Here’s the first thing to know about the Trump Tax Scam: it is not true tax reform. Calling it “tax reform” suggests Republicans intend to close corporate loopholes or address the growing wealth inequality that the current tax code fuels. But that’s not what they have in mind.
Instead, the Trump Tax Scam amounts to huge tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations paid for by exploding the deficit—which will force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road. They want to eliminate taxes that only affect the wealthiest individuals and let corporations pay even less than they already do.
The Trump Tax Scam is the next big legislative fight in Congress—and the first step is opposing the budget resolution. Republicans want to use the special process in the Senate called “reconciliation” to pass the Trump Tax Scam with only 51 votes. To unlock that process, first they have to pass a budget resolution that gives them the tax instructions. We can shut down the Trump Tax Scam if we defeat the budget resolution in the Senate.
We know that giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations doesn’t bring about economic growth, it doesn’t create jobs, and it doesn’t help workers. Don’t let your Republican MoCs get away with making deep cuts to essential services so the wealthy and corporations can get away with paying far less than their fair share.
- Call Mike Turner at 202-225-6465
- Call Rob Portman at 202-224-3353
- Call Sherrod Brown at 202-224-2315
Sample Script: Visit this resource from Indivisible
It gives you a basic script to start your call, with several possible ways to respond to whatever the staffer says back to you. This can be helpful for those who sometimes wish they had more options for what to say on these calls!
Did you know:
Trump’s Tax scam gives 39 percent of Ohio’s tax cuts to millionaires even though they only make up 0.5 percent of the population—an average tax cut of $155,000 per millionaire or 6.9 percent of their income. Meanwhile, the 47.6 percent of Ohioians that make less than $45,000 would only get 6.3 percent of the total tax cut—an average of $240 per person or 1.0 percent of their income.
Thanks to our friends at Indivisible for this great background work.