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From Shutdown to Tax Scam, Trump Betrays American Workers

Jan 29, 2019

On the Heels of $11 Billion Government Shutdown, New Survey Shows $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut Isn’t Helping Workers


President Trump’s unprecedented 35 day government shutdown cost the U.S. economy an estimated $11 billion, $3 billion of which experts say is
permanently lost. Now, as federal workers continue to struggle as a result of delayed paychecks or paychecks that may never be recovered, a new survey shows yet another betrayal of American workers: Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax scam law has had no major impact on business’ hiring plans.

As CNN reports, the survey results are “the latest sign that the tax law has so far failed to live up to the hype, especially given the enormous price tag.”

Meanwhile, as workers and families in Lordstown, Ohio and the Mahoning Valley know, Trump’s massive corporate tax cuts have failed to protect American jobs. After receiving a $157 million tax windfall from President Trump and congressional Republicans, General Motors announced that it will eliminate more than 1,400 Ohio jobs this year.

“President Trump has failed to deliver on his promises to workers, and ultimately it’s Ohio workers, families, and communities who are paying the price,” said For Our Future Ohio Action Fund spokesperson Daniel van Hoogstraten. “Trump’s false jobs prophecies are little comfort to the thousands of Ohioans who are feeling real hurt as a result of the administration’s actions.”

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