Sanders Statement on House Passage of Tax Break For Super Rich

WASHINGTON, April 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the House voted 240-179 to provide $269 billion in tax breaks for the families of the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans.

“At a time of increasing inequality, it is beyond belief that Congress would provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to a handful of millionaire and billionaire families.

“Incredibly, not only are the Republicans giving huge tax breaks to people who need it the least, they are simultaneously raising taxes on working families by ending earned-income and children’s tax credits that benefit 13 million Americans.”