Reckless, Irresponsible Bush Tax Cut Passes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2003

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Statement of Ralph G. Neas on Passage of Bush Tax Cut Plan

On Friday, May 23rd, the Senate passed a massive tax cut, primarily to benefit wealthy Americans. The House had already passed the measure, and President Bush is expected to sign it into law.

“The Administration is engaged in a cruel, cynical strategy to de-fund the federal government so that there is no money for public schools for children, health care for older Americans, and other vital services,” said Ralph G. Neas, President of People For the American Way. “This Administration is undermining the economy and sacrificing the future of American families in pursuit of a reckless and regressive agenda. When it becomes clear who wins and who loses, the American people will reject the architects of this unfair and irresponsible plan.”