By Connor Beach
Dozens of protesters gathered Wednesday night in the park on the corner of Main Street and Park Avenue in Huntington to protest the recent Republican tax bill.
The House of Representatives' version of the tax bill was approved two weeks ago, and the Senate, which voted to bring the bill to the floor for debate, will soon have its say following discussion and any potential changes to the bill.
According to reports, GOP leaders hope to bring the bill up for a vote by Friday.
One of the organizers of the protest in Huntington was Dr. Eve Krief, of Action Together Long Island, who said the tax cuts would hurt the middle class.
“We think it’s ironic that they are doing this now, in the season of giving, and we wanted to point out the irony right in front of the town holiday display,” Krief said.
Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer (D-Centerport) led protesters in tax-themed holiday “carols,” including “Tax Scam Bill” set to the tune of “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You A Corporate Tax Break” to the tune of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”
Spencer said, “The proposed loss of state and local tax deductions and reduction of the mortgage tax deduction will place an unfair burden on our middle class families.”