MAGA Republicans are so petty that they will throw veterans under the bus

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Last week, in a surprise turn, Sens. Schumer and Manchin announced that they had reached an agreement on a reconciliation package — The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

Following a year of turmoil surrounding reconciliation, this is a major step forward towards a Democratic agenda. Some highlights:

  • A 15% Corporate Minimum Tax ensuring the ultra-rich pay their fair share

This bill would be an incredible step forward for the American people and the world itself, staving off the impending doom of a climate crisis.

But, of course, Republicans could not let this go without throwing a tantrum.

Immediately following the news of a reconciliation agreement, in a fit of rage worthy of a toddler, Senate Republicans blocked the PACT Act — a bill that would expand health care and benefits to veterans exposed to toxins while deployed.

A bipartisan bill to help veterans, previously passed by the Senate in June by a vote of 84–14 before having to return due to a procedural issue, was blocked by Senate Republicans just to throw a tantrum. The same MAGA extremists yelling “support our troops” chose to risk the lives of those who serve and delay the care veterans desperately need just because they were mad at Democrats.

This is the future we have to look forward to if we don’t win in November — acts of petty retribution not based on ideology or the will of the American people but rather grounded in the need to stick it to another political party.

We cannot allow this to become our new reality.
We must vote them out before more Americans suffer.

With that, here are your weekly to-dos:

Your 6 weekly to-dos

  1. Click here to call your senator and tell them they must pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 immediately! We already know MAGA Republicans will do anything in their power to block this bill and prevent us from delivering for the American people. Fortunately, we don’t need their votes, as long as Democrats hang together. The bill is currently on track to make it to the Senate floor this week. We have a short window in which to make sure it has the support needed to pass and we can not allow Democrats to back down on this historic deal. Call your senators now, and let them know that the American people need this to pass without delay.

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We are now 98 days out from the November election. Republicans are consistently showing that they have no desire to run this country with the will of the people in mind. MAGA Republicans want to center petty retribution and their own wealth above the wellbeing of everyday Americans. Let’s make sure we do the work so that they don’t have the chance.

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