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NY DEMS: Republicans planning big tax increase if elected

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STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN ON REPUBLICAN PARTY’S PLANNED 38.5% TAX INCREASE

NASSAU COUNTY, NY: A new analysis from a non-partisan think tank shows Florida Senator and NRSC Chair Rick Scott’s Republican agenda would raise taxes on tens of millions of Americans. New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

“According to new data released Monday, Republicans’ economic agenda – which they have promised to pass if successful in this year’s midterm elections – would raise taxes on 38.5% percent of New Yorkers.

This revelation comes as Senator Ron Johnson confirmed Monday that Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they take control of Congress and the White House.  This means that over 100 million Americans with preexisting conditions could lose their insurance protections, Americans with private insurance could see their premiums skyrocket, women could be charged more for their insurance, and an estimated 21 million Americans could lose their health insurance completely.

Republicans have finally come clean about their economic agenda and it is a disaster for families and working people across New York State.  While Democrats are laser-focused on lowering costs for Americans, Republicans would raise taxes on 38.5% percent of New Yorkers, hike up insurance premiums, and end protections for people with preexisting conditions.”

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