Clyburn: ‘We Can’t Worry About’ a Tax Break For Working People

Clyburn: ‘We Can’t Worry About’ a Tax Break For Working People

August 18, 2020

Friday on Fox News Channel’s Cavuto, Rep. James Clyburn spoke out against a payroll tax cut proposed by the Trump administration, even though he supported payroll tax cuts under former President Barack Obama.

Asked by host Neil Cavuto why he’s blocking Trump’s offer to get aid to people right away, Clyburn said, “Well, I wish we had done more to block that unheard-of tax cut that was supposed to trickle down and make the economy better. Did it do that? No.”

Clyburn claimed that “the people that I represent… were not doing well before this virus. And they’re doing worse as a result of this virus.” He said he judges the health of the economy not by what’s happening on Wall Street, but “by what’s happening on Main Street, and, in some of these communities, backstreet. If they aren’t doing good, then I’m not doing good.”

“So, we can’t worry about giving a payroll tax to people who are working, when you have got people in hospital beds.” he added. Translation: I’ll throw my constituents under the bus before I let Trump help the economy.

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