Call against the GOP tax scam.
Feeling the aftershocks of last night’s blow (read: victory for goodness and decency), Republicans in Congress are coming together today to scam the American people… seriously. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to call your members of Congress and then hit the streets to voice your opposition to the GOP tax “plan,” which really only benefits corporations and the wealthy.
If you’re just tuning in, let us bring you up to speed on this GOP tax reform scheme: This fall, both the House and Senate passed equally terrible tax reform bills. The House bill would reduce tax benefits for low income families, teachers, and graduate students, and actually raise taxes on many in the middle class, while eliminating the estate tax — effectively lowering taxes on the Richie richest. The House bill also included a sneaky little piece threatening abortion rights by creating a tax benefit for “the unborn.” The Senate bill slashes corporate tax rates, and targets part of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). According to the Congressional Budget Office, this tax bill would result in 13 million people losing their health insurance coverage over the next ten years.
In short: this GOP tax scheme is a scam on most Americans, while allowing the wealthiest to keep building their wealth.
Now that different bills have passed out of the House and Senate, a “conference committee” of a smaller number of members must come together to work out the details and agree on a final bill. This committee is meeting publicly today for the first time. Due to this long and convoluted process, (and frankly all of the news that comes out every g-d day,) it’s easy to tune it all out — but don’t let 45 manipulate you with “alternative facts.” This plan is bad news. Call your Representative and Senators today and urge them to put a stop to this GOP tax scam.
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Ready to do more to show your disapproval of the GOP tax scheme? If you’re in D.C., check out the People's Rally Against the GOP Tax Scam at 1PM today. Use social media to raise awareness with #GOPtaxScam. Calculate how this will affect you specifically and then share that information with your peers.
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