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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

The Republican Tax Plan

January 16, 2018
Louise Line
December 4, 2017
Senate Conservatives passed what I think is a disastrous tax proposal that will be nothing but a giveaway to the rich and powerful. I believe this bill is dangerous and will wreak havoc for middle-class families, students and teachers, veterans, and millions more. Despite promises to the contrary, it’s clearer than ever that this legislation is a scam that will raise taxes on tens of millions of middle class families in order to hand deficit-exploding giveaways to the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas. Here’s what you need to know:
This isn’t the first time America has tried trickle-down economics. It didn’t work under President Reagan. It didn’t work under President Bush. And it certainly didn’t work in Kansas. There is a word for doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result: insanity.
In my opinion, this bill is a reckless move that will hurt hard-working families, put our nation further in debt, and harm economic growth. This process isn’t over yet. House and Senate Republicans will come together to iron out differences between their bills. I will continue to raise my voice in opposition to this plan, because I believe that Monroe County families deserve better.