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Daily Call To Action: November 28th, 2017

November 27, 2017 The Call – #TrumpTaxScam #GOPtaxscam The Senate plans to vote on a tax bill by Friday, which bipartisan analysis projects would immediately raise taxes for almost 14 million middle income Americans. The proposed Senate plan would permanently reduce the corporate tax rate but allow cuts for households and individuals to expire. While big corporations would be big winners under the tax bill, many small businesses would see no benefit or higher taxes. To help fund tax cuts, Republicans have added a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, causing premiums for all to rise and 13 million fewer people to have health insurance within 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. The CBO projects the current bill would add $1.7 trillion to the deficit. Furthermore, the CBO projects that a re-write of the bill that would comply with deficit rules would ultimately be financed by gutting crucial programs, including Medicare. As changes continue to be made this week, even some GOP Senators have expressed concern that the CBO will not have time to score the revised bill. 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 programs like Medicare, and will leave thirteen million people without healthcare. Your Action Call your Senators and urge them to oppose the GOP tax plan, including repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate. Talking Points

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

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

  • The bill gives massive cuts to the wealthy, while millions of middle-class families and small businesses would have tax increases.

  • This legislation would add over $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.

  • The bill’s provision to repeal the ACA’s individual mandate will destroy the Affordable Care Act, raise premiums for everyone 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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