creation and that’s going to increase the cost of living for the people of Illinois”

MOLINE, ILOn Wednesday, Republican candidate for Congress Mark Kleine voiced his support for Paul Ryan’s new tax law claiming that it will “provide a tremendous boost to our economy.”

However, just one day later, Governor Bruce Rauner trashed the tax bill, specifically calling out how it will hurt the middle-class and kill jobs across our state. In a radio interview, Rauner said the tax bill is “going to hurt a lot of middle-class families... and it’s going to push more employers out of the state. That’s going to hurt job creation and that’s going to increase the cost of living for the people of Illinois.” Rauner then added that the bill is “punishing” to Illinois.

“I agree with Governor Rauner that Paul Ryan’s tax scam is going to hurt millions of middle-class families and kill jobs,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “I’m disappointed that my opponent endorsed a plan that will raise taxes on 86 million middle-class households to pay for tax breaks for the ultrawealthy. Perhaps worst of all, by adding trillions of dollars to the national debt, this tax scam is designed to put programs like Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block. I’m proud to fight for hardworking families every day because we don’t need another rubberstamp for Paul Ryan’s Washington agenda.”

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