Act to Protect the Johnson Amendment in Conference Committee

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State (http://www.au.org): Thank you to everyone who contacted your Senators last week! You raised your voice, and a damaging provision to repeal the Johnson Amendment stayed out of the Senate tax plan. … Continued

Tell Congress: Protect Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Private Activity Bonds in Tax Bills

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Tax reform bills have now passed the House and Senate. These bills treat resources for affordable housing production differently. The Senate Bill retains the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Private Activity Bonds … Continued

‘We Will Pay, and Our Children and Grandchildren’

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/12/04/will-pay-children-grandchildren/#.WiV8SVWnEdU By CHN December 4, 2017 Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Monday, Dec. 4 in response to the tax bills passed by the Senate and House: “The Senate and … Continued

New Study Shows How Taxing Rich Saves Lives, While Trump’s Tax Plan… Kills

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/27/new-study-shows-how-taxing-rich-saves-lives-while-trumps-tax-plan-kills Published on Monday, November 27, 2017 by Common Dreams Study found that candidate Trump’s plan would result in nearly 30,000 added deaths per year from all causes, while a plan put forth by Bernie Sanders would actually … Continued

Stop Tax Crisis in Congress: Protect the Poor

We need to keep the pressure on to stop these bills that stand to hurt the most vulnerable among us! From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): House, Senate Prepare to Begin Final Tax Negotiations Next Week This week the Senate passed … Continued

Another Poll Shows Broad Public Support for the Johnson Amendment

Posted at https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/another-poll-shows-broad-public-support-for-the-johnson-amendment Nov 30, 2017 by Rokia Hassanein in Wall of Separation A new survey from the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland confirms what previous polls have shown: The majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents agree that we should keep … Continued

ITEP Reports on What the Senate Tax Bill Would Do

From the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (http://www.itep.org/): Average taxpayers in all income groups get a tax increase, especially the poor Some low-income people would face a tax hike starting in 2019, the second year the plan would be … Continued

Say NO to the Senate Tax Bill

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): The Senate tax cut bill is an assault of economic and political equality as well as Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Some of the worst features of the Republican tax proposals … Continued

Simplifying the Tax Code, or Simply Trickle-Down Economics?

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/11/30/17512/#.WiA0t1WnEdU By CHN November 30, 2017 Editor’s note: The following article, reported by Kalena Thomhave, appears today in the American Prospect. It reinforces many of our own arguments against the GOP tax proposals. Senate Republicans may try to quickly move their … Continued