For Immediate Release
December 20, 2017
Contact: Melanie Conklin608-260-2409

Response to Passage of the GOP Tax Plan

The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning on the passage of the final version of the GOP tax plan.

"The Republican tax bill is neither fair nor simple.

"Instead, Republicans pieced together a monstrous bill that rips health care from people to give more wealth to mega corporations and billionaires, all while exploding the deficit which they will later use to justify draconian cuts to services people rely on.

"This bill will divide and weaken us as it further widens the already alarming inequalities in America. Republicans also failed our responsible businesses, small and large, that do right by their workers and keep great jobs here in America.

"It fails to provide needed relief to hard-working Americans that need a tax break.

"Today Republicans became the party of raising taxes on America’s middle class."

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