Voting Against Your Own Interests – Tax Reform


If you think your representative should vote for the tax reform and jobs bill when it comes out of committee –

did you realize that

you are asking him/her to vote against your own interests?


The bill sounds OK. It sounds as if the middle class and even the lower middle class will get a tax cut.

Who doesn’t like more money in his/her pocket?



Ed Wexler / Cagle Cartoons

But did you know that your government, the government of we the people, is planning to

give you a tax cut in one bill and take it back

in the same bill and also in the budget bill that they plan

to follow up with.



If this tax bill passes up to 13 million Americans

could lose their health insurance.

Even if that is not you, the loss will affect everyone

because these folks will either

avoid doctors or use the emergency room

for primary care. Our past experiences tell us that

this will cost all of us in indirect ways.




GOP Congressmen and women also intend to incur a

1.5 trillion addition to the deficit by cutting

corporate taxes a lot

but they need to offset that somehow. They

plan to do that by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security (they will call it something else, perhaps

block grants, or privatizing, or a voucher plan).



Here’s how the wealthy will look after this tax plan

is passed.


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza’s signatures, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington. The Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. At left is BEP Director Leonard Olijar. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


This is how we the people will look if

They pass this tax (and jobs) plan.

(The jobs are produced by magical thinking.)


One thought on “Voting Against Your Own Interests – Tax Reform”

  1. Why do you call Trump the “Lying King” when this article has many misrepresentations. Are 13 million people really “losing” their healthcare because of cuts? No! 13 million people will no longer be mandated to buy an overpriced and useless health plan. You people kill me. You can’t be trusted to be straight with people. That’s why Trump won.


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