Sara Lonardo,, 202-730-7162

Issued November 02, 2017

SEIU’s Henry: GOP tax bill is a massive tax cut for millionaires and corporations

WASHINGTON—SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement after House Republicans introduced a tax bill that gives tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations at the expense of working families.

“This proposal is disastrous for working people. History has shown us that these types of tax breaks never ‘trickle down’ to working people and will result in cuts to healthcare, education and other programs our communities depend on. If passed, these tax cuts would give millionaires and corporations a reason to celebrate but would hurt working Americans who are trying put food on the table, start their first businesses, send their children to college, save for their retirement and buy homes.”

“No matter how the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders try to spin these tax provisions, they are just wrong for working families as well as state and local governments, which will likely be forced to cut critical healthcare, education and infrastructure programs and eliminate good jobs. President Trump and Republican leaders have wasted yet another opportunity to support job creation across our country.”

“Working people are not fooled by these bait and switch tax provisions. SEIU members and our allies will fight back against these efforts, just as we have impeded attacks on our healthcare. Union members and other working people are fed up with self-interested politicians trying to rig the system for big corporations and billionaires. We will make sure that the voices of working families are heard on this issue."