VIDEO - Coons on tax cuts: “I'm still struck by the difference between what Donald Trump campaigned on and what this bill is actually delivering.”
Sen. Chris Coons joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the Republican tax bill.
“As the Republicans barrel towards trying to deliver on President Trump's Christmas promise of a big gift to the American people, I'm struck at the difference between what President Trump campaigned on, a real middle class tax cut, and what this tax bill seems to be, which is something that will add $1.5 trillion to our deficits and debt and that overwhelmingly favors the wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations.”
“There have been no public hearings on this bill. It was introduced and rushed immediately to markup. There was a Finance Committee markup but there were no hearings. So, actually understanding what's in this package is something that will only be known once it's passed. When one party tries to ram through a big piece of legislation without including the other, without public hearings, the results don't usually turn out as well, as hopeful or as expected. That's going to be true here as well, I think.”