Mess of a GOP Tax Bill Still Hurts Older Americans

The tax bill that has emerged from closed-door negotiations between House and Senate Republicans remains deeply harmful to the working class, the elderly, and the sick. The only good news is that the bill retains the medical expense deduction which so many older Americans rely upon. The rest is bad news. The latest version of[…]

After Passing Senate Tax Bill, GOP to Target Seniors’ Earned Benefits

Maybe it’s no coincidence that the Senate passed its tax bill, vampire-like, in the dead of night. How very apropos for legislation that could lead to the lifeblood being leached out of programs that the elderly and working class depend on. Kudos to Senator Bob Corker for being the lone Republican to stand on principle[…]

Senate Republicans Hand Expensive Holiday Present to Those With Everything

“Senate Republicans have just given the wealthy and multi-national corporations an early Christmas present by passing the Trump/GOP tax plan, while leaving a lump of coal for seniors and almost everyone else. The president and his party in Congress are asking the poor, middle class, and elderly to pick up the tab for trillions of[…]

Outrage Crucial as Trump-GOP Tax Scam Gets Dangerously Close to Passing the Senate

When President Trump and Congressional Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare earlier this year, the gross unfairness of taking healthcare away from 20-30 million Americans sparked outrage across the country. Members of Congress got an angry earful from constituents every time they went back home. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office got so many calls they had to[…]

Letter Urging Senate to Vote Against Tax Legislation That Would Cut Benefits

Dear Senator: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to urge you to vote against tax legislation approved by the Finance Committee that would result in cuts to Medicare, and inevitably Medicaid and Social Security. Tax Bill Results in Immediate[…]

Trump/GOP Tax Bill Would Trigger Devastating Cut to Medicare

In the latest in a series of “oops” moments for the GOP, Congressional leaders apparently didn’t realize that their deficit-swelling tax scheme would trigger $136 billion in automatic cuts to mandatory spending programs. This includes a $25 billion reduction in Medicare spending, which would take effect almost immediately after passage of the tax bill. Needless[…]

Seniors, Working Class Will Pay for the Price of House GOP Tax Bill

“By passing their Robin Hood-in-Reverse tax legislation today, House Republicans have sent a crystal-clear message: the elderly, disabled, poor, and working class are no longer part of the GOP’s vision for America. This craven giveaway to the wealthy and big corporations at the expense of everyone else flies in the face of public opinion, basic[…]

GOP Tax Bill Would Trigger Devastating Cut to Medicare

“In their rush to enact a reckless tax bill, Congressional Republicans have overlooked a provision in federal budgetary law that would have immediate and devastating consequences for Medicare. Because the GOP tax plan blows a hole in the deficit, it would trigger automatic budget cuts under the little-known “PAYGO law” – including a $25 billion[…]

President Trump’s HHS Nomination A Bitter Pill for Seniors

“The resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price in September presented an opportunity for President Trump to select a nominee who would champion quality, affordable health care for all Americans, including seniors. Instead, he has tapped a former Big Pharma executive, Alex Azar. This is an ironic choice for a President who has pledged to lower[…]