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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Trump Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the tax plan announced today by the Trump administration and GOP congressional leaders:

“This tax plan will be a slow-motion disaster that hurts our country for years to come. It is deeply irresponsible to let even a penny more in tax cuts go to the wealthy and corporations, while working people are barely keeping their heads above water, our roads and bridges are crumbling, our children face steep inequalities, and our seniors struggle to retire with dignity.

“Our nation faces challenges that are not shared equally. The super-wealthy and corporations can and must shoulder their fair share of the burden. The plan announced today will further rig the system against working families and our communities by strip-mining the public services we all rely on. We cannot continue to put the interests of the rich and powerful before the interests of our country.”

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