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The Tax Scam Will Cost House Republicans Their Majority

The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of


The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reaction to the Republican tax bill that just passed the House:

"House Republicans just jammed through a historically unpopular tax bill that enriches their wealthy donors at the American people's expense. Every Republican will be held to account, regardless of if they voted for the bill or were given permission to vote no.

Next November, they will rue this day when voters express their wrath at the polls. Dozens of House Republicans, including Reps. Steve Knight (CA-25), Darrell Issa (CA-49), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Mimi Walters (CA-45), and Barbara Comstock (VA-10), should expect to lose their seats.

If rank and file Republicans go along with Speaker Paul Ryan's plan to follow up the tax scam with an attack on Medicare and Medicaid, they will fail. The only thing they will succeed at is making the bloodbath they will face next November even worse."

Social Security Works' mission is to: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations; Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security; and Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.