Have you ever heard of the “pay go” rule? I hadn’t either until I logged into the AOTA Legislative Action Center at www.aota.org/takeaction.
The “pay go” rule requires that any decrease in revenue such as tax cuts either must be paid for in other ways or automatic cuts happen in critical programs such Medicare, student loans and “safety net” programs. Right now both the House and the Senate have passed tax reform bills and leadership in both halls of Congress have indicated that this rule will not be enacted, but we can’t be sure and this is important!
According to AOTA, “there are many issues competing for Congressional attention over the next several weeks: completion of tax reform, funding the federal government, raising federal spending caps, reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, fixing Medicare policies such as the therapy cap, and working towards an agreement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” (Retrieved Online at: http://capwiz.com/aota/issues/alert/?alertid=79317626&PROCESS=Take+Action).
We need to be sure that our Senators and Representatives hear from us and we need to let them know that waving “pay-go” is a must. This means they must take action and so must we.
Go to the Legislative Action Center and you will find prepared text for an Email to send to your Senators and Representative. You can edit the text of the Email if you like but it is fast and easy. Stand up for our stakeholders and let your voice be heard!
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