TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO STOP THE TAX SCAM
Republicans are moving at warp speed — in Congressional terms — to enact a new tax code:
• The House will introduces a tax bill on November 1 and begins markup by Nov. 6
• Senate Republicans plan a full Senate vote by Thanksgiving
The plan can work, since the Senate needs only 51 votes to succeed. Republicans think we aren’t paying attention. They aren’t counting on opposition from the American people. We must stand in the way—just as we did to protect the ACA.
We must make noise because, along with greedy giveaways to the rich, the tax plan will exacerbate the wealth gap and add $1.5 trillion to the deficit. To get authorization for the 51-vote process, the budget bill had to permit deep spending cuts, including:
• $1.3 trillion health care cuts
• deeper cuts to Medicaid than any of the repeal bills
• $473 billion Medicare cuts
• $673 billion in cuts to income-stabilizing programs like food stamps, SSI, earned-income tax credits, and unemployment insurance.
Time is short!
Tell your friends in red states to call their MoCs now. Tell the Oregon MoCs to
oppose the Tax Scam, to . . .
Leave nothing on the field!
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS and CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for our Senators:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. The Trump Tax Scam is a massive giveaway to the wealthy. It will force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road. My family and I rely on that safety net. [If you have a story, tell it here.] Please use all available Senate procedural tools to make sure these cuts don’t happen. You helped save the ACA. We are counting on you again. Thanks for all you do.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am deeply opposed to the Trump tax plan. It is a massive giveaway to the wealthy. It will force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road. My family and I rely on that safety net. [If you have a story, tell it here.] Please put peeple before party and stand up for the ordinary citizens in District 2. Protect Medicare, Medicaid and all the other safety net programs. Don’t give the super-rich tax cuts they don’t need. “Trickle down” economics does not work! Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.**
Post this on Facebook or other social media.
Organize a calling team of like-minded friends to support one another through this campaign.
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