Non-tax changes in the GOP tax plan include:
1. Expanding oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. That means 129,000 Caribou mothers, aka reindeer, will not be happy if they have to share their calving grounds with oil rigs. With global warming, we need to use less fossil fuels, not more.
2. Repealing the Obamacare health insurance mandate will add 13 million more people without health insurance and a 10 percent increase in premiums for everyone else. Only in America could people be up in arms about the right NOT to have health insurance.
3. Allowing churches and 501(c)(3) nonprofits to use tax-deductible donations to endorse political candidates. This is a clear violation of the principle of “separation of church and state.” It’s bad enough to be bombarded by negative political ads on TV without going to church on Sunday to hear my pastor tell me who to vote for.