Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP TRUMP’S TAX SCAM

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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STOP TRUMP TAX SCAM -- RELEASE THE RETURNS
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#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
#ShowUsYourTaxes
#ReleaseTheReturns

Trump’s tax plan is simple—give a smidge to the poor, huge windfalls to the super-wealthy -- and incur a pile of debt.

Under Trump’s plan:

• Income taxes for the top 0.1% would drop $700,000-plus, while the poorest 20% would pay only $60 less and the middle class only $660 less.

• “Pass-through” companies, like President Trump’s, would see tax rates drop from 39.6% to 25%.

• Revenue drops by $2.4 trillion over a ten-year period would balloon the deficit

• GDP would drop below 1% by 2019 and hit either zero or negative percentages within five years

Under regular procedure, a tax proposal like this would never get 60 votes in the Senate. Instead, Republicans are hiding instruction on rewriting the tax code in their budget, which they plan to pass a under reconciliation – which only needs 51 votes. The same tool was used to try to repeal the ACA.

Tell our Senators to follow regular procedure: There must be bipartisan hearings, a CBO score, and a chance for the public to weigh in.  And no tax plan should pass until Trump releases his income tax returns and the public sees exactly how he will benefit.

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**ACTION: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS **

SAMPLE SCRIPT.
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. Trump’s tax reform is a travesty. It must go through regular procedure in the Senate, with bi-partisan hearings, a CBO score, and a chance for the public to weigh in. Furthermore, we must know how President Trump will personally benefit.  I am completely opposed to any tax reform until the President releases his tax returns. Thank you for standing firm on this issue.”

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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

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