Tuesday, July 18, 2017
ORRIN HATCH ON “DEATH & TAXES” FOR THE MAJORITY, “OVER YOUR DEAD BODY”
SEN ORRIN HATCH, CHAIRMAN OF SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS GEARING UP FOR PUSHING FORTH LEGISLATION DISGUISED AS “TAX REFORM.”
THE REPUBLICAN AGENDA IS TO SERVE THE WEALTHY.
THE PLAN IS MORE OF THE SAME; THE “FRACKING OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO SQUEEZE YOUR LAST DIME.”
WE CAN NO LONGER ALLOW THEIR “BAIT & SWITCH” AND BURY TAX BREAKS FOR THE WEALTHIEST WITHIN A THOUSAND PAGE BILL
Millions of Americans received an email sponsored by ten different advocate groups urging you to sign on and respond to the call from Sen. Orrin Hatch for input on tax reform. The Senate Finance Committee writing a tax reform bill and they are not soliciting your views, opinions or objections but those of billionaires and mega-corporations as to what they would like to see in tax reform. It is the same as their health care bill. It is written behind closed doors without your input. This is the email I sent. It may have been received a day late. However, I felt compelled to be heard.
“I may have been born late at night, but not last night.”
Here is my response to the Senate Finance Committee on Tax Reform and Chairman Orrin Hatch.
To: Hon. Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
(The suggested default wording in quotations precedes the comments I added in bold).
“I am a U.S. taxpayer, and I am opposed to Donald Trump’s and the GOP’s plan to give huge tax breaks to millionaires and wealthy corporations, which will be paid for by cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, and other critical services. Half of the Trump tax cuts will go to the richest 1%, while big corporations holding profits offshore get a huge tax cut. Instead, we need real tax reform to make sure the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share.
Here are our tax principles that we urge Congress to act on:
a) No more tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. They should pay their fair share of taxes―a lot more than they pay now.
b) Invest those tax dollars in our country’s future―in public roads and transit systems; quality and affordable early childhood education; public schools and higher education; researching new medical cures; and ensuring a secure retirement for all of us by strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
c) Eliminate all tax breaks that encourage multinational corporations to shift jobs and profits offshore.
d) Require corporations to pay the $750 billion they owe on their $2.6 trillion in offshore profits. Use the funds to rebuild roads and bridges, improve schools and create millions of good-paying jobs.
More Americans are now paying close attention to bills that impact their lives. Do not slip in changes to Tax Law that is earmarked for a wealthy few putting additional burden on 98%. Watch groups will be scrutinizing every item.
One reminder proves the case. Once the American people learned repealing Obamacare recognized this is the Affordable Care Act. Republicans know their constituents faced angry and a unified electorate demanding the ACA remain and Congress is given the mandate to extend health care. The same outrage will occur if your Finance Committee introduces to the Senate floor huge tax breaks for individuals and corporations. We remind the Committee; Senators are expected to work for all of the American people. How much longer will you ignore your oath of office?
"Not a penny more for Tyranny!"
Link to a Call for Action for Citizens to advise Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman Finance Committee
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