November 6, 2017/Press Releases

Massachusetts Democrats Urge Governor Baker To Contact Speaker Ryan


Monday, November 6, 2017


Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, (617) 939-0808


Massachusetts Democrats Urge Governor Baker To Contact Speaker Ryan

Devastating Impact of Republican Tax Plan on Massachusetts Demands Action

(BOSTON) – In response to the growing chorus of alarm about the massive tax cut plan now being developed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford today called on Governor Baker to expend some of his political capital and contact Speaker Paul Ryan directly on behalf of the people of Massachusetts:

“The Republican tax cut plan has drawn a target on the backs of middle class families in Massachusetts and Governor Baker needs do more than ‘voice his concern.’ First, they were going after our 401Ks, then it was our mortgage deduction, and now they’re going after the Affordable Care Act.

“We are calling on Governor Baker to join our congressional delegation in actively fighting against this plan. We need more than the usual anemic response from the Governor. It’s time he tell Speaker Ryan, in no uncertain terms, that Massachusetts families will be devastated by this plan and that Massachusetts won’t stand for it.”