The government programs we value — safe food and water, well-functioning roads and energy infrastructure, public safety, good schools and a healthy environment — cannot survive without tax dollars to fund them. And no amount of squeezing the programs that provide critical support to those in need is going to cover those costs. Our upside-down tax system over-rewards the rich, penalizes the working poor and starves the government coffers.
Congress, now joined by President Trump, has ensured that we are leaving people hungrier, sicker, closer to homelessness and less able to move up the economic ladder. Is taking a pound of flesh from the vulnerable really what we envision for our country?