Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel L. Groen issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s speech on taxes in Harrisburg:
“As has become a pattern by the president, his rhetoric does not equate to reality. Since day one of his presidency, Donald Trump has put special interests ahead of the middle and working class. Trump stacked his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires who oppose raising the minimum wage, funding public education, regulating Wall Street, and other policies that would help the working people of Pennsylvania. Why would we expect his tax plan to be any different?
“The proposed legislation helps only those at the very top. Any real benefits to people below that are either marginal or non-existent. Many will see their taxes actually increase because they lose deductions on real estate taxes and state income taxes. The deceit has to stop.
“This is not what the people of Pennsylvania want or deserve. As Democrats, we are committed to finding real tax savings for those who need the help. Republicans in Washington and in Harrisburg need to work with Democrats to pass fair tax plans that will help grow the middle class and protect American workers. The American people deserve better.”