The Republicans' tax "reform" bill has taken further PR hits as more and more Americans have realized that it won't be much of a Christmas present for them, so use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of this page, if you're on a cellphone) to find your Reps' and Senators' phone numbers so you can tell them to reject any tax "reform" bill that comes out of the conference between House and Senate tax "reform" bills. You already know the Republican tax "reform" plan would cut corporate taxes and repeal a lot of the tax breaks (like property tax deductions and state and local tax deductions) that working families take. You may also know that their plan also would get rid of renewable energy tax credits and would repeal the Johnson Amendment, which latter item would turn many American churches into money-laundering operations for big campaign donors. But the best way to think about the damage the tax "reform" plan would do? Think of big pharmaceutical corporations that would reap hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare while still price-gouging good Americans. And then ask yourself, why do these assholes deserve a tax cut?
Meanwhile, our government will be renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (a.k.a. NAFTA, a.k.a. SHAFTYA) next week. I commend President Trump for putting a stake in the heart of the Trans-Pacific "Partnership," but he'll undo that good work if he doesn't improve NAFTA for the benefit of the American people. Given that his own Commerce Secretary has said, out loud, that the aforementioned TPP would be a good model for NAFTA renegotiation, and given President Trump's own refusal to demand that a renegotiated NAFTA get rid of the "investor-state dispute settlement" mechanisms that nullify our laws and outsource our jobs, you can see where a reasonable person might be a bit skeptical that President Trump really wants to act in the best interest of the American people. But again: it doesn't matter what he wants; it matters what we want. So Public Citizen still helps you demand that your Congressfolk oppose any renegotiated NAFTA that contains an "investor-state dispute settlement" mechanism therein. They responded to us last year, but as civilized people, we understand that we must win our freedoms over and over again, because evil people keep coming to take them away from us.