About a month ago, Representative Rodney Davis went on MSNBC to promote the Republican tax plan and failed miserably. Pressed for how this tax plan would help middle class families like those in his district, Representative Davis repeated that the plan is “fairer, flatter, simpler.” Davis was completely reliant on Republican talking-points and didn’t say a single word about how this would help his constituents that would lose the tax deductions they have relied on for decades to make ends meet.
Betsy Dirsksen Londrigan recently explained the dangers to the families in the 13th District if the tax plan is enacted by Congress. People with student loans, teachers that spend their own money, and anyone with extraordinary medical expenses will suffer while corporations get a tax break. There’s no evidence that this trickle down economic reform benefits middle class, working families.
Either Davis doesn’t get it or he doesn’t care. A drive through his own district would show him what Betsy was talking about when she talked about the people that can’t afford to lose their tax deductions. Teachers spending what they can to create better classrooms and provide for students. Families with medical expenses they need to deduct from their taxable income. Young people with extraordinary student loan debt with high interest rates.
In addition, recent polls conducted by the Gallup Organization and Quinnipiac University reveal that only 29% of Americans approved of the bill.
The 13th District doesn’t benefit when the top 1% and corporations get more help from Congress. That didn’t stop Davis from voting for the bill, but it should stop you from voting for him in 2018.