It's Monday, so that means another phone call to your Senators telling them to reject the Trump tax "reform" plan, either in its House-passed iteration or its Senate iteration. Right before the House vote (and you'd have thought this would have influenced the House vote more than it did!) we learned that if passed, H.R. 1 would likely trigger a $25 billion cut in Medicare spending every year, and afterward the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation informed us that in 10 years' time, middle-class tax rates will go up, while the wealthy will pay less and less. But that's OK, because the tax cuts will engender YUGE and BYOOTIFUL economic growth that will magically refill the coffers of our government, exactly as no tax-cut-for-the-rich has ever done before. And again, the main thrust of this tax "reform" is to give corporations a huge tax cut -- one even American CEOs don't seem to think will induce them to invest more in job creation. But, as we know, most Americans are looking around at corporations crashing our economy and corporations making all the money from the Obama "recovery" and corporations stashing trillions overseas while refusing to hire new workers and they're saying why do these jerks deserve a tax cut?
Meanwhile, the Trump Administration, as you know, would like to make it easier for people to discriminate against others (mainly gays and women) on the basis of their "religious beliefs" or "religious conscience" or whatever, and since we still live in a democracy of laws, the Administration still must ask for comments on this matter, so the National Women's Law Center helps you tell the Trump Administration to stop trying to let people abridge other people's rights using "religious beliefs" as a damn excuse. That's what this is about, after all -- it's about rights, and though Russell Kirk used to love to say "rights have responsibilities" (as if civilized people were ever in the habit of saying otherwise!), the fact is we all have responsibilities because we all have rights, and there is no "right" to refuse to treat women suffering miscarriages because your twisted Jesus says they deserve shame and humiliation, and there is no "right" to fire gay or transgendered employees because your twisted Jesus wants you to avoid getting cooties, and there is no "right" to deny your employees birth control coverage because somehow your "conscience" is better than theirs. You know, for example.