All hands on deck! We have to defeat the bill that would harm millions of working people so the rich can get even bigger tax breaks.
If passed under current budget rules the GOP tax bill would result in immediate cuts of over $100 billion in health and human services, including $25 billion per year to Medicare. This quarter-trillion dollar cut would impact the care of seniors and people with disabilities as well as their families that all depend on this crucial program.
See also http://calaborfed.org/take-action-no-on-gop-tax-scam-on-working-people/
The actions will call on GOP members of Congress to reject final passage of the bill as it heads to a joint Senate-House conference committee this week. The bill is projected to add over $1 trillion to the federal deficit, triggering massive automatic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and many other vital programs.
The repeal of portions of the Affordable Care Act included in the bill would result in 1.7 million Californians losing their health insurance in the next decade and would spike premiums for nearly everyone else. The bill will also add to most Californians’ tax burden while providing massive tax breaks to the large corporations and millionaires and billionaires who fund political campaigns. Newspaper editorials from across the state have sharply criticized the bill as a rotten deal for California.
The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.