Ned Lamont on Tax Reform
Lamont linked President Trump's budget with Republican candidate for governor Bob Stefanowski of Madison, saying that Trump's plan forces the federal budget into a $800-billion increase in the federal deficit.
"It's the middle-class, the working class that gets hammered by a tax bill like this," Lamont said, noting that tax deductions go back to the tenure of another Republican President: Abraham Lincoln. "You think about this Trump tax bill. It reminds me a little of the (proposed) Stefanowski elimination of the state income tax. We cannot borrow in this state. We must pay our bills."
"Ned concentrating on state and local deductions ignores the root of the problem, which is that he and Dan Malloy have supported tax increase after tax increase," said a Stefanowski spokesman.
A: I believe that we as the Democratic party should and I as a senator would push back against some terrible policies, starting with the wrong headed invasion of Iraq and ill-advised tax cuts, and stand up forcefully for a Democratic agenda, which includes healthcare reform, education reform, and energy conservation [among other things].