Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and HUD Secretary Ben Carson are trending on Twitter this afternoon after both were the lone two African-Americans in a sea of Republicans standing behind Donald Trump at his White House victory ceremony for the GOP tax bill.
Scott, who has been working on the tax bill for the past year, was strategically placed front and center next to Trump and was even given a slot in the program to make a speech.
— Ceasar Manuel (@BXToDaHeart) December 20, 2017
He got choked up, thanking Trump for passing legislation he says will help many achieve the “American Dream.”
“Well, Mr. President, during one of those conversations that we had where we talked about ways to improve distressed communities throughout this country,” Scott said. “52 million persons living in distressed communities, and we talked about legislation that could move those communities said yes. And, as part of this tax reform package, the investing and opportunity act has been included, which will bring trillions of dollars into poor communities because of your willingness to listen.”
He went on to single out how the tax plan would help single mothers.
“This tax reform plan delivers for the average single mother a 70 percent tax cut. For the average family who is working paycheck to paycheck, looking for ways to be hopeful about their future to have an extra night for dinner out at a restaurant, this tax reform package cuts their taxes by nearly 60 percent,” Scott explained.
This is a plan we can be proud of because it speaks to the hearts of everyday, hardworking Americans! And I am proud to say that our #TaxReform package includes my bipartisan #IIOA, which will help distressed communities all over the country. Today is a great day. pic.twitter.com/gWVuhqsUKl
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 20, 2017
Then Scott gave a shout out to Ivanka Trump and Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah for their effort in increasing the child tax credit.
“And because of folks like Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump, when you think about kids in the house, this doubles the child tax credit and makes about 70% of this refundable.”
I grew up in a single-parent household, w/ a mom who worked 16 hours a day I know what it feels like to live paycheck to paycheck. I know what it feels like when you’re hopeless. I can relate, and I feel your pain. I see you. We see you. #TaxReform
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 1, 2017
In conclusion, Scott said: “This is a plan we can be proud of because it speaks to the hearts of everyday Americans.”
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