Tax Cuts NOT Working for Iowans!

Tax March IOWA Week of Education | Digital Toolkit

December 16 – 20, 2019 

Ignoring overwhelming opposition from the American people, Congress passed the GOP Tax Scam — giving massive tax breaks to millionaires and wealthy corporations at the expense of middle-class families. This Christmas, Tax March Iowa will remind our elected officials that the GOPTaxScam is NO GIFT to Iowans! We are tired of a tax code that only benefits the wealthy and we’re sounding the alarm that after two years this law is still a failure.

Use this toolkit to spread the word about our actions, and help talk about how the GOP Tax Scam has prioritized corporate profits over the needs of everyday Americans.

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Most Important to Know:

  • December 16th: Listing Session — Tax March Iowa will kick off the week with a listening session at the Des Moines Office of Junior Senator Joni Ernst. We’ll hear from spokespeople from all different jobs, regions, and walks of life who will remind Senator Ernst that the tax law does not work for them, and call on her to fix it.
    • Follow along with us on our Facebook and Twitter.
  • December 17th: Press Conference and Postcard Party — Join us at 12:30PM as we host a press conference at RAYGUN, 1028 3rd St SE, Ste 2, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401, near the Cedar Rapids Office of Junior Senator Joni Ernst, where we will hear from spokespeople from across the state to reiterate that we must repeal and replace the tax law. 
    • Over the past few weeks we have collected over 500 postcards from Iowans to Senator Ernst, relating their displeasure of the Trump Tax she defends.
    • We’ll have hot cocoa, cookies and a sing-a-long as well as dramatic readings from the postcards.
    • We plan to deliver the postcards to the Senator and talk about the negative impacts of the tax law. Merry Christmas!
  • The official hashtag will be#2YearTaxTerror with supporting hashtags being #GOPTaxScam and #TaxTheRich

Suggested Tweets

Copy and paste these posts to share on Twitter.

Tweet 1: 

JOIN US to remind our junior senator that we MUST repeal and replace the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This Christmas, this law is NO GIFT to Iowans. December 17th, RAYGUN, 12:30PM. #GOPTaxScam

Tweet 2

The #GOPTaxScam reduced the rate that corporations pay from 35% to 21% a 40% TAX CUT. Instead of investing this money in workers, corporations invested in stock buybacks at record numbers to make themselves richer.  #2YearTaxTerror

Tweet 3

Between passage of the law and April 2019, Fortune 500 companies spent $927 BILLION on stock buybacks to enrich THEMSELVES rather than investing in employees. #GOPTaxScam  #2YearTaxTerror

https://americansfortaxfairness.org/stock-buybacks/ 

Tweet 4

60 profitable Fortune 500 companies – the richest companies in the country – paid $0 in federal income taxes, thanks to the #GOPTaxScam. 

These companies made billions of dollars in profits yet most Americans paid MORE in federal income taxes in 2018. #TaxTheRich #2YearTaxTerror 

https://itep.org/notadime/ 

Tweet 5

Just a reminder that Amazon and Netflix paid less in federal income taxes than most Americans in 2018.

We need a fair tax code that works for the American people not just to make the rich richer. #GOPTaxScam #TaxTheRich  #2YearTaxTerror

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Tweet 6

The #GOPTaxScam was supposed to “create jobs” and yet in the 1st quarter of 2018 companies spent nearly THREE TIMES as much on stock buybacks as what was spent on investment in workers. #TaxTheRich #2YearTaxTerror

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Tweet 7

Companies like @Fedex are a clear example of what the #GOPTaxScam has done for our nation.

Reward the wealthy and corporations, while everyday Americans are left behind. #2YearTaxTerror

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/how-fedex-cut-its-tax-bill-to-0.html

Tweet 8

Instead of giving massive tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires and corporations we should be working to create a tax code that works for everyday Americans. #GOPTaxScam #TaxTheRich  #2YearTaxTerror

https://twitter.com/taxmarch/status/1001913112931512321

Tweet 9

WE WON’T FORGET in the first year of the #GOPTaxScam corporations got millions, sometimes BILLIONS, in tax cuts and STILL thousands of Americans were laid off.  #2YearTaxTerror

https://thinkprogress.org/since-pushing-corporate-tax-cuts-to-boost-jobs-half-of-the-rate-coalition-has-laid-o

Suggested Facebook Posts

Copy and paste these posts to share on Facebook.

 

Facebook Post 1

JOIN US to remind our junior senator that we MUST repeal and replace the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This Christmas, this law is NO GIFT to Iowans. December 17th, RAYGUN, 12:30PM. #GOPTaxScam

NO GIFT TO IOWANS

Facebook Post 2

Between passage of the law and April 2019, Fortune 500 companies spent $927 BILLION on stock buybacks to enrich THEMSELVES rather than investing in employees.  [INSERT GRAPHIC 2]

Facebook Post 3

Just a reminder that Amazon and Netflix paid less in federal income taxes than most Americans in 2018.

We need a fair tax code that works for the American people not just to make the rich richer. 

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Facebook Post 4

Companies like @Fedex are a clear example of what the GOP Tax Scam has done for our nation.

Reward the wealthy and corporations, while everyday Americans are left behind. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/how-fedex-cut-its-tax-bill-to-0.html

Facebook Post 5

WE WON’T FORGET in the first year of the #GOPTaxScam corporations got millions, sometimes BILLIONS, in tax cuts and STILL thousands of Americans were laid off. 

https://thinkprogress.org/since-pushing-corporate-tax-cuts-to-boost-jobs-half-of-the-rate-coalition-has-laid-o

Facebook Post 6

Companies like Delta Airlines make billions/million in profits and pay less in taxes than their employees, thanks to the GOP Tax Scam that’s far from a fair tax code. 

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