How The Republican Tax Bill Will Hurt Middle Class Families

The PAC End Citizens United, based in Washington D.C., released a statement about the recently passed tax bill that was only supported by Republicans. President Tiffany Muller stated that the only people getting a Christmas gift from the Republican party in regards to the tax bill was their mega-donors who stand to profit handsomely. She pointed out how shameful it is that this bill passed and it once again showed how politics in Washington D.C. are rigged in favor of the very well connected wealthiest people in the nation. This rigged system has resulted in far too many politicians who only care about the special interests of these wealthy people.

The tax bill that was passed is going to very much hurt middle and lower class families which makes up the vast majority of the country. The only way to hold the politicians that voted yes on this tax bill is to take action in the 2018 elections and hold them accountable by voting them out of office.

End Citizen’s United created a “Big Money 20” list which shows exactly who is mostly just a puppet for special interests. 17 of the 20 on their list voted for this tax bill. That 17 incumbents had received $11.7 million to vote yes on the bill from wealthy special interests. They also voted against efforts to unrig the current system when they voted against reforming the system.

The “Big MOney 20” is End Citizen’s United’s biggest targets in the upcoming midterm 2018 elections. This PAC aims to raise $35 million from small donors which they will spend in order to throw these incumbents out of office. They are supporting their opponents who have pledged to unrig the system and return to listening to the average citizen of the United States and not just those like the Koch brothers.

The main goal of End Citizen’s United is to reform the rules surrounding campaign financing. The amount of money being given to some politicians by corporations wealthy people has gotten completely out of hand since the Supreme Court rules in 2010 that they have a free speech right to spend as much as they want. Ever since they have been buying politicians to do their bidding and ignore what their constituents want.

End Citizens United maintains a very active Facebook page. On it they share political news and their views on them. They also make posts showing which Democratic candidates they are backing around the country. One post lists their event taking place February 2-4 in New Orleans. The event is called the “Unrig the System Summit”. It is taking place on the campus of Tulane University and tickets can be bought through their Facebook page.

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