Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Pay the Price

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Pay the Price

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I am angry, appalled and fearful for the future now that both houses of Congress have passed tax bills designed to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

No matter how many times congressional Republicans insist that this is a "tax cut for the middle class," it is not. It will benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle- and working-class Americans. No matter how many times they claim that these tax cuts will "turbo-charge" economic growth and raise wages for American workers, there is zero evidence that this rosy scenario will happen, and plenty of evidence that the most likely outcomes will be $1.5 trillion added to the federal deficit, health insurance made unaffordable for millions of Americans, and the creation of a new class based on inherited wealth. …

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