Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to raise taxes on the rich, restore the expanded Child Tax Credit, and reject a Medicare trustee nominee with too many ties to private health insurance corporations. Use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or, if you're on a cellphone, the bottom of this page) to find your Congressfolk's phone numbers and/or use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs.
Demand Progress helps you tell your Congressfolk to raise taxes on the rich, including legislation instituting a Billionaire Minimum Income Tax. Remember that Futurama episode featuring wrestling robots, where one of the most hated wrestlers was called the Millionaire? Now it’d be the Billionaire, because billionaires, simply put, make a lot of money off other people’s work and hardly ever pay any taxes. No use arguing that it doesn’t get taxed because it’s not particularly liquid, not just because “wealth on paper” still gets rich folks loans with real money in them, but because they want it that way precisely so that they don’t pay taxes! Yikes, don’t think just because something does happen that it must happen – or should.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to restore the expanded Child Tax Credit that existed for most of 2021. You remember, the one that delivered $250 and $300 checks per child, per month into working families’ bank accounts? Why, that’s like a campaign ad that writes itself! And, Democrats being so smart they’re dumb, they couldn’t keep that campaign ad going. Note well that the Child Tax Credit expansion did not just get blown on drugs, like Joe Manchin said and yes I will personally make sure he never lives that down, but did in fact cut child poverty in half – and, of course, when it went away, child poverty doubled again. So smart, they’re dumb, I said.
Finally, Be a Hero helps you tell your Senators to reject the nomination of Demetrios Kouzoukas as a Medicare trustee. Because he makes six figures for a private, for-profit health insurance corporation that offers those notorious “Medicare Advantage” plans that siphon off taxpayer money toward bad health care plans! And won’t say whether he’ll stop taking private health insurance money if he works for our public health insurance plan! And don’t believe anyone who says that private health corporation executives know things. The only thing they know how to do is squeeze workers and customers for money, and that’s no skill to brag about.