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BONUS CHECKS! House Republicans voted to take away health care from millions of Americans. Then, they gave out bonus checks to CEOs instead of protecting Social Security and Medicare! #GOPTaxScam

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MUST-WATCH: Check out how CEOs and executives feel about the Republican tax bill. Who was the GOP tax scam really for? #GOPTaxScam

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The first GOP Tax Scam added $2 trillion to the national debt – sticking our children with the bill for massive tax breaks for Big Pharma, Wall Street and the wealthiest 1 percent.

Today, House Republicans are pushing #TaxScam2: their cynical scheme to make tax breaks for billionaires permanent – handing tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent every year.

While Republicans enrich their wealthy donors, Democrats are fighting FOR THE PEOPLE:
*Lowering your health care costs and prescription drug prices
*Increasing your pay through strong economic growth by rebuilding America
*Cleaning up corruption to make Washington work for you
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@BetoORourke calls for putting partisanship aside and to bringing people together. #TexasSenateDebate
Ted Cruz claims religious liberty is under assault. Yes - for atheists, Muslims, etc #TexasSenateDebate
@BetoORourke lists Federal Judges that are not qualified that GOP has put through to push their agenda. #TexasSenateDebate

Also Texas is 50th for voter turnout.
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Trump claims he's scrapping the 2019 pay raise for civilian federal employees [which would have cost $25B] "to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course," but his #GOPTaxScam will cost Treasury an average of $190B EACH year for the next decade. [per @sahilkapur]
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The Republican Party can NEVER AGAIN claim to be the party of patriotism, national security, fiscal responsibility, family values, morality, or American leadership on the world stage. (1)
Patriotism: @realDonaldTrump’s disgusting display of deference and subservience to @KremlinRussia_E Putin, combined with the myriad of @GOP senators prostrating themselves (on July 4th, no less) to Putin was a shameful display of treasonous behavior. (2)
National Security: The removal of security clearance from @JohnBrennan, continued attacks on the @FBI and @TheJusticeDept coupled with treasonous activities of @DevinNunes and others harm national security. The fact that @SenateMajLdr & @SpeakerRyan remain silent = #complicit (3)
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Oh look, Paul Ryan’s dirty PAC is spending $10,000,000.00 out of the $30,000,000.00 it got from Sheldon Adelson.

Voters aren’t falling for the pathetically manufactured lies. But they’ll continue to ask why the GOP wants to destroy their health care and raise the cost of living.
Americans are worried about how we’re going to defend their health care, pre-existing conditions protections, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — how we’re going to increase wages and put an end to the rampant culture of corruption.
Republicans in Washington don’t have an answer to that. They have nothing to run on. In fact, they’re running away from their signature legislation (the #GOPTaxScam) because voters know it was designed to benefit wealthy people and corporations shipping jobs overseas.
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My big new bill, the Accountable Capitalism Act, would restore the idea that big American companies should look out for their workers, not just their shareholders. Why do we need to pass this bill? Just look at what’s happened since the #GOPTaxScam passed.…
The #GOPTaxScam showered more than a trillion dollars on big American corporations – a huge windfall for wealthy shareholders and executives. But workers have seen their real wages go DOWN.…
Let’s look at some individual companies: @WellsFargo got a $3.4 billion boost from the #GOPTaxScam. It turned around and announced plans to close 900 branches, while rewarding executives and shareholders with tens of billions of dollars in stock buybacks.
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Someone should really ask @tedcruz why, if he really wants taxes "paid on a post card," he doesn't just introduce a bill to institute return-free filing. Which would literally allow just that.
The answer, I'd guess, is that return-free filing would end the bait-and-switch Republicans have been pulling for decades, where they use people's anger at how complex it is to file taxes to pass bills that don't do anything to solve that but do cut taxes on the rich.
Between that and the tax prep lobby, it's little wonder the U.S. — despite having nowhere close to the highest taxes in the developed world — is the hardest developed country to do your taxes in.

And no @tedcruz, the #GOPTaxScam did nothing to change that and you know it.
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Democrats Fight #GOP Culture of Corruption to Make Washington Work for the People/1 #VoteBlue2018 #Midterms #Democrats #DemsWork4USA #WhyIVoteDemocrat It’s a vintage button with a donkey kicking an elephant saying “Kick out Depression with a Democratic Vote”
This week’s indictment of #GOP Congressman Chris Collins shines a stark light on the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among #Republicans in Washington today/2 #Collins #CorruptGOP #SwampThings
..and the story continues to widen as reporters unearth at least six other #GOP current and former Members of Congress who have recently owned or sold stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics, the Australian company at the center of the arrest of Rep. Collins./3 #GOPCORRUPT #Collins
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What do an FBI arrest, a special prosecutor, insider trading, tax breaks spent on yachts, and not disclosing shady businesses all have in common?

