Sen. Corker (R-TN), who once said he wouldn't vote for any tax "reform" bill that added to the deficit, now says he'll vote for this tax "reform" bill that will add between $1 trillion and $1.4 trillion to the deficit over the next decade (possibly because of this development!), and Sen. Rubio (R-FL) apparently got enough of his demands met to declare he'll vote yes on the bill -- but, dismal though things seem, you can still use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom, if you're on a cellphone) to tell your Senators and your House Reps to reject this absurd tax "reform." Don't be swayed that the bill doesn't cut renewable tax credits after all, or that it doesn't repeal the Johnson Amendment after all, because guess what else would protect these good works? Voting against the damn bill, that's what. Just remember that the bill gives massive, unearned handouts to corporations and rich folks -- who got almost three percentage points lopped off their top bracket after all, how utterly surprising! -- and takes tax breaks away from working families such that they won't feel the half-percentage point dip in some of the middle brackets at all. Don't just take my word for it, though: read the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy's report.
Meanwhile, as you know, the FCC ignored the popular will last week (as expressed in over 20 million public comments to the agency) and repealed the 2015 Open Internet order that protected the internet freedom of consumers from corporations. But it turns out that the "resolution of disapproval" process we (rightly) despise so much after it killed internet privacy and forced arbitration rules earlier this year (and damn near killed methane emissions rules) can surely be turned on those who use it the most, and Sen. Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Doyle (D-PA) will soon introduce a resolution of disapproval that would nullify the recent FCC repeal right quick. With 48-and-soon-to-be-49 Democrats in the Senate almost certainly favoring such a resolution (one that can't be filibustered, you recall) and Sen. Collins (R-ME) probably willing to join them, the resolution would need just one more Republican defection to pass the Senate. Passing the House would be rather more work, but it wouldn't be impossible. The hard part would be getting the President to sign it; you know he won't want to, but how well do you think he'll defend a veto, and how much more wrath does he want to face from the voters? Let's find out! Consumer Reports, Free Press, and CREDO all help you tell your Congressfolk to roll back the FCC's anti-internet freedom vote.