GOP tax proposal a bad deal

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Congressional Republicans just won’t quit trying to further enrich millionaire Americans and huge corporations. Their goal is a reverse Robin Hood: take from the poor and middle class and give to the rich.

They have created a disastrous “tax cut” bill that would, in the long run, raise taxes on working people and seniors, while President Trump, his family and other billionaires, would get a huge tax cut. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Republican plan would add $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. Republicans claim that cutting taxes on big business will stimulate the economy, an idea that has been debunked, neglecting to mention that huge corporations often pay low or no taxes at all due to tax breaks, loopholes and hiding profits overseas.

Not satisfied with damaging the economy (whatever happened to good new jobs and infrastructure spending?), they have added back-door language to the tax bill to cut abortion rights and to destroy the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) — the insurance plan that has been a lifesaver for millions of families. The tax bill would also create automatic yearly $25 billion cuts to Medicare.

These politicians think the American people are uninformed and won’t notice their sneaky “behind closed-door” schemes.

I wish that more voters would realize that the current Republicans in Congress and President Trump have never cared about ordinary, middle-class working people and never will.

People should ignore what they say and pay attention to what they actually do.

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Ellen Field, New Gloucester

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