Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are walking back a big promise about the GOP tax plan

Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that their respective tax plans would lead to a tax cut for every middle-class family. Independent...

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  • Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that their respective tax plans would lead to a tax cut for every middle-class family.
  • Independent analyses have cast doubt on those assertions.
  • Both have now said they misspoke when saying every family would get a cut.

In recent days, both Republican congressional leaders have claimed their respective versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would lower the tax bills of every middle-class American family. Now they're walking back that claim.

"So according to the Joint Committee on Taxation — which is the…

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