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Letters: Congressional Republicans’ tax package will help corporations

Re “As GOPers call out Trump, a fractured Republican party struggles to get anything done” (sacbee.com, Oct. 30): The Republican tax cut proposal will advantage corporations, with the expectation that businesses will hire people. If companies use their tax savings for investment, they will not be targeting human job growth. Automation accounts for most American job losses. The National Bureau of Economic Research estimated that from 1990 to 2007, each new industrial robot displaced five human workers in the U.S., and robots become more affordable every day. For our work force to be prepared for the more sophisticated jobs of the future, the middle class must have access to education and technical training. This education will cost money. The middle class should not quietly settle for the minuscule Republican tax cut proposed for them. We must remind our Congressional representatives that these are the key to middle class survival.

Kathryn Lewis, Sacramento

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