The full Senate could vote on the Trump tax "reform" bill as early as today, so use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or on the bottom of this page, if you're viewing it on a smartphone) to find your Senators' phone numbers and call them to tell them to vote this monstrosity down. They're using the "promise" of a "revenue trigger" -- one which would pare back certain tax "cuts" if the bill doesn't goose up the economy as expected -- to get deficit "hawks" like Sen. Corker on board, but since no one's actually written this "trigger" in yet, we don't know which "cuts" would be affected (my guess is that the massive corporate welfare tax giveaway will not be among them), and if it's just a "promise" and not an actual part of the bill, I also figure that Sen. Kennedy's vocal opposition to that "trigger" is mere drama and won't actually affect his vote. Clever, these bastards. But they'll still take away the tax breaks that working families actually use, just so they can give corporations welfare handouts they won't use to create jobs. That's the Republican way -- hurt the voters for short-term political gain (in this case, continued campaign contributions from big donors), all while lying about it. But when good folks stand up, evil runs away.
Speaking of which, CREDO helps you tell our Government Accountability Office (or GAO) and the U.S. comptroller general to investigate the EPA's expulsion of more independent scientists from its science advisory boards, and their replacement with chemical and fossil fuel industry flacks. As Sen. Whitehouse has noted, EPA Administrator Scott "Cone of Silence" Pruitt has supposedly removed these scientists because they have received grants from the EPA and thus have a "conflict of interest," but that's mere deflection from the fact that folks from those industries that get regulated by the EPA have a much bigger conflict of interest once they give the EPA "advice." (Mr. Pruitt's reasoning also deflects your attention from a simpler solution: that scientists only advise the EPA on matters for which they haven't received EPA grants.) And some of the EPA's new "advisors" have, ah, made quite a name for themselves. Like the one who says the air is too clean for kids these days. Or the guy who thinks we should get rid of ozone standards because people spend most of their time inside. Folks like this want you to think the clean air and clean water battles are won, so their cronies in the fossil fuel and chemical industries can make more unearned money. But we have to win the battles for clean air and clean water anew every day. That's what democracy is about.