Vice President Mike Pence is coming back to Indiana on September 22nd. Reports are he’ll be here to sell Trump’s tax reform plan and try to pressure Indiana’s congressional delegation to fall in line. And while the details are still sketchy, we know that plan is likely to benefit the very wealthiest at the expense of working families and future generations.
Middle- and low-income Hoosiers together are projected to get just 11.7% of Trump’s planned tax breaks, taking home an extra $8 per week on average, while those earning $500,000 or more per year would receive a break of close to $2,000 per week. These cuts will cost us $4.8 trillion in revenue over the next decade, meaning lawmakers will either be slashing vital safety net and service programs, or increasing the deficit (maybe both). Read more about the tax proposal on our blog.
Hoosiers should reject the Pence sales pitch and tell lawmakers that real tax reform puts working families first:
Tax reform should be revenue-neutral, address rising wealth inequality, and bolster low- and moderate-income working families’ incomes.
No tax breaks for the very wealthiest.
No cuts to programs that keep working families' heads above water.
CALL TODAY to ensure that Senator Donnelly and Senator Young hear your voices loud and clear. The five minutes you take to make this call today could make a meaningful difference in the reform debate.