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Murphy, Blumenthal Also Come Out Against GOP Tax Plan

November 3, 2017 By Staff
Murphy, Blumenthal Also Come Out Against GOP Tax Plan

Malloy, Murphy, and Blumenthal are on a united front against the GOP tax cut plan.

Connecticut Democratic leaders continued to rally against the national GOP’s plan to cut taxes on Thursday, with Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) coming out opposed to the plan.

Murphy called the plan an “unapologetic” shift from poor to rich, and Democratic states to Republican states:

On the second point, Murphy is likely referencing the proposed elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for income taxes. Of course, another way to see the elimination is that the federal government will stop subsidizing the tax-raising behavior of states like Connecticut.

Murphy also suggested, oddly, that the GOP wants to “force huge future cuts to education, roads, healthcare” with their tax bill:

Blumenthal went on his own tweetstorm, calling the bill monstrous:

Not included in Murphy’s and Blumenthal’s criticism of SALT changes is any self-reflection on why Connecticut would be impacted by SALT’s elimination: because the state has been raising taxes on its residents for years and years.