For Immediate Release
Reaction to House GOP Vote to Raise Taxes on Middle Class Families
Americans For Tax Fairness Statement On Passage Of H.R. 1:
WASHINGTON - "227 House Republicans just voted to increase taxes on millions of working families and add trillions to the deficit, which will lead to deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and education. All to give massive tax cuts to corporations and millionaires. Unless you are wealthy, there is nothing in this bill to be thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches. Members of Congress will have a lot to answer for back home. This bill is an abomination.
--Frank Clemente, Executive Director, Americans for Tax Fairness
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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.