Call Republicans in Congress now and tell them to stop trying to scam middle-class Americans and pass a fair tax plan:
There’s no getting around just how bad this GOP tax scam is for most Americans. Here are the top four take-aways of where things stand:
#1 Republican senators didn’t even read the bill: Instead, they passed it under the cloak of darkness this past Saturday morning, after its pieces were being redrafted and edited hours before the vote. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker even hosted a late-night Facebook Live broadcast at his office in which he attempted to read the 500-page text, but couldn’t even get a quarter of the way through it before he was forced to return to the Senate floor.
#2 The GOP tax plan raises the deficit: Hardworking Americans woke up Saturday morning to a tax plan which raises our deficit by $1.4 trillion — to the benefit of big corporations and the 1%, and all at the expense of programs like CHIP that help children access health care, the G.I. Bill that helps veterans and their families get a college education, and other important programs that people count on for subsidies to afford health care.
#3 The GOP tax plan raises taxes on the middle class: Even while adding to the deficit, this tax plan raises taxes on most middle-class families. Within a decade, nearly half of Americans would see an increase in their taxes.
#4 Here’s what’s next: Right now, Republicans in the House and Senate are working behind closed doors to reconcile the differences between their two plans. They have the power to demand, create, and pass legitimate tax reform that works for all Americans, not just those at the top. But with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell running the show, and Trump impatient to sign something, we’re not holding our breath for them to do the right thing.
Democratic senators and House members are doing everything they can to fight for better options.
And we need to do our part too. Call Congress now and tell them that we demand a tax plan that works for EVERY American, not millionaires, billionaires, and corporations:
We’ll keep you updated as the situation changes. Thank you for helping fight back.
Democratic National Committee
The various fires in Southern California from Ventura, to Santa Clarita, to the San Fernando Valley, and through to Bel-Air have been thoroughly devastating. I’ve been watching and listening as our friends and loved ones have been forced to evacuate with no certainty that that the lives they worked years to build and maintain will be there upon their return.
Too many have not been fortunate enough to retain their homes and livelihoods, not to mention the animals who have lost their homes and are now roaming aimlessly through Southerm California.
With the recent pickup in the Santa Ana winds and the low humidity, all we can do is make sure that we and those around us are prepared for an emergency evacuation.
Our sisters and brothers in labor in the fire department and law enforcement do their jobs to protect us as well as humanly possible, and it goes without saying that we have the utmost faith in them. If anyone can protect us during this state of emergency, it is Southern California’s fire departments and law enforcement.
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Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party