It all stinks of Republican corruption.

Let's take a look 👀
Now that #NY27 GOP Rep. Chris Collins was arrested and indicted on insider trading, his seat in Congress is in play!

It’s not just Chris Collins. The scandal runs through Texas ...

#TX07 GOP Rep. John Culberson
#TX11 GOP Rep. Mike Conaway
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American families’ costs are going up faster than any slight wage increase. Further proof the #GOPTaxScam was for the wealthiest few and corporations—not the middle class and those trying to get there.
If @realDonaldTrump and Republicans in Congress really wanted to boost wages and create more good-paying jobs, they should have invested in infrastructure instead of lining the pockets of wealthy shareholders and CEOs.…
If @realDonaldTrump and Republicans in Congress really wanted to boost wages and create more good-paying jobs, they should have invested in education—especially paying America’s teachers the salaries they deserve.…
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My life and that of my mixed race lesbian family would be infinitely better if #HillaryClinton were POTUS.
Same for the folks in my 95% black neighborhood and majority POC sanctuary city.
The #GOPTaxScam raised my health insurance premium to $1,978.10 PER MONTH. For an HMO.
Trump has tried wherever possible to decimate all #Obama's progress in domestic and foreign policy.
Trump even had to damage what #HillaryClinton did as SoS and before--like the #IranDeal and #CHIP.
Trump's only legacy is obliterating the work of others.
You can say the percentage of growth is up for this quarter, but it's irrelevant when wages are stagnant and the permanent tax cuts for corporations were not passed on to workers. What was passed on was higher #healthcare premiums and workfare for parents of #disabled kids.
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THREAD: Here are the facts about the economy you won’t hear from @realDonaldTrump or Republicans:
The GOP promised their tax bill would be “rocket fuel” for the economy. Instead, it blew up the deficit by a trillion dollars & sparked a surge in stock buybacks, benefiting the biggest corps, their execs & wealthy shareholders while leaving middle-class families largely behind.
Meanwhile, as the @washingtonpost reported: “since June 2017, the relative spending power of hourly earnings actually dropped. That’s not what Trump promised.”…
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2 years in power & all the GOP has to show for it is disaster!
❌Gutting the ACA
❌Plans to leave millions vulnerable to pre-existing conditions
❌Trade War already devastating Farmers and manufacturers

4 months till Nov elections
2 years in power & all the GOP has to show for it is disaster!
❌Children in cages
❌Thousands of children torn from families
❌Muslim ban (violation 1st amendment)
❌Bigotry and hate crimes on the rise

4 months till Nov elections
2 years in power & all the GOP has to show for it is disaster!
❌Refusal to secure elections
❌Refusal to act on Russian attacks and aggression
❌Support for the world’s worst dictators while antagonizing our allies

4 months till Nov elections
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Number of hours Peter Strzok was publicly interrogated by the House: eleven.

Number of hours the #GOPTaxScam was publicly debated by the House: ZERO.
Yes, lest we forget, the #GOPTaxScam was passed by the House AND Senate without a single public debate; the version passed by the Senate even had hard-to-read scribbles in the margins.

The entire thing was written behind closed doors by corporate lobbyists.
Number of hours the House has debated Trump's child separation policy: zero.

Number of hours the House has debated aid for Puerto Rico in 2018: zero.

You get the picture.
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THREAD: A near historic number of Americans (one in seven) are being denied pay raises, even as CEOs & wealthy shareholders hoard the benefits of the #GOPTaxScam – but according to @GOPLeader, you’re #BetterOffNow.
The price of regular unleaded gas has climbed 20% over the last year (thanks to Republican policies), eating away at working families’ paychecks – but according to @GOPLeader, you’re #BetterOffNow.
Farmers & factory workers are suffering under the retaliatory tariffs brought on by @realDonaldTrump’s recklessness – but according to @GOPLeader, you’re #BetterOffNow.
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Coming back from the holiday and catching up on the news? Here are some of the biggest stories you may have missed!
Republicans are standing by while Trump sabotages health care markets and raises premiums AGAIN! #ACA #ProtectOurCare…
GOP candidate says something racist? Say NO to racism by voting for @PaulDavisKS!

