I cannot express strongly enough my dismay at the tax reform plan and the process by which it is being pushed through Congress in the name of “getting something done.” Based on the trickle-down theory and remarkably short of supporting data, Republicans are proposing a plan that gives tax cuts to the rich at the expense of the middle class, which gets meager cuts that are, one cannot make this up, “temporary.”
It will make college and graduate studies more unaffordable at a time when we hear every day how important it is to our economy and well-being. It will result in 13 million people losing health insurance and lead to cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, programs relied on by our elderly and low income (including working people). It will blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit.
Reform is needed, but this is not it. We can do better.