LATINO WORKING FAMILIES
CANNOT AFFORD THE GOP TAX PLAN

Americans believe in a fair economy that provides a chance for all people to succeed. Our nation’s tax system should reflect those values.

We believe a fair and just tax reform plan must:

  • Support working families and their children
  • Ensure that everyone, including the richest Americans and largest corporations, pay their fair share
  • Increase investments to help all hardworking Americans have brighter futures.
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But the current Republican tax plan will hurt the economy, cost us jobs, and lead to huge cuts in programs that help our community.

At a time when we should be doing more to help Americans trying to get ahead, the current administration and Congress want to push us all back.

MILLIONAIRES GET A TAX CUT. WORKING FAMILIES PAY.

The Republican tax plan would steal opportunity from working families to pad the wallets of the extremely wealthy.

  • It benefits the richest 1% and corporations and lines their pockets with the earnings of the poorest Americans.
  • It calls for trillions in dollars in cuts from Medicare, Medicaid, and other services that help working people every day.
  • And the GOP tax plan will balloon the deficit. This will be used to justify drastic budget cuts to SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance, and education programs that help families make ends meet and children live healthy lives.

Latino Working Families

THE GOP TAX PLAN RAISES TAXES ON THOSE WHO CAN LEAST AFFORD IT

The House Republican proposal attacks taxpaying immigrants and their children by restricting eligibility for refundable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and the American Opportunity Credit. Read more here.

It jeopardizes programs that lift millions of Latinos out of poverty each year. If funding was slashed or cut altogether, millions more Latino families and kids would be pushed into poverty.

And it steals the future of our young people. A record 3.6 million Latino undergraduates were enrolled in 2016. By 2025 1 in 5 undergrads will be Latino. But the GOP tax plan will put their college dreams further out of reach.

That’s bad for the Latino community and bad for the nation.

Latino Working Families

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR NATION’S BUDGET

The Republican tax plan is part of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant, anti-Latino, and anti-working families agenda. It will be used to justify drastic spending reductions including:

The proposed budget would jeopardize programs that help Americans make ends meet, including millions of Latinos. For example:

  • Changes to Medicaid and severely reduced funding would push states to restrict eligibility and/or cut benefits, impacting 18 million Latinos.
  • Eliminating eligibility for the Child Tax Credit—a pro-work, anti-poverty refundable tax credit—for tax-paying working families filing with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)—which would affect nearly four million U.S. citizen Latino children.
  • Drastically reducing funding for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), jeopardizing food access and affordability for 10 million Latinos.

 

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