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Republicans’ Proposed Tax Plans Will Have Devastating Consequences for People With Disabilities

2017 has been marked by a continuous war on people with disabilities by the GOP, and its tax plans are no exception.

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Robyn Powell, Rewire

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell.

Nov 15, 2017 | Living with a disability can be very expensive—and it is about to get a whole lot worse if congressional Republicans have their way. If passed, the GOP’s proposed tax plans in both the U.S. Senate and House will have devastating consequences for the nearly 20 percent of people in the United States who have disabilities.

Although members of the GOP claim their plans will lead to significant tax cuts for the middle class, that is not entirely certain. What is clear, however, is that based on the plans’ current incarnations, people with disabilities will likely face greater tax burdens and decreased opportunities to live the life they choose. Powell is a disability rights attorney, PhD candidate at Brandeis University, and freelance writer. Her work has appeared at The Establishment, Vox, Huffington Post, Bustle, and xoJane.


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