#TrumpTaxScam continues. Now we’re down to cup-and-ball tricks…

Headline from Washington Post: “Republicans reach compromise tax plan…

So now, gentle reader, you’re thinking that the “compromise” must be incorporating a little actual benefit for poor and middle-class Americans…

But you would be wrong.

…expanding tax cuts for the wealthy.”

How is that a compromise, we wonder?

They’re raising their bargain-basement lower limit on corporate taxes from 20 to 21% and dropping the the top tax rate for families and individuals to 37%. Oh, wait a minute…

A distinction without a difference…

Both of these strategies will be paid for with our Medicaid, Medicare, and anything else they can take from us including Social Security. None of their trickle-down nonsense will actually work, and it never has. Look at Kansas. Direct theft from us has always been their go-to plan.

But we just played a magic trick of our own…Alabama elected a Democrat!

Mitch McConnell will do all he can to prevent Doug Jones from being seated before the #TrumpTaxScam can be voted on, letting a lame duck Senator (Luther Strange) appointed by a Governor that resigned in disgrace, vote instead.

There is precedent for demanding that the Senate hold their vote. After Scott Brown was elected in a special election in Massachusetts, there were no further votes on the Affordable Care Act until he was seated. That’s the approach that should be followed here.

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Minimal Script for senators only: I’m calling to from [zip code]  to ask that Sen. [___] to refuse to take a final vote on the tax scam until the new duly-elected Senator from Alabama is seated.

Minimal Script for both senators and representative: I’m calling to from [zip code]  to ask that Rep./Sen. [___] to vote against the disastrous Republican tax bill when it comes out of the conference committee.

Minimal Script if you want it: [ADD as many of the following reasons or your own]:

  •  Tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations will create a massive deficit increase, which will then be paid for with devastating cuts to Medicare, Social Security, education, and other vital programs.
  • This bill was written behind closed doors by lobbyists and the American people have been consistently lied to about what it will do to their pocketbooks and livelihoods.
  • The repeal of the ACA individual mandate will completely upend the health insurance market, uninsuring millions, spiking premiums, and risking coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
  • This bill will hand over pristine Alaskan land to oil companies, destroying protected land and endangering wildlife.
  • The elimination of the SALT deduction will cause millions of middle-income Americans to pay higher taxes.
  • See here for additional inspiration.

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info.:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/republicans-reach-compromise-tax-plan-expanding-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy/2017/12/13/4f9ca66c-e028-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html

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