The Tax Justice Truth Tour:
Exposing the Tax Heist
The tax legislation passed last year by our Republican-led Congress and signed into law by President Trump has had catastrophic effects on our communities and threatens the financial security of millions of households. It’s clear who the GOP’s tax law was written for—and it is not the men, women, and children whom Jesus championed. Instead of investing in our shared future and ensuring that every person and business contributes their fair share towards the common good, Congress enacted a tax law that is disastrous for workers, middle-class families, small businesses, and our economy.
Now, Nuns on the Bus: Tax Justice Truth Tour is going to travel the country to tell the truth about the Republican tax law and hold elected officials accountable for their votes in favor of the bill.
The 2017 tax law violates our values and NETWORK’s principles of tax justice. We need tax policy that serves the common good by being progressive, investing in our shared future, and reversing harmful economic inequality in our nation.
President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders lied and promised that their their tax cuts would help workers and families. The reality is that the tax cuts went directly to the wealthiest people and corporations and stayed there, exactly what we expected to happen.
- Only 4% of employees—6.3 million workers out of nearly 148 million—have been promised either a one-time bonus or a wage hike by their employer since the tax law passed.*
- Corporations are getting 9 times as much in tax cuts as they are giving to workers in one-time bonuses and wage hikes.*
After the Trump tax plan passed, Sister Simone said: “It is crystal-clear who the Republican Members of Congress serve, and it is not the men, women, and children that Jesus championed.”
Without shared investment in our shared future, our nation will struggle. The effects of this tax law will hurt families on the economic margins, and other vulnerable communities most. The Nuns on the Bus are going on the road to expose the lies about the Republican tax law and call for justice in our tax policy. Join us!
*Source: Americans for Tax Fairness: Key Facts: How Corporations Are Spending Their Trump Tax Cuts