Members of Congress didn't even try to hide the fact that the tax scam passed by Congress and signed by the President last week was nothing more than payback to their corporate donors.
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) explained, “My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Thursday that the Congress had to pass tax reform or “The financial contributions will stop."
While K Street lobbyists held the pen, Republicans negotiated a raw deal for hardworking families. More than 80 percent of the benefits go to the 1 percent. And while giant corporations will see a massive permanent tax cut, more than half of Americans will eventually experience a tax hike.
Hollingsworth's claim that this legislation achieves a "simpler tax code bettering the lives of Hoosiers" could not be further from the truth.
Too many members of Congress don't listen to voters because they are in the pockets of their corporate donors. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth refused to even meet with voters before voting for legislation that rips off Hoosier families, all to pay off giant corporations and the one percent.
He canceled a so-called "town hall" sponsored by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, for which RSVPs went to a Koch-brothers representative.
I showed up with residents from across the ninth district to ask him to start working for us, instead of against us.
This devastating tax legislation is one more reason why my campaign has committed to not taking any money from corporations. We need elected leaders who answer to their constituents, not to the highest bidder.