House Speaker Paul Ryan backed off his promise that everyone would get a tax cut in the GOP’s overhaul plan, as nonpartisan analyses showed that some people would pay more.
“At every income level, there is a tax cut for the average family,” Ryan said in a statement Thursday, citing a study by the Joint Committee on Taxation.
This is different from his response in a radio interview Wednesday. “So actually, even though there’s a lot of false information out there, everybody gets a tax cut,” Ryan told Brian Kilmeade of Fox News. “The Joint Committee on Taxation that runs the numbers for us, that runs the numbers for Congress, says everybody gets a tax cut, everyone gets the tax cut.”