Letters to the Editor

Lorentz letter: Tax bill

Trump promised the American people during the campaign that he would not cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. The GOP Senate Tax Bill, if enacted will trigger an immediate $25 billion cut to Medicare with additional cuts totaling $400 billion in 10 years (PEYGO RULE) while simultaneously gutting Obamacare causing 13 million people to lose their healthcare due to rising premiums. It will raise taxes on up to 87 million working families. Middle class families making less than $30,000 will get hit the hardest. This is how the GOP is funding the largest transfer of wealth in history to the wealthy. If this bill is enacted, the USA’s federal deficit will exceed GDP for the first time in 2028, which will force massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The GOP is in denial regarding what the AARP, CBO, and the Joint Committee on Taxation report. This is the most unpopular tax cut bill in history for a reason. This tax bill is a threat to everyone but the 1 percent. No fear Idahoans, Crapo/Risch/Simpson/Labrador are 100 percent on board with this money grab — voting for it in initial Senate/House votes and against the best interests of most Idahoans.

Tom Lorentz, Boise