Friday, November 17, 2017

Urgent Action requested: GOP rushing cruel tax bill through both houses - before people have time to protest

The GOP is rushing their cruel tax bill through both houses. I know that the House passed their tax bill, and the Senate's tax bill has been rushed through committee. I am contacting everyone today.

In addition to giving HUGE tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations, the GOP tax plan has a provision to allow drilling the the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and another provision that cuts healthcare for 12 million Americans. The plan actual RAISES taxes for married couples who make $19050 or less by 2%. What the heck! How are they supposed to survive on that? Some middle class workers will get a small tax cut that will be phased out in five years. But the tax cuts for the rich will last FOREVER. The GOP is giving tax cuts to the people who need them the least on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens. That's just not right!

Does the #GOPTaxPlan treat corporations and individuals the same in terms of who gets to keep deductions and who doesn’t? Nope, not even close.

Here is my e-mail to my Rep. Martha McSally:

Dear Representative McSally,

Please, do not include a provision to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the tax plan. We need a world with wild places. If you drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, you will put that fragile ecosystem at risk. One by one animal species are going extinct because their habitats are being destroyed by the fossil fuel industry. Do you want leave a planet with no animals for our children? An oil leak would endanger yet another water source. We can live without oil; we can't live without water.

Yes, we need reliable energy. But if we are already being forced to drill in our protected wilderness, then we must be running out. We should incentivize the development of solar and wind energy NOW. Energy companies should get incentives to develop the storage capabilities needed to have reliable energy, not to assault our land, air and water. Let's not wait until there are no wild places left, no animals, no clean water or even trees to make the air we breath. Let's incentivize the development of clean energy now. Clean energy provides more jobs than all of the fossil fuel industries combined. America should be leading the way in clean energy - for the health of our children and the economy.

Please, stop the drilling at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge now. Let's leave American beautiful and healthy for our children.

Jana Segal

United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Talk to each of your senators and reps.

Rep. McSally

I reached someone at McSally's Sierra Vista office: (520) 459-3115

Tucson office (520) 881-3588, Fax: (520) 322-9490

Washington, DC Office (202) 225-2542, Fax: (202) 225-0378

Sen. Flake

Washington, D.C. Office:  202-224-4521, F: 202-228-0515

Phoenix Office: P: 602-840-1891, F: 602-840-4092

Tucson Office: P: 520-575-8633, F: 520-797-3232

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