The news just broke – Senate Republicans want to rip health insurance away from 13 million Americans… through the tax bill. pic.twitter.com/23F6aWHorz
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 15, 2017
Republican efforts in the House and Senate to rewrite the tax code are ramping up, and like so many others across the country, we are disturbed by what we’re seeing.
Things were bad enough when this was just an effort to give huge tax breaks to the rich and, well, the super rich.
Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, we got word that the Senate version of the plan will also seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. (If you’re not sure what that would mean, Senator Warren’s video above and the other resources on this page are a good primer.)
And if all that weren’t enough, it turns out Medicare is also vulnerable to billions in cuts.
As Democrats, we find what Congressional and Senate Republicans are proposing wholly unacceptable. If you’re reading this, we figure you do, too.
So why not take two minutes and call one (or even both) of our Republican representatives and tell them to VOTE NO on the tax bill?
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski: (202) 225-3915
Senator Todd Young: (202) 224-5623
You can also call our Democratic Senator, Joe Donnelly, at (202) 224-4814 to encourage him to keep fighting this tax plan on behalf of all Hoosiers.
In the meantime, if you want to read more about the Republican plans before you call, here are some resources:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 14, 2017
Sen. Paul makes pitch to gut Obamacare with GOP tax bill, testing party unity https://t.co/p3OismYAl6
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 14, 2017
CBO says GOP’s tax plan will FORCE $25 billion in MEDICARE CUTS immediately https://t.co/2CwhUxQv2p
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) November 14, 2017
(Click the tweet below for a thread)
NEW: Individual mandate repeal makes full ACA repeal much more likely. Important to all. When I’m off the 📱.
Follow if interested.
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) November 14, 2017
And finally, this one would be funny if it weren’t so sad:
1. Tax-overhaul backers say corporate rate cut will encourage investment by businesses
2. During #wsjceocouncil interview with Gary Cohn, WSJ asks CEOs to raise hands if they’ll boost investment if rates cut
3. Few CEOS raise hands
4. Cohn asks: “Why aren’t the other hands up?” pic.twitter.com/5PI60NlW0A
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) November 14, 2017