PAX CHRISTI USA

See What the Bishops Have to Say about the Republican Tax Overhaul

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) came out against the “Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017” that recently passed in the House of Representatives and is now moving on to the Senate.

We at Pax Christi USA encourage you to educate yourself about this unconscionable tax plan, to call your Senator and advocate against it, and to thank your bishop, as as a member of the USCCB, for coming out against the “Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017.”

The USCCB wrote letters to the House of Representatives and the Senate about the tax bill, and here is an overview with quotes and information taken directly from these USCCB documents:

The bishops find this tax bill will not care for the poor:

Tax provisions for low-income, vulnerable people being eliminated:

The bishops find this tax bill does not strengthen families since it:

The tax code will no longer be progressive. A progressive tax code taxes those at lower-income at a lower percentage and those at a higher-income at a higher percentage. Pope St. John XXIII wrote that a progressive tax code is required by “justice and equity.”

Ways the tax code will no longer be progressive:

The bishops find this tax bill is unjust and does not respect the common good: