The massive GOP tax plan that Nebraska’s Congressional Representatives supported, has been exposed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for what it truly is: a corporate cash giveaway.
The tax cut — which will add an estimated $1.8 trillion to the deficit over the coming decade — was supported by Nebraska Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse and Reps. Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith — because as Rubio said, if big corporations are happy, Republicans will fall in line.
But in an interview with the Economist, Rubio said that the GOP corporate tax cuts are doing little to help American workers and that he doubts the tax cuts or Trump’s “America first” protectionism will stop people from losing their jobs.
In a recent Omaha World Herald article, Fischer touted the supposed “benefits” of the tax cuts, but offered no evidence that hard-working Nebraska families would see the results. Instead, she said that businesses are offering bonuses and reinvesting in their own bottom lines. Fischer cited Nelnet and Cox Communications — both which gave money to her campaign — as companies giving bonuses to their workers. But Rubio recently came clean about doubts that this tax bill will help hard-working families, saying “there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”
“On Trump’s corporate tax handout, Rubio speaks the truth,” said Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb. “Fischer, Sasse, Bacon, Fortenberry and Smith knew the truth when they voted for this huge corporate giveaway that will do very little to help hard-working Nebraskans.”
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