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Tucson – Tax & Budget? What is Happening?
October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us – bring an electronic device to write letters & postcards to Senator Flake and the harmful Tax Cuts that have already passed House.
Senator Flake, needs to oppose the Administration’s tax plan. We can’t afford another tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans – hedge fund managers, real estate developers, and corporations. This framework is not tax reform, but rather tax cuts for the rich – and the 5 trillion dollar price tag isn’t even paid for. He needs to oppose any package that will end up adding to the deficit or slashing important programs that help the middle class, from education to health care.
The House voted on their budget this last week – no Dems voted with them, and there were double-digit defections from Rs – including 7 Rubber Stamp Reps, and yes, Rep Martha McSally voted yes.
The budget resolution opens the door to them being able to pass tax cuts for the rich with 51 votes.
The version of the budget that they voted on contains trillions of cuts to health, education, and other important spending – this includes over a trillion dollar cut to Medicaid, and nearly half a trillion cut in Medicare. Additionally, nutrition assistance is cut by roughly $150 billion.
Once we are completed we will deliver them to Senator Flake’s office –
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