STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on Obama Presidential Victory

Washington, D.C. — Today, Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the presidential election results:

This election offered a clear choice between an America that works for everyone, and a top-down America that works only for the wealthy few. The outcome was decisive: Voters chose an America where everyone pays their fair share, where we create shared prosperity by strengthening the middle class, and where we treat all people with dignity and respect. As we look forward to the critical issues Washington faces, this election was a decisive mandate for a fair tax system where the wealthy contribute to address our deficit challenges. No issue was more litigated in the campaign than a fairer tax system and Americans will expect real action on this and other important priorities.

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