In response to the passage of the tax bill, Laura Kennedy, The Arc New York's President, stated: "The tax bill that just passed Congress represents a complete disregard for any semblance of justice or equity for all but the most powerful and wealthy Americans. The Republican-led Congress and the President have removed any pretense of concern for vulnerable persons, including the poor, the needy, and people with disabilities. This $1.5 trillion giveaway to those who need it least will pave the way for unprecedented cutbacks of key safety net programs, including Medicaid. We must do everything we can to advocate and fight against this injustice as voters and citizens. No one, not families, friends, our neighbors, or communities can, in good conscience, stand on the sidelines now."