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October 17, 2018 Press Releases

Report: Heller Expects 1.1 Million Nevadans to Foot the Bill for GOP Tax Plan


by Nevada Democrats

More than half of households in Nevada could be affected by the GOP’s proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid


Remember when Sen. Dean Heller promised that the tax plan he wrote to give massive tax cuts to the ultra wealthy and giant corporations would pay for itself? Well, new reports prove that’s just another broken promise from Heller. According to a report from the Treasury Department out this week, the federal deficit has grown to $779 billion in 2018, with no one else to blame but the GOP for passing their irresponsible disaster of a tax plan.

Now Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is saying what Nevadans have feared along—that Republicans plan to make drastic cuts Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to pay for the growing deficit they’ve caused. According to a new report from the Senate Joint Economic Committee, if reliable GOP rubber stamp Dean Heller and Senate Republicans move forward with this plan, a total of 1,121,400 Nevadans could be affected by the planned cuts.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:

“In case there was any doubt who Dean Heller works for in Washington, D.C., it can’t get any clearer than this. Heller championed a reckless tax plan that blew a hole in the deficit to give massive tax breaks to corporations and ultra-wealthy CEOs, and now his party expects middle class families to pay for it through cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Dean Heller has put partisan loyalty to Mitch McConnell ahead of more than one million Nevadans he represents who could be affected by cuts to these vital programs, and it’s exactly why they’re going to vote him out of office in November.”

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