The tax reform bill passed by the Senate will raise taxes on the poor and lower middle class to finance a tax break for the rich. It will add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit. Additionally, the bill will make higher education less affordable so that it may be affordable only by the rich.
Anyone receiving an allowance — car, housing, etc. — is at risk of having their allowance taxed. Only the rich will benefit from changes made to the estate tax. Many lower income citizens will find that they can no longer afford health insurance and will choose to become uninsured. Down the road, the deficit will be so large that Congress will be compelled to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The bill contains much more that favors only the rich.
This is reverse Robin Hood legislation: robbing the poor and giving to the rich. You would think there would have been a minimum of three Republican senators who would stand up and do the right thing for the ordinary citizens they represent. Instead, they all caved.
Listen up citizens, the Republicans don’t care about you. They only care about their fat-cat donors. Every voter should identify their senator and determine if he or she voted for this legislation.
If they did, you should thank them for screwing you, and then vote them out of office. If we continue to blindly vote for Republican incumbents, can we expect anything different from someone who doesn’t care about you?
Randolph Thomas, Boalsburg