Letter: Stand up for American workers

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The new proposed tax cut is nothing new. It is the same old trickle-down economics that I experienced as a young working student and mom under Reagan. The plan is being promoted as a wonderful thing for middle-class workers but in fact most will gain little after deductions are removed.

The proposed tax overhaul is a gift to the corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent of our citizens, including the president and the many millionaire members of Congress. Republicans continue to lie to the American people. Corporations will continue to export their jobs to slave economies and move their headquarters to tax-free countries and will pay no penalty for their economic acts of treason against our country.

I would support tax breaks for any corporation or business that does the following: raises their wages to a minimum of $15 per hour; creates permanent jobs that are destined to remain in the United States; and does not use H-2B visas for non-agricultural positions (like our current president, who just applied for 70 additional visas for his resort in Florida).

Ask your Congress members to stand up for the American worker.