Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, said Thursday during an interview on "CBS This Morning" that he couldn’t guarantee that no middle-class family will see their taxes go up under the Republican tax plan.
What did Thune say?
The Senate is expected to unveil its own version of the House Republican tax plan on Thursday. Thune said the Senate bill will "largely follow the House's action."
"The details are in some cases slightly different than what House did, we took a slightly different approach on some of the major issues but the contours of the bill will largely follow the House's action," Thune said, arguing that the bill will spur economic growth and lead to job creation.
Asked if he could guarantee that no middle-class family will see their taxes go up under the plan, Thune replied: “I don’t think you can guarantee every filer — that that’s going to be the case.”
“As we look at this, we’re trying to maintain the tax burden similar to what it is today, that the distribution of this flows through all the different brackets in a way that’s consistent with what Americans are seeing today in terms of their tax burdens,” he said.
Thune said the bill will keep “progressivity” in the tax code and make sure that people in all income brackets see “meaningful tax relief.”
“Can you guarantee that every single filer might have some different experience? I don’t think you can guarantee that,” Thune said.
GOP Sen. John Thune says he can't guarantee that no middle class family will see their taxes go up. (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/K2hoPucptG
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