Third Way Think Tank / Flickr Rep Suzan DelBene WA 1...
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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wash) remarkably exposes the GOP Tax “Scam” this week while triumphantly leaving Republicans no choice but to admit their self-serving agenda. Here is Delbene’s most recent facebook lead-in above the video, followed by an early post. 

Does the #GOPTaxPlan treat corporations and individuals the same in terms of who gets to keep deductions and who doesn’t? Nope, not even close.

In more depth… (in other words—nails it.)

The #GOPTaxScam eliminates deductions used by students, families and seniors, yet maintains the same deductions for corporations. What’s worse, while the wealthiest receive most of the tax cuts in this plan, some #middleclass families could see their taxes increase. Sadly, my Republican colleagues chose not to listen to the hardworking Americans who are just looking for a little fairness and relief in our #taxcode. Instead, they voted for tax cuts for corporations, adding trillions to the deficit, paid for on the backs of future generations.

Here is the CSPAN short video just over two minutes.

Video Excerpt: 

DelBene: A few questions: Will a teacher in my district who buys pens, pencils, paper for his students be able to deduct these costs from his tax plan under this plan?

GOP: Uh, H.R. 1 would repeal the above the line deduction for teacher expenses.

DelBene: Will a corporation that buys pens, pencils and paper from its workers be able to deduct those costs from its tax returns under this plan?

GOP: Uh, the general deduction for ordinary and necessary business expenses by any business entity is not changed. It need not be…

DelBene: So they would.

Yes, they would. Simply put, under the new GOP plan, corporations would be able to deduct business expenses, yet teachers who continue to be underpaid and who are sometimes the biggest influence in a child’s life—will simply have to eat the expenses he/she incurs in order to help educate our children. 

The GOP can spin it however they want, but the Republican tax plan/scam only benefits the rich and takes more away from those most in need.

Thank you to Congresswoman Suzan Delbene. And thank you to all Democrats who continue to push for the people and expose the GOP, knowing Republicans have the majority and continue to spit on those less advantaged in order to quench their unquenchable greed. But this will change. 

And we march on…

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