Tell Congress: No Taxation Without Representation!

Nov 10, 2017

By   Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director for Mike F., Judy, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Amos—Your PDA National Team

We Fought A War VS. Taxation Without Representation
Bring Back Revolutionary Resistance To Elite Exploitation

 

Help Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), our Advisory Board member Rep. Keith Ellison, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and our allies are working for economic justice. That means strongly supporting the Inclusive Prosperity Act and adamantly opposing the Trump Tax giveaway to the wealthiest elite at the expense of the 99%. Keith and Bernie introduced their legislation to rein in reckless Wall Street speculation, to prevent another devastating economic crash, and to provide needed funds for human needs. They need more cosponsors now.

PDA has been calling on Congress to reject the trickle down ripoff that is the “Trumpublican” tax scam. We need your voice to ring out. The GOP tax scam will have to pass the House and then reconciliation to become law. Your Senators and Representative need to hear from you now! Click here to send them an email, and then call the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121 to leave a message for your elected officials.

 

Tell Your Elected Officials To Block The GOP Tax Scam
And to Also Cosponsor the Inclusive Prosperity Act

Help Us Enact the Inclusive Prosperity Act

 

RESIST THIS: Any sense of surprise we ever had has been removed about the motivations behind the “Trumpublican” effort to enrich the wealthiest few at the expense of all of the rest of us. The latest assault on middle and working class people and the poor comes in the area of tax policy. What makes it even worse is that the tax reform put forward by Paul Ryan and his minions in the House Is being sold as helpful to every American when in fact it would add financial burdens to the majority of us and blow up the federal deficit as well. This Help PDA oppose this Tax Scam as fiercely as we have all resisted every “Trumpublican” attack on equity and decency.

Keith Ellison put it this way: “(The) Trump tax bill is an attack on jobs in U.S. because it lowers US taxes on foreign income to a minimum, encouraging US firms to off-shore.” So no matter how many times we are told differently by Trump and the Republicans who cannot seem to break rank with him long enough to truly represent all of their constituents, the House tax reform bill needs to be defeated. Please also pitch in $3 or more to help keep PDA organizing for you on this and other critical issues.

INSIST ON THIS: There are tax measures that will move our economy forward in a stronger, more equitable manner, and that will provide solid sources of revenue to help fund a more equitable federal government for all of us. Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ellison introduced legislation that would raise billions to invest in our economy by taxing Wall Street financial transactions. The Inclusive Prosperity Act (H.R. 1144/S. 434) would tax the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. The tax imposed will be 0.5 percent on stocks, 0.1 percent on bonds, and 0.005 percent on derivatives or other investments.

Please sign up now to make organizing phone calls from your own home to help bring even more cosponsors onto the Inclusive Prosperity Act and to urge Congress to reject the Trump tax scam. Too busy to make calls? Contact your elected officials and tell them to support the Inclusive Prosperity Act. Then, please pitch in $500, $50, or whatever you can afford to help us protest Trump.

“America’s working families need their country to invest in them again,”, Rep. Ellison said. “The money raised from a wafer-thin tax on Wall Street’s high frequency trades could raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our families, protect our environment and increase opportunity for all Americans. If the United States joins the dozens of other nations already benefitting from a financial transaction tax, we can create millions of jobs, while also reducing dangerous market volatility.”

RESIST and INSIST. PDA activists stand with our progressive champions in the House as they refuse to allow taxation without representation for our generation of Americans. Tyranny did not work for King George and tyranny will not work in America now. Make no mistake, we believe there is a strong need for tax policy reform. But that reform must reinforce not only our fiscal needs and but also our obligations to past and future generations to be fair and faithful stewards of funds collected on our collective behalf and for our collective benefit.

Make 3 calls today via the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121; tell your Senators and Representative to support the Sanders/Ellison Inclusive Prosperity Act—and to oppose the Trumpublican Tax Scam. Click here to send them an email. While all the crassness and dysfunction that is so evident under the Trumpublican reign may provide for ongoing drama from day-to-day, the policies being promoted must provide for our common welfare and security—not for the further enrichment of a privileged few. Join us today. Take action. Then please give whatever you can afford to support our opposition to Trump.

Peace,

Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director for Mike F., Judy, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Amos—Your PDA National Team

P.S. Save the date and time: our friend Wendell Potter is working with a newly emerging free media organization. We will host a conference call with him this Tuesday evening, November 13th, at 9 pm EST / 6 pm PST, to discuss the role of a free press in our democracy and his efforts to create Tarbell, a new independent media company. Click here to RSVP.

Wendell explains: “It is not hyperbole to say that the weakening of the iron core of journalism has enabled a new age of robber barons to emerge. We are living in an age that is strikingly similar to the early 20th century, when our namesake, Ida Tarbell, set her sights on the biggest corporate monopoly of her day. Her reporting led to the breakup of that company and to important antitrust and campaign finance reforms. Tarbell.org will pick up her mantle.”

For more info on the Tarbell.org effort, click here to watch a video. Click here to RSVP for the conference call. If you can, please give a little bit to support our opposition to Trump.

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