Despite their bill's massive unpopularity, Senate Republicans are bringing tax reform to a vote today. Opposing corporate welfare and tax breaks for the top one percent like this is exactly why Bernie ran for president. We need to keep fighting and keep organizing. We can never stop defending the middle class and working families from the oligarchy of campaign contributors that want our entire government and economy for themselves.
Republicans love to talk about Ronald Reagan. It's almost like they have completely forgotten about the George W. Bush administration—or they don't want the American people to remember. The same trickle-down policies they are trying to pass now led to the Wall Street crash and the Great Recession, and progressives like Bernie saw it coming all along.
We cannot allow more handouts to millionaires and billionaires at the expense of hard-working Americans, who will shoulder the cost of the $1.4 trillion deficit increase incurred by this plan. The GOP is trying to install a corporate oligarchy at the top of our society made up of their billionaire campaign contributors. To them, if you can't contribute to their campaign then your interests are irrelevant. What they don't understand is that when we work together, the people have the power. Our organizing is the only counter to the GOP's lies about helping the middle class.
The American people aren't going to have the wool pulled over our eyes. We know exactly what the Republican Party is trying to do, and it's up to us to stop it.