GOP Tax Scam One of Largest Transfers Of Wealth In History, Opposed By Vast Majority of Americans, Paid For By Middle-Class


News from The Michigan Democratic Party

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Contact: Paul Kanan, 517.371.5410;

MDP Statement on Republican Tax Legislation

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement today, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, in response to the tax cuts given to corporations and the wealthy by Republicans in Congress:

Michigan Republicans just handed their filthy rich donors and corporate backers an early Christmas gift, paid for by Michigan’s middle class, children, and seniors. Instead of tax relief for the men and women who built our state and make it great, Republicans like Mike Bishop, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, Dave Trott, and Jack Bergman decided their big money backers deserve it more than Michigan’s middle class.

“The Republican Party mortgaged America’s future to benefit their ultra-wealthy financial supporters, and while they were at it, decided to put down as collateral the Social Security and Medicare that older Americans worked for their entire lives and depend on. This is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme to benefit billionaires like Betsy DeVos while punishing the very people that need help the most.”