AFL-CIO: Working Families Reject Republican Tax Bill

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Reprinted from The AFL-CIO blog Now by Kenneth Quinnell on December 5, 2017.

Well after most of America went to bed on Friday, Senate Republicans passed a terrible tax bill that will have devastating effects on working families. In response to the Senate vote, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said:

The GOP tax bill that passed the Senate by one vote is nothing but an attack on America’s workers. We will pay more, corporations and billionaires will pay less. It’s a job killer. It gives billions of tax giveaways to big corporations that outsource jobs and profits.

President Trump said that he wanted to lower taxes for everyone as a Christmas gift to America, but this bill is simply a lump of coal to working families across the country. The only real gift is the major tax giveaways to Wall Street, big corporations and the super-rich, when what our country needs is investment in our schools and infrastructures that create jobs. …

AFL-CIO now 12/4

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