National People's Action: Obama's Economic Proposal a Disaster for Low-income and Middle Class Americans

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2013
Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com

National People's Action: Obama's Economic Proposal a Disaster for Low-income and Middle Class Americans

Statement from NPA Policy Director Liz Ryan Murray:

“President Obama’s just announced economic 'grand bargain' proposal is a disaster for low-income and middle class Americans. It's clear from years of a tax system that's rigged in favor of corporations that the last thing we need is to allow corporations to pay less. They're already contributing less now than they have in 100 years.

Millions of Americans are drowning from years of dramatic cuts that have resulted in fewer jobs, less services, and dangerous crumbling infrastructure. This is no time for more corporate tax giveaways. While we applaud the President’s acknowledgement that we are facing a jobs emergency, we'll need much more than the few specific measures offered to truly address the future of work in this country, and rebuild our nation. We at National People’s Action call on the President to fight for tax reform that calls for corporations to pay their fair share.”

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National People's Action (NPA) is a network of grassroots organizations with a fierce reputation for direct action from across the country that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda. NPA has over 200 organizers working to unite everyday people in cities, towns, and rural communities throughout the United States through direct-action, house meetings and community organizing.