““The hard right wants to undermine health care, they want the tax code rigged for them and their corporate buddies and we’re not going to let them do that,” said Casey. “There’s a real urgency for change and people don’t want to stay on this track where you have members of Congress voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, rip away the protections of Medicaid and have a right-wing agenda on tax policy, on health care and the budget.
Casey was referring to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which was signed into law by President Donald Trump on a near-partisan basis by both chambers of Congress in the fall that reformed the tax rate for corporations and higher-earning individuals. The bill may increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years, which could be paid for by putting a cap on the federal government’s share to Medicaid programs.
Flanked by Democrats of local and state leadership, and candidate for the 5th Congressional District and the special election for the 7th Congressional District seats Mary Gay Scanlon, Casey met with residents and local business leaders to discuss key campaign issues to see the economic prosperity occurring on Church Lane in the borough.”