This tax vote is reason number 1 why we need to retire Ed Royce. If people like Ed stood up for families in their district instead of donors and out of district millionaires, then we wouldn’t have the Senate abuse it’s own rules to force this vote.
But instead we are left with a bad bill being passed that’s even worse than what the House passed. Not only will our community suffer from the loss of the mortgage interest deduction, state and local tax deduction, student loan deduction, medical expense deduction and natural disaster assistance deduction – a lot to take away just to help millionaires – but also the Senate bill repeals the individual mandate and triggers cuts in Medicare.
We must organize to defeat this and, if the Republicans make this law, then we must organize to defeat them. Trump’s tax reform is an attack on the working and middle class that cannot stand.