They are “heavily slanted toward the rich,” the organizations’ letter states, as they include “the reduction in the top individual income tax rate that exclusively affects the tiny percentage of people with annual income above $500,000 ($600,000 for couples), the special new deduction for individuals owning so-called ‘pass-through’ business entities, the tax cuts for multi-million-dollar estates (which doubled the amount of a couples’ assets exempt from the estate tax from $11 million to $22 million), and the increase in the amount of income exempt from the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).”

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Extending these cuts beyond their current 2025 deadline, the CBO estimates, would cost an additional $650 billion over the next decade on top of the $1.9 trillion price-tag of the TCJA.

That cost will give Republicans “an excuse for still deeper cuts” to services including Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and environmental protection, the letter warns.

It concludes by urging the lawmakers to “oppose an extension of TCJA tax cuts and instead support legislation to ensure that the wealthy and large profitable corporations pay their fair share so that we have the revenue needed to invest in our families and communities to strengthen public education, fix infrastructure, make healthcare more affordable, assist families in need of affordable childcare, housing, nutrition and other basics, and provide a secure retirement with dignity.”

Their missive was released the same day as Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) rolled out an analysis showing that while the nation’s “Big 6” Wall Street banks—namely Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo—are making out like bandits from the tax plan, they’re throwing crumbs at their rank and file workers.

“Contrary to the rosy projections of the new tax law’s authors, corporate tax cuts are not ‘trickling down’ to workers but instead are pooling at the top benefiting CEOs and the richest 1 percent. That is sure to continue in future years—you can bank on it,” declared ATF executive director Frank Clemente.

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