Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

If This Tax Bill Becomes Law, America Is in Trouble

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

If This Tax Bill Becomes Law, America Is in Trouble

Article excerpt

Conservatives are fond of quoting the statement, "The power to tax is the power to destroy." Based on the various versions of the current tax bills or the little that has been made public of these, we should consider what and who our Republicans in Congress, such as Rep. Keith Rothfus and Sen. Pat Toomey, are trying to destroy.

The list includes:

* The most fiscally responsible states (mostly blue states).

* Those with terrible medical problems resulting in large medical bills.

* Those least able to afford adequate health insurance.

* Graduate education and our best universities.

* The housing market.

* Property values, especially for those trying to sell their houses.

* Those making under $75,000 a year with the early end of their initial tax breaks (tax reductions for the wealthy and for corporations are not reduced over time). …

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