Paul Mango Is Thrilled About Tax Hikes For Middle-Class Pennsylvanians

Yesterday, Paul Mango voiced his support for Donald Trump’s plan to raise taxes on Pennsylvanians middle-class. 

“Paul Mango wants to see middle-class Pennsylvanians’ taxes go up so that the one percent can get a tax cut,” said Beth Melena, communications director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “He wants middle-class families to pay more than millionaires and billionaires. Mango is a typical politician that cares more about giving his wealthy friends handouts at the expense of hard-working Pennsylvanians. ”

BACKGROUND:

“I commend @realDonaldTrump for coming to Harrisburg & proposing a tax reform plan that puts money back in the pockets of hardworking families & helps businesses grow. This is exactly what we need in Harrisburg, but all we’ve seen from @WolfForPA is more failed taxing & spending.” [Paul Mango Tweet, 10/12/17]

“The richest one percent of Pennsylvania residents would receive 61.5 percent of the tax cuts within the state under the framework in 2018.”  [Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, 10/4/17]

“In that final year, 80 percent of all benefits would go to the top 1 percent, and taxes would rise for some upper middle class families — many of those making roughly $150,000 to $300,000 per year — because of the plan’s repeal of itemized deductions.” [NBC News, 9/29/17]

“Despite repeated promises from Republican lawmakers that the plan is designed to provide relief to the middle class, nearly 30 percent of taxpayers with incomes between $50,000 and $150,000 would see a tax increase, according to the study by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The majority of households that made between $150,000 and $300,000 would see a tax increase.” [Washington Post, 9/29/17]