Massachusetts Together We Can
Massachusetts Together We Can
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Talking points when you call:

  • HELPFUL TALKING POINTS
    {source: Robert Reich}

    Reports from Congress’s own number-crunchers show the tax plan hurts the poor and middle class and benefits the rich, even more than thought before.

  • According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO),  by 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off; by 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers; by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. The big winners would be people earning over $500,000.
     
  • The main reason the poor get hit so hard is they'd receive less government aid for health care. The Senate Republican bill eliminates the requirement that almost all Americans purchase health insurance or pay a penalty, which will cause health insurance premiums to rise –thereby causing 4 million Americans to lose coverage by 2019 and 13 million by 2027. Medicare and Medicaid would also be cut.
     
  • The Joint Committee on Taxation reports that even apart from the loss of health benefits, by 2027 people earning less than $75,000 would end up paying more. That's because individual tax cuts expire in 2026 while corporate tax cuts are permanent.
     
  • And don’t forget: America's rich have never been as rich, and America’s poor and most of the middle class have been on a downward escalator for years, adjusted for inflation. In the 1970s, the top 1 percent took home about 10 percent of the nation's total income. Today, they take home 20 percent.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the Children's Health Insurance Program will be targeted to pay for this program. 

Outraged by the GOP Tax Plan?
Here's what you can do now to help protect
children, seniors, working families, and students.

Call today!

Please call the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation as well as US House Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Cong. Kevin Brady, Chair of the US House Ways and Means Committee, to protest the GOP Tax Plan which will:

  1. Increase the national debt by at least $1.44 trillion according to the Joint Committee on Taxation;
     
  2. Eliminate the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), leaving nine million children without health care;
     
  3. Slash Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security;
    for more info
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnwasik/2017/10/25/how-gop-budget-plan-will-wallop-retirees/#40b2bebf26ba
     
  4. Target colleges and universities making high education more unaffordable to lower income students;

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in order of congressional districts, 1-9. (All are Democrats)

CALL LIST

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in order of congressional districts, 1-9. (All are Democrats)

Cong. Richard Neal (Ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee) 1-202-225-5601
Cong. Jim McGovern  1-202-225-6101
Cong. Niki Tsonga 1-202-225-3411
Cong. Joseph P. Kennedy 1-202-225-5931
Cong. Katherine Clark 1-202-225-2836
Cong. Seth Moulton 1-202-225-8020
Cong. Michael Capuano 1-202-225-5111
Cong. Stephen Lynch 1-202-225-8273
Cong. William Keating 1-202-225-3111

US House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, WI)  1-202-225-3031
Cong. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader (D, CA) 1-202-225-4965
Cong. Kevin Brady (R, TX) Ways & Means Chair 1-202-225-4902

CONNECTICUT
Sen. Richard Blumenthal 1-202-224-2823
Sen. Christopher Murphy 1-202-224-4041

MAINE
Sen. Susan Collins (R) 1-202-224-2523
Sen.. Angus King (I)  1-202-224-5344

MASSACHUSETTS
Sen. Edward Markey 1-202-224-2742
Sen. Elizabeth Warren 1-202-224-4543

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Sen. Maggie Hassan 1-202-224-3324
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen 1-202-224-2841

RHODE ISLAND
Sen. Jack Reed 1-202-224-4642
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 1-202-224-2921

VERMONT
Sen. Patrick Leahy 1-202-224-4242
Sen. Bernie Sanders 1-202-224-5141