For Immediate Release
Saturday, December 02, 2017
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Blasts Senate Tax PlanWASHINGTON —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate passing a tax plan that would slash taxes for the wealthy and powerful while hurting working families:
“Senators who voted for this tax plan just proved to their constituents once and for all that they are not on the side of working families. The bill represents a shameless giveaway to powerful corporate special interests at the expense of working people, seniors and children. This bill will advance a dangerous plan to force cuts to vital state and local public services and even to Medicare, Medicaid and public education.
“This is not tax reform. It is a jackpot for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and a disaster for the working people who drive our economy.”