by Patriotic Millionaires | Updated on 8.2.18
Voters believe our economy is “rigged.” They believe that the richest people in the country are capturing all the benefits of the economy while the basic needs of normal Americans are ignored by corrupt politicians. Guess what? They’re right.
So how do you rig an economy? You start with the tax code.
Last year on a part line vote, Republican politicians in Washington rewrote the entire federal tax code. With full control of the federal government, they created the tax system their donors demanded – one that systematically and deliberately advances the interests of the political donor class while disadvantaging working Americans and the middle class. Our new tax code isn’t based on any coherent economic philosophy, it’s nothing more than a payoff to the donor class.
And if anyone would know that, it’s members of the donor class themselves, people who have an up-close and personal view of the transaction.
Luckily, there are a few members of the donor class who find this whole process as revolting as the rest of us do – and they’re willing to do something about it.
This week, the Patriotic Millionaires announced that for the first time ever, they will be endorsing candidates – specifically challengers running against incumbents who voted for that obscenity of a tax bill.
We also launched Patriotic Millionaires University (PMU) to train candidates on how to run, and win, against the GOP tax plan.
While the site is designed for candidates, anyone looking for a smart (but actually understandable) explanation of the specifics of just how every non-millionaire in America just got screwed should also take a look. Poke around for a few minutes and you will get pissed off enough to let those fuckers in Washington really have it.
As a little taste, here are just a fewof the ways this tax bill screws you and your family:
So let’s summarize. Their tax bill makes you more likely to lose your job, more likely to lose access to healthcare, and more likely die. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid all of those, you’re still going to be paying more of your paycheck in taxes than some trust fund baby who did nothing to earn their money besides being born into the right family.
This bill is, putting it mildly, a piece of garbage. It gives trillions of dollars to the wealthy while sticking middle class Americans with the bill, and further rigs the economy against working Americans. Any so-called “public servant” who voted for this sorry excuse of a bill should be hurled out of office this November.
If you want to help kick them out, visit Patriotic Millionaires University.
Written by Patriotic Millionaires
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