Good news: if you travel by private jet, the tax scam/bill the House just passed has a special tax break that shores up a tax break for private plane operators. Keep flying your own friendly skies.
Bad news: if you don't travel by private jet and aren't particularly worried about the tax ‘burden’ on the 1%, this bill is a nightmare. On top of specific attacks on education, Obamacare and Medicare, the bill will actually raise taxes for poor and lower middle class families in the long run.
We know that activism can be taxing, but don’t get lax on us now. Trump’s tax scam still has to clear the Senate. All-of-us must defeat this tax bill before it is too late.
1 Learn about the two hardball tactics your Senators should be using to resist the Trump tax scam (from our friends at Indivisible).
2 Then call your Senator and ask them to deploy those tactics to stop the Trump tax scam.
Use this script: Hello! My name is [___] and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling to let [Congressman / Senator __] know that I strongly oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This tax bill is a scam that will give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by stripping tens of thousands of people in [state] of their health care and raising taxes on middle-class families. Will the Senator commit to withholding consent on votes in the Senate, or filibustering, so that we have time to mobilize against this bill?