“Big corporations and multimillionaires like Rod Blum got a huge tax break,” says a narrator in the new spot. “But for people who have to work for a living, Rod Blum’s vote raises taxes on the majority of Americans, rewards outsourcing jobs overseas, and adds $1.5 trillion to the national debt.”
The ad, soon to be echoed in other swing districts, follows on the work Not One Penny did to oppose the tax cuts in the first place. Unlike the coalition that stopped the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the anti-tax-cut campaigners fell short — but the bill that came out of Congress was much less popular than Republicans expected.
Not One Penny has been trying to keep support for the tax cuts low by emphasizing their benefits for the wealthiest. Leading up to a Washington rally on April 15, the coalition has been organizing “Repeal the Trump Tax” events — 100 of them across the country.