Julie Meyer Profile picture
Nov 17, 2017 10 tweets 3 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
So. Lots of people have been talking about how bad this #TrumpTaxScam is for so many Americans. They are right. It is terrible.

But not enough people are talking about how bad this tax bill is for women in particular.

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The #sneakyrepeal of a key ACA provision in the tax bill would lead to 13 million more Americans uninsured within the next decade. The ACA as a whole would be weakened – threatening critical benefits for women like access to contraception and cancer screenings. 2/

Women, who make up 55 percent of Medicare beneficiaries, would be hurt disproportionately when, $25 BILLION gets cut from Medicare NEXT YEAR under the GOP tax bill. 3/

What does this tax bill have to do with abortion? Good question. This bill includes "personhood" status for unborn fetuses, writing anti-woman rhetoric into our tax code and setting a dangerous precedent for future legislation. 4/

The expanded Child Tax Credit gets expanded for the wealthiest the most. A single mother of two working full time earning min wage ($7.25/hr), would get just $75 next year. And – cherry on top – the credit disappears entirely after 2025. 5/

The bill eliminates help for people paying off student loans. The @AAUW found that women hold about 2/3 of the country's student loan debt – or $833 billion. 6/

77 percent of teachers are female. This bill gets rid of a tax deduction that teachers can use to buy school supplies for their classroom. 7/

The tax plan includes a credit for paid leave. Awesome! Except...the ugly secret is that this credit only subsidizes companies that already offer paid leave, and does NOTHING to expand that benefit to the millions of lower-wage women who need it the most. 8/

This bill would add $1.5 TRILLION to the federal deficit. That will put pressure on so-called fiscal conservatives to cut government spending in future years – and women will disproportionately bear the brunt of those cuts. 9/

There's SO MUCH at stake for women in this Republican tax bill.

I'm going to tell my three sisters. You're going to tell three friends. Let's spread the word and fight back together.

Call Congress: (888) 654-1854 /end

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