Bennet Slams GOP Tax Bill In Weekly Democratic Address

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado pulls no punches in this week’s Democratic address, strongly calling out Republicans over controversial tax “reform” legislation currently fumbling its way toward President Donald Trump’s greedily waiting desk. Excerpt:

As early as next week the United States Senate may vote on a tax bill — an incredibly consequential piece of legislation affecting our entire economy for decades to come. Written in secret, this bill is being rushed to the floor without hearings or the chance for the American people to weigh in.

As the vote approaches, I’m reminded of a mom I met in the small town of Rifle, Colorado at an early childhood center. In the course of our conversation, she said to me, ‘I have a job so I can have health insurance, and every single dollar I earn goes to pay for this early childhood center, so I can work.’

Too many Americans face this cycle, living each day with impossible choices their parents and grandparents were never asked to make.

Yet, under the Republican tax plan, people making over $1 million a year would receive tax cuts of about $59,000 per year, while families earning $50,000 or less would see just $160 — or $7.50 more each paycheck. Tens of millions of middle class families would actually see their taxes go up.

Sen. Bennet is prevented by professional courtesy from giving you fellow Sen. Cory Gardner’s phone number, which in case you’re wondering after watching Bennet’s video is (202) 224-5941. Gardner isn’t maintaining the pretense of being “undecided” on the GOP tax bill in contrast to the many repeals of the Affordable Care Act he supported while affecting indecision, but we expect his phones will light up next week just the same.

If anything, callers might be more frank absent the need to be persuasive.


11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    I don't know why you insist on defaming  Senator Gardner.  100% of his constituents will see a tax cut.

    Both Charles and David stand to have millions more in the bank.

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    Where is Zappy when he should be in here telling us that M.B. has some sinister ulterior motive for opposing the tax bill?

  3. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    When you publish a phone number it should be Cory’s personal number, not his office.

  4. ZappateroZappatero says:

    Fuck “professional courtesy”. This is Bennet’s biggest weakness. Cory Booker testified against the Sessions AG nomination on principle. Bennet played along with Republican theft of a Supreme Court seat given to the hideous Gorsuch.

    The difference is obvious.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Fuck “professional courtesy”.

      Our President couldn’t have said tweeted it better . . . 

      • RepealAndReplace says:

        Zappy and Drumpf have a great deal in common. Yes, they are on far opposite sides of the ideological spectrum. But their antics and their tactics are a lot alike.

        • kwtreemamajama55 says:

          Not really. I have yet to see Zap verbally put down women or fear monger about immigrants or Muslims. I don't see him denying science, or saying that everyone who disagrees with him is a liar or corrupt. He doesn't threaten to lock up or beat up his critics.

          Granted, in his eyes Michael Bennet can do no right, but that's just one blind spot.

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