For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Trump Tax Plan


AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed tax plan:

“People voted for Donald Trump because they hoped he’d do things differently, putting the concerns of working people first. But the only thing different about his tax plan is the enormous handouts to corporations, the wealthy and the well-connected.

“Compared to the windfall for millionaires, billionaires and corporations, this plan offers precious little to those who have been forgotten, to the working families who are the backbone of our economy. It is time for the President to walk the walk and make good on his promises to the American people. Enough of the same old recycled trickle-down schemes that voters have consistently rejected.

“We need a tax policy where everyone pays their share, closing loopholes and raising the revenues necessary to invest in communities and create jobs. We need a tax policy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”