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Politico| Wed Sep 13 08:34:49 EDT 2017
"With all due respect to the president, a tax cut, particularly one for the very wealthy, is not going to help Florida or Texas rebuild from these storms," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday previewed what could become a core element of Democratic opposition to a GOP tax bill: that the mounting recovery bills from back-to-back Gulf Coast hurricanes make any deficit-financed tax cuts unacceptable. After President Donald Trump seized on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to call for quick congressional action on tax cuts, Schumer delivered a brushback to the White House he struck a surprising fiscal deal with..

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