Surprise! The GOP would like the poor & elderly to pay for poor children’s healthcare.

Yeah, we weren’t surprised either…

Hey, rich guys, how about thinking outside the zero-sum race-to-the-bottom hunger-games you’ve got the poor and middle-class trapped into?!

Here’s some creative ideas…

  • Increase the Alternate Minimum Tax, instead of removing it.
  • Decrease the estate tax exemption instead of doubling it.
  • Leave the “pass-thru” right where it is. Kansas barely survived their experiment.
  • Pass a single-payer health care system that includes children.
  • Raise FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes. After reaching $127,200, a taxpayer no longer pays a Social Security deduction. $2 TRILLION dollars of earnings escape this tax.
  • Increase the Medicare surcharge on wages over a quarter million dollars, the Hospital Insurance tax and medicare taxes on unearned income, instead of eliminating them.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Senator [___] to demand a bipartisan approach to renewal of CHIP funding, without cutting the ACA Prevention and Public Health Fund or raising costs for Medicare recipients.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Not sure if these are your Senators?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info:

House Passes Children’s Health Insurance Bill, But Kids Are No Closer To Health Insurance (Huffpo)

Who Is Finished Paying Their 2017 Social Security Taxes? Probably Not You. (Huffpo)

House GOP Health plan eliminate two Medicare Taxes, giving very large tax cuts to the wealthy. (CBPP)

 

 

 

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