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Daily Call To Action: November 29th, 2017

November 29, 2017 The Call – #TrumpTaxScam #GOPtaxscam The Senate budget committee voted on Tuesday to send the GOP tax bill to the full floor and a vote could occur as early as Thursday. The 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 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. To satisfy fiscal hawks, the bill may contain a trigger to raise rates automatically (although not clear if on corporations or individuals) if tax revenues fall short of projections, which would likely kick in during slow growth, destabilizing the economy. As changes continue to be made and a vote is expected this week, there have been no hearings, no legislative text and no final CBO score. The Senate vote will be very close, and with all Democrats likely to vote no, Republicans cannot afford to lose more than 2 votes. 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 crucial programs like Medicare and Social Security.

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