by Countable | 12.18.17
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I have a few words for the members of Congress as they prepare to vote on their regressive tax plan this week. Indecent. Immoral. Indifferent. Corrupt. Obscene. Self-serving. Self-enriching. Last time I checked, those seven words were still part of the American vocabulary and not subject to censorship. Stay tuned, I am sure that will change.
This tax bill is a handout to the rich paid for by lower and middle class Americans. Absolutely do NOT let this pass.
This tax bill is horrible. If you want to do tax reform, do it, but do it right and quit trying to trick everyone into thinking this is a good thing for the poor, seniors, or low to middle income families. Shame on you. Pass this and you can kiss your jobs goodbye.
Please please please listen to your constituents! No one see a need to ram this tax bill through before Christmas!! Please vote NO and let’s get something everyone has read and can be agreed upon in a bipartisan way.
I’m so appalled by this tax bill and it’s end to the healthcare mandate, it’s tax breaks to the rich. If you truly represent your voting constituents you will vote a hard NO! Put your citizens before your party!
I am strongly opposed to this tax bill. Do yourselves and your constituents a favor and vote no on the horrific excuse for a tax plan.
The tax bill got worse with the last minute amendments. All who vote for it are voting for their self interest. Not the people’s, not the country’s. You will not get my vote in your next election.
NO NO NO NO! How many more ways do the citizens of this country have to say it? When polls are showing that 80% of the country DOES NOT WANT THIS TAX BILL, then you can not even pretend to be representing your constituents.
Proposed tax bill is an unmitigated disaster.
Vote NO on this horrific tax bill!
Franklin Roosevelt said, “We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle to feather their own nests.” So despite the OVERWHELMING opposition from their constituents the GOP will vote in a tax plan, completely partisan, that only benefits the ultra wealthy. Our country goes further in debt, not to help those in need but to help those in greed. It is shameful.
If you can NOT get 20% of the dems to agree then its a one sided bill and you are not serving the great people of Texas. Let’s show them how we work together. Tired of one sided politics. You can do better.
I suppose there is no stopping the corrupt tax bill for the rich but I want to state my objections. It’s a bill to benefit the super rich and large cooperations while increasing the national debt to unacceptable limits that will surely cost the poor and working class. There are things in the bill that have no reason to be there like opening the protected Arctic wildlife refuge to oil drilling. Must make the republican senators feel real good pushing something through that the majority of citizens oppose. Big dollar donors and lobbyists win again at our expense.
The Tax Reform bill will likely pass this week and I understand this poses a special problem for liberal Democrats. They may now need to double down on their hate and fear rhetoric and hope that serves as enough of a diversion that American people won’t notice an improvement in the economy.
I see republicans not listening to the American people and just serving their own self interest. The bill is a scam and you already know trickle down economics doesn’t work. Too many economists are making sense and this is a bad bill. I know my voice means nothing to you, I also know you could care less, but I spoke up anyway because I care.
If this bill is so great why the back room writing. Why rush it through. Why are these republicans in Congress such a deterrent to democracy? Why is everything they try to do a lie?Vote no! This bill again benefits the ultra rich, takes insurance away from those that need it and increases the deficit. Disgusting, again.
I like how Bob Corker, Marco Rubio and the GOP through themselves more a bone and Trump, for personal benefits at last minute. See republicans can be bought! What they had not bothered to tell you, is you will see less tax money being withheld, but your taxes will be the same at the end of the year or go up.That is normally how they do it.
You did the right thing passing a bill that will help make our businesses competitive in the world market. Anyone who pays taxes is going to receive a reduction in that bill. In return we get to choose how we want to spend or save those hard earned dollars. Thank you very much
Please do not vote for this tax bill. It is a bad bill. Seventy five percent of Americans are against. Why would you vote against the people you are supposed to be representing. Vote against special interest and vote for America and her children who will be burdened by the deficit. Please.