Bi­par­ti­san anal­y­sis: Se­nate bill would hike taxes for 13.8M

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - WEATHER -

WASHINGTON » Pro­moted as needed re­lief for the mid­dle class, the Se­nate Repub­li­can tax over­haul ac­tu­ally would in­crease taxes for some 13.8 mil­lion mod­er­ate-in­come Amer­i­can house­holds, a bi­par­ti­san anal­y­sis showed Mon­day.

The as­sess­ment by Congress’ non­par­ti­san Joint Com­mit­tee on Tax­a­tion emerged as the Se­nate’s taxwrit­ing com­mit­tee was set to be­gin wad­ing through the mea­sure Mon­day af­ter­noon, work­ing to­ward the first ma­jor re­vamp of the tax sys­tem in some 30 years.

Barg­ing into the care­fully cal­i­brated work that House and Se­nate Repub­li­cans have done, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump called for a steeper tax cut for wealthy Amer­i­cans and pressed GOP lead­ers to add a con­tentious health care change to the al­ready com­plex mix.

Trump’s lat­est tweet in­jected a dose of uncer­tainty into the process as the Repub­li­cans try to de­liver on his top leg­isla­tive pri­or­ity.

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