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Daily Call to Action: November 17th, 2017

November 17, 2017 The Call – #TrumpTaxScam # GOPtaxscam House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code, but under the House bill many households could see immediate tax increases.  The proposed Senate plan would permanently reduce the corporate tax rate but allow cuts for households and individuals to expire. To accomplish that they’ve added a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion in government funding, but it would cause 13 million fewer people to have health insurance in a decade. The Senate proposal faces an uncertain future, given the GOP’s narrow 52-to-48 majority in the Senate, and the fact that the tax overhaul can add no more than $1.5 trillion to federal deficits over a decade. But now Democrats are warning that the re-write would ultimately be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Avoiding that will require difficult maneuvering to bring Senate Democrats on board. In sum, GOP tax reform will add more than one trillion dollars to the deficit, give the majority of benefits to corporations and the rich,  gut the ACA and entitlements and will leave thirteen million people without healthcare. Congress must act to protect the economy and to provide tax reform that will benefit the majority of US citizens. Your Action Call your Senators and urge them to oppose the GOP tax plan. Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].

  • I urge [Sen___] to oppose the Senate tax bill now being proposed.

  • These bills give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by raising taxes on tens of millions of middle-class families.

  • This legislation would further cause at least a $3.6 trillion shortfall in federal revenue by 2040 and add nearly $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.

  • The Senate bill’s provision to repeal the ACA’s individual mandate will destroy the Affordable Care Act and cause more than 13 million people to lose insurance.

  • This plan will balloon the federal deficit and necessitate billions of dollars in cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

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