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No on tax reform

The GOP has morphed into the party of oligarchs and autocrats. Our elected officials answer not to their constituents, but to the ultra-wealthy who fund their campaigns. The tax bill now in Congress, if passed, will result in huge tax savings for the richest among us, at the expense of everyone else.

Sure, some of us may save a few bucks initially, but any savings to the middle class disappear over the next few years. Additionally, the diabolical plan of the GOP to offset the deficit spending created by this “tax cut” is to drastically cut services essential to the middle and lower classes, including Medicare, Medicaid and possibly Social Security, and other programs that benefit children, the disabled and elderly.

Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, and Reps. Raul Labrador and Cathy McMorris Rodgers are all enthusiastic supporters of this “tax reform.” They fear and obey their large contributors while ignoring the needs of those who put them in office. What kind of people throw the most vulnerable among us under the bus in order to provide even more wealth for those who don’t need it?

Contact your senators and representatives to let them know your opinion of this so-called tax reform bill.

Ann Warwick

Sandpoint



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