WASHINGTON - Congress is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on a $1.5-trillion package of tax cuts, mostly for corporations and wealthy individuals, that would saddle our children with unconscionable debt and expose irreplaceable Arctic wilderness to industrial ruin for the sake of oil and gas profits.
Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh made the following statement, taken from a blog that can be found here:
"This is fraud. It robs our kids and raids our lands for two things we can’t afford: tax cuts for the rich and dirty fuels that imperil the planet.
"No one who cares about the pursuit of equity, justice and opportunity at the heart of the American promise can in good faith support this scam. That’s why Republicans are scrambling to vote on the bill before the country figures out what’s in it.
"It’s a perfect scandal that should be rejected outright.”
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