#WhatsAtStake without Republican leadership: Community investments

Nov 06, 2018 | Communications •

Democrats like to talk about #WhatsAtStake and being #ForThePeople. Want to know what’s at stake? A booming economy, safer communities, and a strong military.

When everyday Americans look at their bigger paychecks or the “now hiring” signs in their hometowns, they have only one party to thank for that.

Spoiler: it isn’t the Democrats. No, they fought us every step of the way as we worked to help everyone in this country have a chance at a better life. Worse still, they’ve promised to raise the corporate tax rate — despite the tax cut being the reason for community investments.

Those “tax breaks for corporations” that Democrats continue to harp on about? They not only allowed small businesses to expand and gave millions of everyday Americans bonuses and benefits — they meant major investments in communities across the country.

Centennial Bolt in Colorado is using tax savings to combat homelessness in Denver. The money they saved was invested in a new 150-bed women’s shelter.

In the Pacific Northwest, Premera pledges $250M of tax cut to health coverage and charity. They’re using their tax savings to expand rural access to health care and combat homelessness. That includes a $1 million grant to Hope House in Spokane, Washington to build a new women’s shelter.

Want to see what other companies did with their tax savings? Check out this list of charitable donations. Can you believe Democrats voted against making all that possible?

Additionally, Democrats voted against creating Opportunity Zones in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Opportunity Zones provide tax incentives to invest in low-income communities– nearly 35 million Americans who live in these communities could see benefits.