Senator Debbie Stabenow has yet to get on board with the Republican tax bill despite the fact that it includes provisions to increase the child tax credit and eliminate the alternative minimum tax—principles the senator has previously supported:
· In 2003, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Said That Democrats And Republicans Should "Come Together" On Things Like Increasing The Child Tax Credit. SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): "We can come together on things such as eliminating the marriage tax penalty, and increasing the Child Credit, and helping small businesses." (Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Remarks On The Senate Floor , Washington D.C., 1/14/03)
·In 2007, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Stated That The Alternative Minimum Tax Was "Creeping Up And Hitting Middle-Income People." SEN DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): "And we start by saying the alternative minimum tax, which is creeping up and hitting middle-income people, should be changed, so it doesn't become the alternative middle-class tax. And we are very focused on making sure the other parts of the tax code that are important to families remain in place and that we in fact are giving middle-class tax cuts." (Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Remarks On The Senate Floor , Washington, D.C., 3/20/07)
Democrats’ blatant hypocrisy shines a spotlight on their unwillingness to work with Republicans on tax reform that they once believed would benefit the middle class and Americans of all stripes.