League of Progressive Seniors collect Money for Millionaires to stop the GOP Tax Bill

On November 27th, LPS members with buckets and bells were downtown collecting money for the rich. They told people their donations would go to the wealthy and could pre-empt the need for the Senate Tax Bill. The tax bill gives people with incomes over $750,000 an annual bonus of $34,000 (or more), and add $1.7 trillion to the US debt.  “There was no need to collect money for middle and low-income people,” says Jackie Boynton, a Milwaukee lawyer. “A waitress will get about $50 from the tax cut and it runs out in eight years. Then her taxes will be higher than they are now, so the working people have nothing to gain from the tax bill.”

With golden posters, buckets with bells and musical instruments – the volunteers asked hundreds of people to reach deep into their pockets. Carol Brill, longtime Milwaukee leader said “Every penny we collected was taken to Senator Johnson’s office for distribution to the millionaires (and billionaires) he knows so the Tax Bill wouldn’t be necessary.  Unfortunately, his staff would not accept the money – all $11.28 .”

According to Bruce Colburn, labor leader and activist, “This Tax Bill is designed to make rich people richer and helps no one else. We also know it swells the national debt so key community programs will be at serious risk. We are trying to make the United States secure for our grandchildren.”

For coverage of Monday's action on WISN click here .

Mike Rosen fires up the troops for the Money for Millionaires protest against the Trump Tax Plan.