Ady Barkan, a dad with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), has been lobbying Republican Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine to oppose the GOP Tax Reform Bill, which will likely cut health care and social services in order to pay for huge tax cuts for wealthy Americans and corporations.
In addition to his lobbying efforts, the wheelchair-bound father was arrested for protesting the tax bill in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Barkan told MSNBC host Chris Hayes what the Republican Tax Reform Bill, which reportedly adds a trillion dollars to the deficit, would do to people like himself:
The most basic harm it would do is that it would require immediate huge cuts to social spending, including Medicare disability, 400 million dollars over ten years.
And if those cuts go into effect as they will under the current law I might not have access to the life-saving equipment and the drugs that could help buy me another year or two years or three years to see my little baby boy learn to read or shoot a basketball or go to first grade.
I’m desperate for that time, and I paid into Medicare just like all of us pay into every two weeks. We make a commitment to one another and to our society that we’re going to protect each other in case tragedy strikes.
Barkan noted that Republicans have promised to cut social services and health care entitlement programs after they vote in the GOP Tax Reform bill.
Barkan asked people to go to StopGOPTaxScam.com to learn more.
There has not been any opposition raised by conservative Christian “pro-life” groups over the proposed GOP Tax Reform bill and what it could to to people’s health care.