Babin and Trump tax bill are moving U.S. in the wrong direction

Jon Powell published an open letter to incumbent Representative Brian Babin in Sunday’s Polk County Enterprise. Here is the text in its entirety.

Mr. Babin:

You are wrong: we want affordable healthcare and good-paying jobs, not elected officials who reward the wealthiest Americans and big corporations with over $1 TRILLION in tax cuts.

Babin Tax Tweet 10 Jan 2018
Babin Tax Tweet 10 Jan 2018

You and Donald Trump are moving our country in the wrong direction. People are upset because you are rewarding big corporations over working families across Southeast Texas.

Adding $1.5 TRILLION to the debt our kids and grandkids will have to pay is inexcusable. Let’s use that money for our kids and veterans, NOT rewards for corporate CEOs and billionaires.


Jon Powell
Democratic candidate for Congress
Texas District 36


Houston Chronicle Business Columnist Calls for Healthcare for All

Chris Tomlinson, taking a pragmatic analysis of the healthcare situation in the US concludes that, “Someday, Americans will realize what other countries have concluded: Health care is like the military, police and fire services. It should be paid for with taxes and carefully regulated.”

If the Republicans in Congress and Trump in White House can’t come to an agreement on how to improve America’s health care system, perhaps it is time to take an approach that ensures care for all.

Tomlinson Houston Chronicle Business Article