Wednesday, December 20, 2017

GOP tax scam threatens Indian Country

Republicans hate American Indians even more than they hate Muslims.
“Congress has a responsibility to ensure that tribes are able to be self-sustaining and have access to economic opportunities, and that’s why the tax bill that just passed the House is so deeply disappointing,” said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Michigan) during a conference call following passage of H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In a December 13 letter, 38 House members called for changes to the tax bill that would benefit tribes. The representatives said the current tax code fails to recognize tribal sovereignty and fails to treat tribes on the same level as states and local governments. Kildee said he plans to continue proposing changes to federal tax law that would benefit tribes. “We’re going to continue to fight,” he said.
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