The GOP tax scam is a disaster for working people, and Congress plans to vote on the bill this week. We need to take action now to stop this attempt to pass huge tax breaks for major corporations, Wall Street, and the richest 1%.
Call (to be connected with your local member of congress and urge them to vote against this horrible bill.
GOP lawmakers claim that tax breaks for the wealthy will stimulate job growth. But study after study has shown that this trickle down approach to jobs doesn’t work, and further threatens to strip away funding for critical services.
In reality, this bill is a job killer that provides huge incentives for companies that outsource good-paying American jobs. As many as 40 million working families will actually see their taxes increase, while 45% of benefits in the bill will go directly to individuals making more than $500,000.
Cuts to essential programs like Medicare and Medicaid mean that the eligibility age for Medicare will raise to 67 — putting retirees at risk. The bill even allows corporations to deduct payments for their lawyers to fight unions, but removes a provision allowing union members to deduct their own dues.
Eliminating the deductions for natural disasters and high out-of-pocket medical expenses would especially hurt Floridians. As the state with one of the highest rates of uninsured residents and an increasing yearly threat of dangerous hurricanes, Florida’s already struggling families would face a greater chance of financial ruin if this bad bill passes.
Working people fighting back is what stopped Trumpcare, and we can do it again. Take action now by calling (844) 899-9913. Tell your local member of congress to stand with workers and reject this tax scheme that further lines the pockets of our nation’s rich and powerful.