Desperate for a legislative win, Trump is attempting to ramrod an atrocious tax bill through Congress, with no consideration for the far-reaching destructive consequences of giving massive tax cuts to the hyper-wealthy at the cost of the middle class. The deficit will skyrocket, and most Americans will be hit hard.
Now, the National Fraternal Order of Police — the largest police organization in the country with over 325,000 members — has come out in opposition to part of the bill. The FOP endorsed Trump during his campaign, but are clearly displeased with his latest initiative.
The members of the Fraternal Order are concerned that the bill will cause a sharp hike in their taxes and force them to pay even more to the federal government, making it difficult for them to support their families. They estimate that their effective rise in taxes could amount to as much as $6,300.
The National President of the FOP released an official statement, decrying the proposed cuts to State and local tax deductions. Read the full letter below:
Fraternal Order of Police opposes GOP tax plan b/c of elimination of SALT. pic.twitter.com/RGjiMIfZk2
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) November 16, 2017
Hopefully, the letter will convince Congress to reconsider the legislation, seeing as it comes from a largely Republican-leaning organization. This tax bill is nothing more than a naked money grab for the 1% and will negatively affect the vast majority of the country. Republicans are going to step on the necks of the middle class just so their affluent friend can afford a few more yachts.