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Americans will die and our nation will go bankrupt - paraphrasing Larry Summers on the tax bill on MSNBC

Congress will soon vote on the combined Tax Cut and Jobs Bill and, if passed, 13 million Americans will lose health insurance, says the Congressional Budget Office. That and a 10 percent insurance cost increase will annually cause thousands of Americans to die prematurely.

It will bankrupt our nation so we cannot fulfill our responsibility to work together through our government to protect and empower all Americans. Bankruptcy may cause Congress to cut Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program and other public services that strengthen our country.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says in 10 years, when the plan is fully phased in, the lowest earning three-fifths Wisconsin taxpayers would pay about $365 million more, Wisconsin's top 1 percent would save an estimated $201 million.

Call and email Wisconsin's U.S. senators and Sen. Collins, Corker, Lee, Flake, McCain, and Rubio, tell them to vote against the Tax Cut and Jobs Bill. Once this bill is defeated they must take up renewal of CHIP and the bipartisan Alexander/Murray health care bill to stabilize the individual health care markets.

Bill Dagnon, Baraboo

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