Republican tax plan far from populist

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on December 1, 2017

The Republicans’ tax plan should lay to rest the idea that there is anything “populist” about their agenda.  “Highlights” (or perhaps more appropriately, “lowlights”) of that plan include:

The results of this plan – should it pass – would be further increases in income and wealth inequality, the attendant increase in the political power corporations and the wealthy have over the rest of us, and pressure to cut programs that benefit a great many Americans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and financial aid to college students.  Finally, the sharp increase in deficits and the national debt would limit the federal government’s ability to bail out the economy when the next recession hits.

Republican members of Congress in blue and purple states - like Colorado - need to hear from their constituents that this is a regressive plan that would benefit the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.  Please reach out to Cory Gardner (https://www.gardner.senate.gov) and urge him to vote no when this bill comes up in the Senate.

Kevin Cross is a member of the Strength Through Peace Steering Committee