Day of Decision on Tax Bill

Last chance: Will Glenn Grothman vote with his party or do what’s right for Wisconsin families and workers?

Grafton – Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a conference report containing the latest changes to the Republican tax bill. This effort represents an irresponsible and fiscally unsound approach that will raise taxes on middle-class families to pay for huge giveaways to the largest corporations and the very wealthiest Americans. It contains provisions that will lead to higher healthcare prices and fewer people covered. And Glenn Grothman is already signaling that the deficits created by this bill will be used to justify cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Business executive and non-profit leader Dan Kohl supports bipartisan efforts to simplify our tax structure, eliminate loopholes, and reduce taxes across the board for middle-class families. Those priorities are nowhere to be seen in this legislation which is estimated to add 1 trillion dollars or more to our national debt. CEOs from some of America’s biggest corporations acknowledge that tax savings will likely go to stock dividends and buy-backs and not lead to reinvestment or higher wages.

“The more that Americans hear about the details, the more they rightfully suspect this tax bill is tilted in favor of the powerful and the wealthy. Instead of doing the bidding of his party leaders and their biggest donors, Glenn Grothman should be standing up for bipartisan tax reform that benefits the middle class, supports workers, and promotes business innovation.” said Dan Kohl. “With his vote today, Glenn makes clear that at the end of the day he will always side with his party and not the people of Wisconsin. Next November Glenn will have to answer for his blatant disregard of his constituents’ wishes.”

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