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Letter To Editor : We Must Fight Against The Republican Tax Scam

Dear Editor,
Republicans are launching their hardest assault yet on working families across the country, financing a staggering $5.5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of the middle class. The Republican tax bill rewards the wealthy with passive incomes, and punishes people who actually work for a living. Critically, our way of life as Long Islanders will end as we know it with the Republican elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

We need our representatives in New York to not only stand up to these dramatic tax increases on New Yorkers, but to lead on this issue. New Yorkers stand to lose $72 billion on top of the $48 billion we already pay to the federal government above and beyond what we get back from Washington. I call on Representative Lee Zeldin to stand up for the constituents in this district and lead the fight to protect workers against not only the elimination of the SALT deduction, but against all tax increases on the middle class, and all tax cuts for the wealthy. Republicans have an opportunity for the first time in a generation to dramatically redistribute wealth from the middle class to the wealthy, and they will do everything they can to push their agenda while they are in power.

We must make it clear to Lee Zeldin that we will not stand for this shameful bill, and that he will be held accountable for his party’s relentless assault on the middle class.


Vivian Viloria Fisher 
Vivian Viloria Fisher (D-Setauket) is a candidate for congress in New York’s first congressional district. 


Reader Comments (1)

You obviously have not been paying attention.

Congressman Zeldin has strongly and repeatedly spoken out against
AND VOTED against the current bill.
Tue, November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJim Andersen

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