December 04, 2017

Republican tax scheme passes U.S. Senate

On December 1, Republicans in the U.S. Senate rushed through a massive rewrite of the federal tax code that is nothing more than a naked giveaway to corporations and big business. While the rich will get ever richer, middle class families will be left holding the bag.

Taxes will actually go up on many working people, while others get only a small decrease that will be phased on in the years ahead. Meanwhile, the bill vastly increases the federal deficit—opening the door for Republicans to push for massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

“Senators who voted for this tax plan just proved to their constituents once and for all that they are not on the side of working families,” said AFSCME President Lee Saunders. “This is not tax reform. It is a jackpot for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and a disaster for seniors, children and the working people who drive our economy.”

The House and Senate will now attempt to craft a final version of the bill. Call your Member of Congress TODAY and tell him/her you oppose this disastrous measure. Tell them to VOTE NO on any tax bill that helps the wealthy, not working families. You can call toll-free to be connected with your representative:  1-866-957-9069.

After you make the call, pass on this information and ask your co-workers, friends and family to call too. Here are some of the negative consequences of this harmful tax scheme:

Related News