Magazine article Screen International

Writers Guild Calls US Tax Bill ‘a Disaster’

Magazine article Screen International

Writers Guild Calls US Tax Bill ‘a Disaster’

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MPAA hails legislation; says it will enhance US competitiveness.

The Writers Guild of America West issued a strong statement on Wednesday (December 20) opposing the passage of the GOP’s tax bill in the US.

Both houses of Congress approved what is being called the most extensive revision of the tax code in decades that marks the first major piece of legislation by president Trump in his first year in office.

The bill cuts taxes on corporations and the rich and has been branded “government for sale” by the Democrats.

“The tax bill is a disaster,” the Guild said. “The fundamental problem faced by America is that for 40 years our economy has become increasingly tilted toward inequality and the disappearance of the middle class. …

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