In the dead of night Saturday (at 1:36am, specifically), the Senate GOP passed the most regressive and repulsive tax bill to ever come out of the US Congress. Under the guise of “tax reform” the Republicans in the Senate (including Florida’s own Marco Rubio) approved a plan that increases our national debt by at least $1.5 trillion, raises the cost of college for middle-class Americans, and adds 13 million people to the ranks of the uninsured. All to cut taxes on corporations and allow the children of the wealthy to inherit billions tax-free.
Representative Yoho’s Op-Ed is full of omissions and outright lies. Below we will take apart his op-ed one paragraph at a time (his original text in bold, our response beneath), share with you how this latest Tax Bill (known as H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act) will actually affect you, and demonstrate how your own elected leader is not only betraying you but also misleading you . Read more
Back in September, US Representative Ted Yoho endorsed Roy Moore: “Judge Roy Moore is a proven conservative leader. He refused to bow to political pressure in Montgomery, and he will refuse to bow to political pressure in Washington. We need men like Judge Moore in the Senate to advance the conservative policies America sent us here to enact…I am proud to endorse Judge Moore and look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with him to fight for America, and against the failed status quo of Washington.”
I know what you’re thinking: But that was September. This was before the child molestation accusations. True. But if we factor in what Yoho surely knew about Roy Moore, his endorsement is still alarming. Read more
Fond of giving himself high marks for nearly everything, President Trump receives low marks for his recent tax plan. When he introduced the “Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code“ in a speech on September 27, 2017, he made several statements about it that are easily refuted. Why would he lie so blatantly while coming out of the gate on such an important part of his agenda? Read more
IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION:
Please contact TED YOHO and demand that he vote AGAINST The SHARE Act (HR 3668) by calling his DC office at (202) 225-5744; his Gainesville office at (352) 505-0838; or emailing him through his website: https://yoho.house.gov/contact.
You can also join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense’s efforts to defeat the SHARE act by texting SILENCER to 64433.
Indivisible Gainesville extends our deepest sympathies to the latest victims of the epidemic of gun violence in our country. This heinous act in Las Vegas, which took the lives of over 50 innocent Americans and left hundreds injured, is the 273rd mass shooting in the 275 days of this year. Read more
I voted for Hillary Clinton yet I am responsible for the election of Donald Trump. Why would I assume this responsibility?
As I processed the implications of the decision our country made on Nov. 8, I became perplexed with how this happened: If a majority of Americans voted against Donald Trump, why was Trump elected? Read more
“While we do not yet know whether Scott’s actions played a part in the inexcusable deaths at the Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood Hills after Irma, it is clear he values corporations more than the safety and care of our elderly.”
Governor Rick Scott did a good job in the week preceding Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall. But before we heap on too much praise, we should remember all that Scott has done during his tenure to make Florida residents more vulnerable to storms like Irma. His championing of government deregulation and continued denial of the effects of climate change have increased the risk that Floridians face during hurricane season. Read more
by Indivisible Gainesville member Julie Crosby
The Sun recently published a Washington Post article, “‘Dying City’ of Palatka Determined to Save Itself”. The article quoted a 2013 Florida League of Cities study that proclaimed Palatka, the county seat , to be Florida’s only “dying city” – meaning more of its citizens were moving out or dying than were being born or moving into the city. As one of those who left and moved to Gainesville twelve years ago, I believe this story has something to say to us in Alachua County as well as our neighbors in Putnam County about efforts we can take to help each other.
“City of Gainesville Commissioners: The Voters are Ready for This!”
Again this past Thursday, your city commissioners postponed the action of placing a referendum on the March 2018 ballot that would move our city elections from the spring to the fall federal elections cycle. This shift would save the city money and allow more people to participate in our elections. The primary reservations for the referendum were held by Commissioner Harvey Budd and Commissioner Charles Goston. Mr. Budd expressed concern that only an activist minority supports this change and that it will create more partisanship so he wants to hear more opinions; Mr. Goston expressed concern that this is an attempt to place more white officials on the commission. Read more