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Ohio Senators see Senate tax reform bill differently

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One of the big topics that is covered in the bill is tax cuts for the middle class. One of the big topics that is covered in the bill is tax cuts for the middle class.

The Senate tax bill was released on the 9th of November, reflecting some of the same cuts and changes that were highlighted in the House of Representatives version of the bill that was released one week earlier, though some of the details in the bill are still under discussion.

One of the big topics that is covered in the bill is tax cuts for the middle class, and Ohio Senator Rob Portman, who is in favor of the bill, says that those cuts can make a big difference in some people's lives.

"The middle-class tax cut alone provides, on average, $1,458 for everything - that’s a median family income family," said Sen. Portman.  "Someone in the hall asked me, $1,500 bucks a family, what does that matter? - well, it matters a lot if you’re living paycheck to paycheck, and maybe you're not, but a lot of people are who I represent, and that 1$,500 is something that will help them to be able to make ends meet."

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown isn't so sure that those cuts will help the middle class as much as helping those at the top of the income ladder.

"The bill that Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan put out has tax cuts for the top, for the wealthiest people in the country, and then maybe it will trickle down," said Sen. Brown.  "When you grow the economy from from the middle out, not the top down, it’ll pass that kind of tax bill, and the rich will get richer, powerful become more powerful, and the middle class will shrink - and that’s just simply not good for our country."

Senate is working to finish and vote on the tax reform bill by the deadline that President Trump has set by the end of November.

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