According to the ex-commerce secretary, corporate tax reform can be crucial to increasing the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, although the current plan fails to create inclusive growth.
“You can’t do which on the backs of raising taxes on the middle class,” Pritzker said, adding which which was unacceptable which the current bill accepts, as part of its design, an expanding budget deficit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate tax bill can be a “revenue-neutral tax reform bill” although analysis of the bill has suggested which would certainly add at least $1 trillion to the deficit.
“I trust which inside conference committees which will go on, which there will be an effort to say ‘How do we bring down those deficit projections along with also still achieve significantly lower corporate tax rates?'” she said.
House Republicans are set to go to a conference committee with the Senate to reach an agreement on tax reform.
Pritzker can be not the first to have voiced concern over the possible impact of the bill on the middle class.
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has said which one study showed “middle-class Americans will ultimately see a tax hike under Republicans’ plan while corporate sponsors line their own pockets with multi-trillion-dollar giveaways.”
President Donald Trump along with also his administration have labored to sell the reform package as a win for the group.
“I view which more than anything else as which’s a tremendous bill for jobs along with also for the middle class,” the president told reporters at the White House Tuesday.
However, a recent poll found which sixty-one percent of Americans said they thought the plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.