November 29, 2017 The Call – #TrumpTaxScam #GOPtaxscam On Wednesday, the Senate passed a key procedural vote to start 20 hours of debate that could lead to a vote as soon as Thursday night. The Senate plan would permanently reduce the corporate tax rate but allow cuts for households and individuals to expire. 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. Proposed “fixes” fall very short of fixing the problems that repeal of the mandate would cause. 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, some Senators are insisting on a trigger to raise rates automatically if tax revenues fall short of projections, although that could lose some other Republican Senators’ votes. As changes continue to be made and a vote is expected Thursday, there have been no hearings, no legislative text and no final CBO score. The president gave a speech on the tax bill in Missouri on Monday, and fact-checking shows it was full of lies. The Senate vote will be very close, and with all Democrats likely to vote no, Republicans cannot afford to lose more than 2 votes. 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.