Thursday, October 1, 2020

Action: Trump’s Tax Cheating Shows A Broken Tax System


Trump’s Tax Cheating Shows A Broken Tax System


This Background is condensed from The Message Box by Dan Pfeiffer.

Trump’s tax avoidance is really about a corrupt and broken financial system that rewards the wealthy at the expense of the working/middle class. Trump has taken advantage of this system—and it will get worse if he is reelected.

Trump thinks the best way to help the economy is to keep taxes low for the wealthy and corporations. To him, a millionaire paying $750 in taxes while a teacher pays $7,000 is a system that works. Trump’s top second term priority is to keep cutting taxes for corporations/wealthy investors, paid for it by slashing Medicare/Social Security.

Biden’s plan is popular and helps us:

  1. $15 federal minimum wage

  2. 12 weeks paid family leave

  3. Higher taxes on the wealthiest 1% and big corporations, cutting taxes for the middle class

  4. Free college for families making < $125,000

  5. Expanded rent subsidies for low-income families

We must make our Get Out The Vote messaging clear – this is bigger than just Trump’s taxes.  It is about who can lead us out of the economic recession that Trump put us in. If Trump has his way, people like Trump will be fine, it’s everyone else who will be screwed. 

1. Call the Senate.

Script Oregon Senators

Script for Republican Senators

2. Call the House.

Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)

Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

3. Get 2020 Ready.

The Election Season is underway now! Get involved with Indivisible Oregon: 


The Message Box by Dan Pfeiffer:

Biden’s economic plan: