UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY ON MOORE V. US: “WHILE THE RICH & POWERFUL VIE FOR MORE WEALTH AND POWER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PAY THE PRICE”
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. U.S, a case that could throw our entire tax system into chaos and could cost the government hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. In response, Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement:
“In a moment when the Supreme Court’s legitimacy remains in crisis and the calls for transparency and accountability grow more urgent, the Supreme Court continues to make its way through a docket of cases poised to help the ultra-rich get even richer at the expense of the American people.
Moore v. U.S. should never have made it before the Supreme Court. That it has — at the urging of legal organizations with close ties to Federalist Society leader Leonard Leo and billionaires Harlan Crow and Paul Singer, and with the legal representation of David Rivkin, Jr., who is working to deny Congress’ judicial oversight authority — only further demonstrates how extreme the power-grabbing judiciary has become in service of its wealthy benefactors.
These extremists are attempting to give the wealthy yet another free pass over the unified voices of advocates, leaders, and states across the political spectrum. It is clear: this is not a partisan issue. At odds here is not a conservative vs. liberal vision of the tax code or even of the Constitution; but rather of major multinational corporations vs. small businesses, our families, and our communities. The impact of this decision could create years of tax uncertainty for small businesses and threaten the existence of services people across the country rely on.
The Supreme Court must reject the unfounded and aggressive arguments brought by the Moores. Congress must continue its effort to uncover the truth of how the Supreme Court was captured and then commit to fixing the broken Court to ensure we, the people, no longer pay the price.”