Heard those radio ads lamenting our "highest in the world" corporate tax rate? And did you immediately respond, so why do so many corporations pay no taxes? Strange that right-wingers would think cutting the corporate tax rate might be the most popular part of the Trump tax "reform" plan -- apparently no one's buying tax-cuts-for-the-rich as "middle-class tax cuts" anymore. But you know why Congress always waits until budgeting has to get done to pass their corporate welfare "tax extenders" -- because corporate tax cuts are unpopular. So use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of the page, if you're on a cellphone) to tell your Congressfolk you want them to keep the corporate tax rate right where it is and close corporate tax loopholes so that the corporate tax raises more money and so good citizens and small businesses don't have to shoulder even more of the tax burden. And no, corporate tax cuts won't "liberate" CEOs to "create jobs" -- CEOs only create jobs when we make them, and when we close corporate tax loopholes, and bring back the return of the 91% tax bracket on millionaire income, we'll make them.
Meanwhile, H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, and S. 1693, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, don't actually do much about sex trafficking, despite their titles -- instead, they allow internet service providers to be held liable for the activities of those folks who use their platforms. They won't go after phone corporations for letting sex traffickers use their phone lines, of course, but I digress. These bills would do nothing but cow a lot of internet service providers into shutting down services that sex traffickers might use, but which law-abiding Americans do use, like message boards, mailing lists, and dating apps. And right-wingers who constantly complain that liberals "blame the wrong people" should note that these bills actually do blame the wrong people -- only those ISPs that actually participate in sex trafficking should ever be held liable. I mean, that's basic law-and order, and when politicians use the horror of sex trafficking to curtail the freedoms of law-abiding citizens, they also do evil. So the Electronic Frontier Foundation helps you tell your Congressfolk to vote down H.R. 1865 and S. 1693.
Finally, S. 263 might be called the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, but mostly what it does is prevent our government from implementing ozone standards! S. 263 would, ho hum, give states more time to comply with the ozone standards the Obama Administration EPA put out in 2015, would allow the EPA to review those standards every 10 years instead of every five, and would force the EPA to jump through even more bureaucratic hurdles before it can issue new ozone-related regulations. A lot of right-wingers seem to think (or, more precisely, want you to think) that the EPA doesn't consider economic costs at all when issuing regulations, but it always does, perhaps too much so, and "economic costs," here, shouldn't just mean a CEO's ability to gild the plumbing in his 19th vacation home, but health care costs, which would go down at least $2.9 billion annually if the standards stay the way they are. Note well, also, that this bill's main sponsor is West Virginia Senator Shelly Moore Capito, who made a lot of noise about opposing the Trumpcare bill only to vote for the "repeal only" bill in the end. CREDO helps you tell your Senator to help keep our air clean by rejecting S. 263.