San­ders State­ment on House Pas­sage of Tax Break For Su­per Rich

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Burling­ton, VT

Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment last week af­ter the House voted 240-179 to pro­vide $269 bil­lion in tax breaks for the fam­i­lies of the wealth­i­est 0.2 per­cent of Amer­i­cans.

“At a time of in­creas­ing in­equal­ity, it is be­yond be­lief that Congress would pro­vide hun­dreds of bil­lions of dol­lars in tax breaks to a hand­ful of mil­lion­aire and bil­lion­aire fam­i­lies.

“In­cred­i­bly, not only are the Repub­li­cans giv­ing huge tax breaks to peo­ple who need it the least, they are si­mul­ta­ne­ously rais­ing taxes on work­ing fam­i­lies by end­ing earned-in­come and chil­dren’s tax cred­its that ben­e­fit 13 mil­lion Amer­i­cans.”

Af­tera meet­ing on April 9th of the ad­min­is­tra­tive mem­bers of the Fed­er­a­tion Que­be­coise des mu­nic­i­palites (FQM), its mem­bers unan­i­mously de­nounced what they con­sid­ered to be the “con­fu­sion cre­ated by the gov­ern­ment.”

“There is con­fu­sion in the Que­bec gov­ern­ment. On ev­ery door that we knock on, each min­istry that we con­sult, we per­ceive a dis­qui­et­ing ab­sence of a game plan,” said

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