Week of November 17, 2019

1) IGSV November Group Meeting: We’re back! We took a short break this fall from group meetings so that all of you could focus on 2019 campaigns. Thank you for all that work! Our meeting this month will be by our member, Laurie Gneiding, focused on protecting our drinking water resources. Please join us on this Saturday, November 23, 2:30-4:30 at the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington. RSVP by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com. All are welcome, so please bring friends!

2) Democratic Debate: The next Democratic Presidential debate is on Wednesday. There’s a lot of politics to watch these days, given the impeachment hearings in the House, but it’s worth tuning in to the debate, too, if for no other reason than to see the contrast between the discourse of the two parties. Here are details: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/11/everything-you-need-know-about-next-democratic-debate/.

3) 2017 Tax Cut: Remember the signature policy achievement of the Trump administration, the tax cut in 2017? The data are now coming in about how it impacted our federal budget, the economy overall, and the companies who received the biggest windfall. The results are not impressive. Our budget deficit has grown at an even higher rate than anticipated, our economy has continued as though the cuts never happened, and the companies who received higher cuts invested less in the investments that would have helped their workers and the economy. Call our three Members of Congress to let them know that you want a repeal of the tax bill. You can read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/how-fedex-cut-its-tax-bill-to-0.html.

4) IGSV December Walk/Run and Group Meeting: Our next monthly walk/run and our December IGSV group meeting will both be on December 21. At 8 am, meet at the High Bridge parking lot for the Columbia Trail to get a little exercise before holiday feasts, meet other resisters, and enjoy our natural surroundings. RSVP by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com.Then at 2 pm, we will meet at the Clinton library for “Getting to zero: What it will take to get to zero carbon” by Stephen Leftly. RSVP by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com.Please spread the word and bring friends!

Quote of the week: “[T]he companies that received the biggest tax cuts increased their capital investment by less, on average, than companies that got smaller cuts.” – NY Times analysis of the impacts of the 2017 Tax Cut, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/how-fedex-cut-its-tax-bill-to-0.html