The push to reform the nation’s tax system has kicked into high-gear as Republican lawmakers look to deliver on a major piece of legislation before the new year.
In the increasingly competitive Senate race in Wisconsin, challenger Kevin Nicholson has staked out a position far different than the incumbent he’s looking to replace, Tammy Baldwin.
Nicholson has shown his support for the proposed tax reform plans, saying that the current tax system “too complex, and too costly.”
America’s tax system is too complex and too costly. We are in desperate need of a tax overhaul. #TaxReform #WISen #WIRight pic.twitter.com/oI6zRS4dL5
— Kevin Nicholson (@KevinMNicholson) November 2, 2017
He’s also called out Tammy Baldwin for not supporting tax reform, and has even started labeling her as “Tax Hiking Tammy.”
“Tammy Baldwin doesn’t support tax reform. Wisconsin simply can’t afford #TaxHikingTammy to represent our best interests,” Nicholson said in another tweet this week.
Baldwin has taken the argument that most other Democrats have started to use, calling the tax reform package a tax break for the richest 1% of Americans.
Baldwin has tried to introduce her own legislation with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), saying that she wants to reduce taxes on the middle class.
Nicholson, however, is calling hypocrisy, saying that Baldwin can’t possibly want to reduce taxes when she supports Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) drive to implement a single-payer health care system.
We need to #TossOutTammy next year bc @TammyBaldwin wants government run healthcare and she wants to block tax reform. #WISen #WIRight
— Kevin Nicholson (@KevinMNicholson) November 8, 2017
The Senate race in Wisconsin is expected to be extremely competitive, as Baldwin is one of the ten Democratic senators who has to defend a seat in a state that President Trump won.
Despite being just under a year away from the election, supporters of both Nicholson and Baldwin have already started airing tv and radio ads across Wisconsin.