Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A reckoning is coming

I'm angry. The American people are angry. And we're right to be angry. The GOP tax scam that Congress just passed is government for sale.

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm angry. The American people are angry. And we're right to be angry.

The GOP tax scam that Congress just passed is government for sale. It's a gigantic payoff to the wealthy campaign contributors who have funded Republican campaigns for years. And it's a slap in the face to the working people who trusted that their Congress would put their interests first.

Let me tell you something: This fight is not over.

My pledge to you is that as long as I sit in the U.S. Senate, I will work to overturn this moral atrocity and make sure giant corporations finally pay their fair share.

I will never back down. That's why powerful corporate interests are already getting ready to come after me and my allies, Senators Sherrod Brown and Tammy Baldwin, in the fight against corporate greed. We're all up for reelection in 2018, and they know that if they can get rid of us, their tax breaks will be secure.

Can you chip in $3 to help me, Sherrod, and Tammy win our reelection campaigns—and fight together to overturn the GOP tax scam? Click here now if you can.

Tammy and Sherrod represent Wisconsin and Ohio, two of the swing states that went to Donald Trump in the last election. If Democrats are going to come back into power, these are states we absolutely must win, and Tammy and Sherrod are the kinds of progressive populists who have proven they can win over working-class voters.

As for me, Wall Street painted a target on my back the minute I arrived in Washington. One Super PAC launched a $10 million effort six months ago with "just one single purpose—the absolute, immediate, and total defeat of Elizabeth Warren by any means necessary."

Things aren't any easier for Tammy. She's one of only two statewide Democrats left in Wisconsin, and the Koch brothers are already spending millions of dollars to defeat her.1

The same is true for Sherrod in Ohio. As the top Democrat on the Banking Committee, Sherrod has worked tirelessly to hold big banks accountable and level the playing field for working families. Outside groups spent $40 million trying to get rid of him in 2012.2 He beat them the last time around. If we stand together now, he'll beat them again.

The tax bill that the Republicans jammed through last week isn't reform. It's a heist. A reckoning is coming. And when it does, the politicians who voted for this tax heist will be held accountable for turning their backs on the American people. And then—with your help—Tammy, Sherrod, and I will be there to pick up the pieces, repair the damage, and make corporations finally pay their fair share.

Click here now to chip in $3—or whatever you can afford—to help me, Sherrod, and Tammy win our elections next year, undo this moral atrocity, and lead a progressive wave that wins control of the Senate win our elections next year.

Thanks for all you do.

–Senator Elizabeth Warren


1. "Outside groups launch new TV ads against U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin," Journal Sentinel, October 26, 2017

2. "Ohio's U.S. Senate race the most expensive -- well, maybe," Cleveland.com, February 3, 2013

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