"While CNN has rated the race to replace Jenkins as leaning Republican, Democrats have lined up behind former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis to flip the district."…
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For those keeping track, under GOP/Trump "leadership":
—working/middle class wages are stagnant
—gas prices are going up
—healthcare prices are going up
—prices for a vast array of consumer products are going up due to (needless) trade wars
—the super-rich are getting richer
Any financial benefit a working or middle class family received from the #GOPTaxScam is more than countered by the increased prices for pretty much everything else (including, ironically, federal taxes collected at the ports due to Trump's tariffs).
When Trump boasts about the billions being collected from tariffs at the border... THOSE ARE TAXES BEING PAID BY CONSUMERS!

To add insult to injury, tariffs are also REGRESSIVE taxes; lower/middle class folks pay relatively more of their income in tariffs than the rich.
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This Republican control over all parts of our government defies comparison. On second thought, it feels like a Biblical punishment..Remember the 10 Plagues of Egypt?
#RepublicanPlague #CrimesAgainstHumanity #RiseUp
First, the waters of the land of Egypt were to be turned into blood....
The Clean Water Rule protected smaller bodies of water, like streams and wetlands, from discharges of all kinds of pollutants. But not anymore: #RepublicanPlague #CleanWaterAct
The EPA has delayed implementation for 2 years as the agency “clarifies” (read: eliminates)the rule.The decision is a clear gift to industrial polluters who loudly protested the reg in 2015 & GOP lawmakers who have falsely claimed the rule regulates “puddles on private property.” Large freighter ship spilled red and yellow toxic sludge into waterway. People in small boats float on the spill.
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6 Months After GOP Tax Scam for the Rich, House Republicans Target Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions/1
#ProtectOurCare #PreExistingConditions #GOPTaxScam
6 months ago, House Republicans passed their Tax Scam for the rich, which ransacked the future of our children to hand massive handouts to big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent./2 #GOPTaxScam #GOPCorruption #GOPGreed
Now, the GOP’s true cynicism is on full display, as Republicans are using the tax scam’s attacks on key ACA provisions to justify a lawsuit to destroy protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions./3 #ProtectOurCare #PreExistingConditions #GOPTaxScam
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THREAD: It occurs to me that while Trump retains high approval ratings among R's, his policies are much LESS popular. I think in terms of messaging, it makes sense to focus on policies, not Trump. Let's talk:
As long as issues get easily interpreted through party heuristic, trump keeps winning. Take it out of the partisan lens- let's talk about how
#TradeWar will hurt your business/job/home expenses.
#separatingfamilies offends your values
#Medicare helps you/your parents /2
Let's talk about how:
#SocialSecurity is your retirement plan that YOU PAID for
#GOPTaxScam gave money to the rich & at best put less than $20 in your paycheck
Yes- the election is a referendum on trump- but it should be about his POLICIES b/c those are the true horror. /3
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UN report presented to Human Rights Council this week found in U.S.:

40M people live in poverty
18.5M live in extreme poverty
5M in absolute poverty

Calls U.S. most unequal country in developed world.

Means 1 of every 5 people in U.S. live in poverty!…
From The Guardian in December 2017...the #GOPTaxScam is only making it much, much worse.…
Under Trump/GOP, US becoming more & more destitute:

US has highest child mortality rate of 20 rich countries
US among highest child poverty rates in the developed world, at 21%
US also high obesity rates, income inequality and incarceration rates…
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6 mos ago, in the dead of night, the GOP jammed thru the #GOPTaxScam lavishing tax cuts on big corps & the wealthiest few. @realDonaldTrump & the GOP promised this would help the middle class, & even give families $4K more in their pockets. But the tax law has failed to deliver.
Since the beginning of 2018, corporations have announced plans to repurchase more than $480 billion in stock buybacks. Meanwhile, the @washingtonpost reported that “wages aren’t just flat, they are falling” for the largest group of American workers.…
If you look at the numbers, corporations are reaping record profits as a result of the #GOPTaxScam, but that savings isn’t really being passed onto their workers.
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On the 6 month anniv of the #GOPTaxScam, I’m w @NancyPelosi, @JanSchakowsky, @CongressmanRuiz, @RepMcEachin & Americans impacted to discuss how it is leaving small biz behind, raising health care costs, & making retirement less secure. Tune in:…
My staff will tweet during today’s press conference on the #GOPTaxScam’s impact on middle-class families, small biz owners, & seniors. Follow along here using the hashtag #GOPTaxScam
Six months ago, Congressional Republicans passed a hastily written #GOPTaxScam law that adds $1.8 trillion to the deficit to give massive tax breaks to the wealthiest. The bill came to the Floor without hearings, testimony, &, very frankly, without proofreading.
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