Trump tax bill 'one giant hit job' on New Jersey, Menendez says

Trump tax bill 'one giant hit job' on New Jersey, Menendez says


By:  Jonathan D. Salant
NJ.com

 

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday called the Senate Republican tax bill, which congressional scorekeepers said would raise taxes on those earning less than $75,000 a year, "one giant hit job" on the Garden State.

"I cannot and will not support a tax bill that reads like one giant hit job on New Jersey's middle class," Menendez said in a floor speech two hours before the Senate voted along party lines, 52-48, to begin debate on the Republican legislation.

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