Sasse Statement on Senate Tax Bill


Date: Dec. 2, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Taxes

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding his vote for the tax reform that passed the Senate tonight.

"With every new piece of legislation, the majority party promises heaven, while the minority party shouts about the apocalypse. Both Democrats and Republicans do it, and neither tells the truth. We need more honesty and less hyperbole: My view of this bill is that it's better than the status quo, but isn't as good as it could be. Some good things: Increasing the child tax credit, preserving the adoption tax credit, and stopping incentivizing companies to move overseas are all helpful. But Congress is still failing to grapple with our entitlement over-promising, and there is far too little being done to upend the DC culture of lobbyists over families. These lower rates will make American businesses more globally competitive, but we are doing far too little to help make American workers more competitive in our fast-paced, global economy."