For Immediate Release
House Budget Vote Immoral Calamity
Americans for Tax Fairness Statement on House Budget Vote
WASHINGTON - "The Republicans in the House have just advanced an immoral tax plan that will have disastrous real-world consequences for many millions of Americans. They are now on the record in favor of cutting Medicaid by $1 TRILLION and Medicare by $500 BILLION in order to give tax cuts to corporations and millionaires. They are on the record in favor of jacking up the deficit by $1.5 TRILLION, highlighting their hypocrisy and endangering Social Security and other priorities for American families down the road. Meanwhile, millions of middle class families could actually end up paying MORE in taxes, while tax-dodging giant corporations and billionaires like Donald Trump get a windfall. It's a calamity of their own making, and voters will remember it. It's not too late for Congressional Republicans to reverse course, and it would be in their own best interest to do so." - Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director
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Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse campaign of more than 425 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This requires big corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, not to live by their own set of rules.