The president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association slammed the U.S. Congressional Republican tax plan last week that gives millionaires and corporations lavish tax breaks but hurts working families.

OSCEA President Chris Mabe called the GOP proposal being pushed by the Trump Administration a dangerous plan that doubles down on the same policies that have only helped the rich and powerful grow more rich and powerful, and failed the rest of us for decades.

“The tax plan released by congressional leaders today will hurt the communities that public employees, including our members, work around the clock to keep safe, healthy and strong,” Mabe said. “Working families are already struggling, while the super wealthy and corporations rig the rules to their own benefit.”

Now Congress will use partisan games to force cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other vital programs to pay for more tax cuts to millionaires and big corporations who already avoid paying their fair share, he said.

“The same working families Congress and the president promised to help are picking up the tab again. Under their plan, the tax breaks being eliminated are those that benefit working families,” he said. “In fact, many middle class families, including in our union, would see their taxes go up. This is because their plan would eliminate popular deductions such as student loan interest payments, as well as the deduction for state and local income or sales taxes.”

OCSEA represents approximately 30,000 state and local government employees who work in a wide range of security, regulatory, administrative, direct care, maintenance, customer service and other positions.

 
  • Red Rover

    Can we get something more than superficial talking points in the debate? Is the sum of those tax credits greater than the increases that are being made to the standard deduction and child/dependent credits? If not then your taxes are likely to go DOWN, depending on which of the remaining income brackets you fit into. I actually think that the income tax changes will give back money to most people. Where the GOP is going to show their true face and give with one hand and take away with another is to cut social programs to help pay for the amount they’re adding to the deficit. They’re setting up another budget showdown.

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