|The House of Representatives has just passed its tax bill — giving billions in handouts to the 1% and mega-corporations, paid for by millions of American families.
And now the Senate’s version of the bill is moving at lightning speed, with a provision that will destroy Obamacare hidden in the fine print.
If this bill gets through the Senate and to Donald Trump’s desk, the consequences will be disastrous. Millions will lose health care. Education, infrastructure, and other services will suffer deep cuts. Middle-class families will see their taxes skyrocket. And all the work we did to defeat Trumpcare will be lost.
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Before the Affordable Care Act provision was added, the Trump-GOP tax scam was bad enough. Massive tax cuts for the super wealthy. Tax incentives for corporations that shifted their profits offshore. Repeal of the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, allowing the 1% to consolidate America’s wealth at the top even more than it already is.(1)
But now the Senate has added a provision repealing the individual insurance mandate to their version of the Trump-GOP tax bill. Without the mandate, fewer healthy people will sign up for insurance, and the Obamacare marketplace will go into a death spiral.(2)
Republicans aren’t even pretending anymore that this tax bill is for the good of the people at large. Only 1 in 3 Americans support this disastrous tax scam on the people.(3) And just as few support the Obamacare repeal — which is why it was shut down last summer.(4) But the Senate is pushing ahead anyway.
The GOP seems to have given up entirely on serving its constituency and is solely focused on one master — its deep-pocket donors. The billionaire GOP-supporting Koch brothers have made no secret that they are insisting these tax cuts happen, and they’re not alone.(5) One House Republican admitted that his donors told him, “Get [the bill] done or don’t ever call me again.”(6)
That’s why it’s so important that we band together and fight to stop this awful bill from passing. We need to stand up to the 1% and reclaim our democracy for us all. We need to stop the giveaway to the super wealthy. We need to save Obamacare. But we’re running out of time.
Yours in the fight,
William, along with Annie, Brenna, Caitlin, Eddie, Emma, Lindsay, Mahdi, Mary, MJ, Molly, Raquel, Scottie, Susannah, and Tim (the Courage team)
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