As Catholics, we stand up against President Trump and Speaker Ryan's tax plan that will benefit the wealthy at the expense of working and poor Americans.
As written, this bill will raise income taxes on the working poor while simultaneously providing a large tax cut to the wealthy. Tax breaks for the financially secure, including millionaires and billionaires, should not be made possible by increased taxes to families struggling to meet their daily needs."
This is unconscionable, and that's why we call on the Members of the Conference Committee to reject this bill as written.
We stand with Pope Francis in his prayer: "I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor!" And we will work tirelessly to make that a reality in the United States.