For some time now, the big news has been centered around the abomination of the “tax reform” bill in Congress, a version of which has already passed the House and which will be coming for a vote quite soon in the Senate. Both versions cut taxes dramatically for the wealthy, increase them for the average worker, and perhaps most importantly, stand to increase our national debt astronomically, which will ultimately lead to the downfall of our economy. Just today it is reported that John McCain will vote for this bill.
Blogger-friend Kevin Brennan has written a short, sweet and to-the-point piece that I encourage you to read, then get on the phone, send that email, in one last ditch effort to ensure your Senator that he or she will lose your support if they vote for the bill. Thank you, Kevin, for your work and permission to share!
It sure looks like they’re going to pass that tax increase on the middle class. Oh joy.
I keep hearing that they’re doing it even though they know it’s unpopular. It’s unpopular with their constituents. But that’s a misunderstanding of the situation. The truth is that it’s extremely popular with their constituents, because their constituents are their donors. Corporations, hedge fund tycoons, the top 1%.
Whenever something doesn’t add up, it’s clear the big boys have different motives than they’re broadcasting.
Maybe you heard Lindsey Graham say that if Republicans don’t pass tax reform, “financial contributions will stop.” He doesn’t mean the $30, $50, or even $200 checks from Rush Limbaugh listeners in Flyover Country. He means the big money from the stinking rich who expect results. This tax cut (for them) is the main course.
But, frankly, I don’t believe it and I bet Lindsey doesn’t believe it…
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