Sanders Says Obama Plan ‘Moves Us in the Right Direction’

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 18 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s proposals to raise taxes on the wealthiest taxpayers and the largest financial firms and cut taxes for working families:

“At a time of obscene levels of income and wealth inequality, President Obama's plan moves us in the right direction. I look forward to working with the administration to adopt a tax system that eliminates unfair tax loopholes that only benefit the wealthiest people and largest corporations and to increase the take-home pay of working Americans.”