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For Immediate Release
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Legislation Will Be Repealed and Replaced With Era of Tax Justice

Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen


Repeal and replace. That's the mantra that will haunt the Republicans ramming through the monstrous tax bill plundering regular Americans and our commonwealth in order to give aid and comfort to multinational corporations and the superrich. This tax scam is an offense against democratic values, human decency, transparent and orderly process, justice, honest economics, the poor, solidarity and common sense.

Corporations crave certainty and stability. Well, here's fair warning that they should not make investment decisions based on this tax scam, which will be repealed in response to overwhelming demand from the American people.

And not just repealed. America needs tax justice in which corporations making record profits and the new robber barons accumulating such abundant wealth are forced to pay what they owe, and are made to pay a larger share of the nation's overall taxes. The public reaction to today's heinous tax bill will speed the day when that tax justice is realized.

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people - not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000 members and supporters throughout the country.

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