Sources say that Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) projected on Wednesday evening that they will likely vote in support of the $1.5 trillion dollar tax plan being pushed by Republicans and that passed in the United State House of Representatives before the Thanksgiving holiday and then surpassed a major hurdle of passing through the Senate Budget Committee yesterday.
Their yes votes for a bill which has been dubbed the #GOPTaxScam by detractors, are hard-earned: Republican leaders have been jockeying for their yes votes and negotiating for days, with each receiving massive incentives from Republican leadership in exchange for their yes vote.
The bill will now go before the Senate for a full vote. This tax reform bill will be a drastic and devastating effect on middle class Americans and students while giving the wealthy a tax break. In fact, taxes for at least 50% of Americans will go up under the plan.
Please call your Senators! Time is of the essence as this could go up for a vote by the end of the week!