Montanans descended on the offices of Senator Daines and Representative Gianforte today to voice their opposition to the tax bill moving through Congress. The GOP tax plan, currently supported by Senator Daines and Representative Gianforte, gives companies a huge tax break for outsourcing; pays for tax cuts with drastic cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security; increases taxes on middle class families; and hands huge tax breaks to the top 1%.
The tax bill is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Americans and today’s actions follow on the heals of weeks of similar protests throughout the country and the state.
In Bozeman, protestors were denied entry to Senator Daines’ office, while his office in Helena was inexplicably closed. The Senator and his staff likely knew of the protests since they had been planned days in advance. Protestors entered Congressman Gianforte’s office chanting “shame!”
Senator Tester is the only member of Montana’s delegation to oppose the middle class killing tax bill. Daines and Gianforte are both millionaires who stand to gain from the tax bill. Neither has held a town hall in Montana on the tax bill they are supporting.