During a meeting with
"I think the contrast in this campaign is as clear as can be," he said.
"One of the reasons I opposed the tax cut last December is it was a huge missed opportunity for the middle class," he said.
He said the "massive corporate (tax) cut" boosted the nation's long-term debt by
"This shouldn't surprise anyone. This is the Ryan budget cuts for years now," Casey said, referring to House Speaker
The tax cut trimmed corporate taxes to 21 percent from 35 percent, but a cut to 25 or 26 percent could have saved billions of dollars for increased child and earned income tax credits that could lift millions of Americans out of poverty.
"If we did that, every American would benefit," Casey said. "Those kids would grow up to have higher skills. They would be healthier and they would contribute more to the country by doing that."
The cut also reduced the money available for fixing roads and bridges and expanding broadband internet to 471,000 rural Pennsylvanian residents who lack access to it, he said.
"We had a major moment, because it was such a big bill, to do something about it and
Casey praised President
"I don't know why we can't develop a bipartisan trade policy first," he said.
The policy would require protections for organized labor and the environment in countries that want to trade with
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