You Guessed It
Yes, that’s right - Taxes! The House has passed their version of Tax “Reform” mostly along party lines. The Senate has stll to vote on their version, which would REPEAL THE ACA INDIVIDUAL MANDATE TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE, thus robbing health care from families in order to provide tax cuts to corporations. Their version of the bill has also been analysed by nonpartisan congressional tax analysts, who concluded that it would actually RAISE taxes by the end of the decade on Americans earning under $75,000 a year. It also abolishes federal deductions for payments to state and local taxes.
1. If your Member of Congress voted for the Tax Bill, call their office to complain loudly. All Republicans voted for the bill, except for McClintock (CA-4), Rohrabacher (CA-48), Issa (CA-49), Jones (NC-3), LoBlondo (NJ-2), Smit (NJ-4), Lance (NJ-7), Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), Zeldin (NY-1), King (NY-2), Donovan (NY-11), Faso (NY-19), and Stefanik (NY-21). If one of these is your MoC, or your MoC is a Democrat, call to THANK them for opposing the bill.
2. Call your Senators again and state your opposition to their version of the bill and above all to the underhanded way in which it snatches health care in order to put money in the coffers of the wealthy and powerful and is predicted to actually raise taxes by the end of the decade.