Today, President Trump heads to St. Charles to push a tax reform plan that will provide enormous tax relief to Missouri families, while boosting the economy for all Americans. At the same time, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has continued her work to defeat these important measures for the American people.
This year, Senator McCaskill’s actions show she’s more interested in serving the interests of DC liberals than hardworking Missouri families. Senator McCaskill has fallen right in line with her far-left Democratic colleagues and voted against the Republican tax bill in committee. She’s done this even though Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Poll has noted that the Republican tax reform bill is “extremely popular in pockets of the country where huge numbers of voters support President Donald Trump.”
Sadly, Senator McCaskill’s opposition to common-sense tax reform is nothing new. Her tenure in the Senate shows she’s a tax-and-spend liberal who believes the federal government needs to take more money from families. The National Taxpayers Union gave McCaskill an F in their most recent grading that determines how friendly members of Congress are to taxpayers.
Additionally, in 2012 McCaskill voted for higher taxes on the middle class when an amendment came forward that would extend tax cuts for all income levels. She’s also taken multiple votes against repealing the death tax, and she voted in support of raising the tax rate on capital gains several times.
Unfortunately for Missourians, Senator McCaskill’s record as a tax-and-spend liberal isn’t just limited to the U.S. Senate. Going back to 2002, McCaskill was a supporter of one of the largest tax increases in Missouri’s history. The plan, which went to the ballot as Prop B, called for a $511 million tax hike and a McCaskill spokeswoman said she supported the proposition. Like today, McCaskill was out-of-touch with Missourians and more than 70% of Missourians voted against it.
Last year, Missouri gave President Trump a significant 19-point victory because they knew he’d put forward a tax plan that puts more money in the pockets of Missouri