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House just passed Senate's budget resolution. We've entered the sprint: the 6-week window when GOP wants to fleece you to help the rich. 1/
Headlines are saying, inaccurately, that this budget resolution allows a $1.5 trillion tax cut. No no no no. 2/ washingtonpost.com/powerpost/hous…
The budget resolution allows for $1.5 trillion increase in deficit—but also calls for $5 TRILLION in cuts. So, $6.5T for tax cuts for rich.
...& that's actually less than the $7.8 trillion price tag Trump's proposed mega tax giveaway to rich & corporations taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/tax-pla…
Rubber meets road next Wed, Nov 1, when GOP plans to unveil their actual tax bill. Immediate reaction = critical.
Floods of phone calls, protests at Congressional offices, volcanic social media response—all will be necessary to slow momentum out of gate.
Tax bill goes thru House Ways & Means Cmte week of Nov 6. Possible full House vote week of Nov 13th. Vast pressure needed to force delay.
Just as with health care bill in the House, if they don't have the votes, they'll delay the vote. They won't simply give up. Neither will we
The longer their bill's in the public eye, the less popular it will become. Americans don't want to further rig economy against middle class
If GOP stays on track with maximally aggressive schedule, Senate Finance Committee could review & vote on bill week of Nov 13, before Thxgvg
Worst case scenario, full Senate votes on their bill right after Thanksgiving, week of Nov 27. But not if the outraged public does its job.
Following week, Dec 4, is the deadline for the must-pass spending deal to keep the gov from shutting down. Tax vote unlikely in same week.
Then something big happens: the Alabama Senate election is Tue Dec 12. If Jones wins, could kill tax bill. Possibly if Moore wins, too.
GOP senators want to get this done before Jones or Moore is sworn in, which would be Dec 13 or 14, b/c they're unsure of Moore's vote.
Not that GOP will give up if they can't pass bill by Dec 13. But road narrows. So that's our goal: push it all past that date.
To do this, we have to fight every step of the way. Visit NotOnePenny.org for more instructions—and call Senate now: 202-224-3121.
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