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Gianforte Votes to Cut His Own Taxes, Explode the Deficit, Slash Billions from Medicare

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Greg Gianforte voted last week to explode the deficit by more than $1.5 trillion and cut $25 billion from Medicare in order to give himself and the super-wealthy millions of dollars in tax cuts.

With a net worth of more than $300 million, Greg Gianforte is the wealthiest member of Congress.  According to the Tax Policy Center, the proposal that Gianforte voted out of the House would cut his taxes by more than $174,000 in 2018, and by as much as $320,000 a year by 2027. In 10 years, almost 50 percent of all the tax breaks in Gianforte’s bill will go to multimillionaires like him.

So how are Gianforte and his party bosses are going to pay for these tax giveaways to the richest Americans? By adding more than $1.5 trillion dollars to the federal deficit. To make things worse, increasing our national debt by trillions of dollars will trigger an automatic cut of $25 billion to Medicare next year, jeopardizing health care for older Montanans.

And yet, Gianforte has called this plan “fair.” He is actually so desperate to cut his own taxes that he told Lee Newspapers, “This is a do-or-die situation for the Republican leadership…We need to get it done by the end of the year or we’ve missed our window.”

Tell Congressman Gianforte to give you a tax break, not himself.

Montanans deserve better than a self-serving congressman.

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  • Unfortunately, big tax cuts for the rich are what about half of Montanans, and half of Americans, want. Many GOP voters are so-called embarrassed millionaires, certain that one day they will be rich, so they vote to protect and further enrich current millionaires in anticipation of their own, yet-unrealized, fortune. GOP voters have been falling for trickle-down economics scams since Reagan sullied the White House halls. GOP voters are generally very selfish and short-sighted, so they are easy to fool. The trickle down economic policies of Reagan, G.W. Bush, and now Trump are pyramid schemes have been fooling them for nearly forty years.

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