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GOP’s Reverse Robin Hood

Posted 12/22/17

Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen said during a union rally Dec. 19 that the tax plan produced by Republican leaders in Congress in tandem with President Trump amounted to “a war on working people, sick people, young people, people of color, New York City, New York State…”

A strong case could be made on every count of her rhetorical indictment. But it might be even more apt to describe what happened as a coup, engineered by a political party that is both in thrall to and operates in fear of its wealthy backers.

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