99 Percent Out Loud Inc is a non-partisan non-profit organization with the goal of making Congress work for all Americans instead of special interests, corporations and the 1%. It’s time to bring fairness back to our democracy and promote prosperity for all.

What we do: We provide information on legislation that impacts the middle-class (a term that has come to represent the 99% since most Americans identify as middle-class). Then we encourage all Americans to unite together to remind Congress who they work for – US! We can no longer sit on the sidelines and allow big money to rule Congress. Our strength is in our numbers. If we speak out loud with one voice, Congress must listen. And that’s how democracy works for everyone and not just the few at the top.

What can I do? Be out loud! Democracy is a team sport. You can’t get results by sitting on the sidelines. There are no pinch hitters so it’s up to all of us to get involved. It’s easy and takes just minutes. Call your members of Congress to express how you want them to vote on legislation. Remember, they work for you.

Poll shows Congress doesn't listen to voters

Um, hello? Congress should work for US and not their rich donors.

Congress has forgotten who they work for. A Quinnipiac Poll taken on November 15th shows that only 25% of voters approve of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But the House passed it anyway. And the Senate is poised to pass it. Who are they working for? Apparently they don’t care about what the American people think.

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Rich get tax cuts on backs of middle class

Poor Pay for Tax Cuts for Rich

According to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will RAISE taxes on families that earn $75,000 and less. In 2021, taxes will increase for families that make $10,000 – $30,000.  By 2027, families that earn $30,000 – $75,000 will see their taxes go up.

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50% get Tax Increase in 2027

50% of Families get Tax INCREASE in 2027 under Senate Tax Plan

The Senate version of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will result in taxes going UP for 50% of Families by 2027. Yes, taxes will INCREASE for half of all families in a decade if this tax plan passes (according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.  But guess whose taxes won’t go up?

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Alternative Minimum Tax

Zero Taxes for Millionaires – No Joke

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The AMT was enacted to stop millionaires from using tax loopholes to pay zero taxes as was common in the past. Congress wants to eliminate the AMT and allow millionaires to once again abuse tax loopholes (which haven’t been eliminated) to pay zero taxes.

 » Read more about: Zero Taxes for Millionaires – No Joke  »

No corporate tax cuts

History Shows Tax Cuts Won’t Lead to Wage Hikes

The Reagan tax cuts of 1986 / 1987 reduced corporate taxes from 46% to 34%.  Politicians would have you believe that worker wages went up resulting from these cuts, but the facts prove otherwise. While GDP soared, worker wages actually DROPPED by 6%. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  is a corporate giveaway that will help shareholders and CEO’s on the back of workers.

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Tax cuts add to deficit

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adds $1.7 Trillion to Deficit – No Kidding

In what universe is it okay to finance tax cuts? What happened to fiscal responsibility? We’re borrowing money in order to pay for taking in less money. This will leave us with more public debt to leave our children. Let’s get back to fiscal responsibility. Call your Senators at (202) 225-3121 and tell them vote NO on tax cuts that raise the deficit.

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Middle Class get Tax Hike

13.8 Million Middle Class Get Tax HIKE in Tax Bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the US House of Representatives will lead to 13.8 million people in the middle class getting a tax hike according to the Congressional Bipartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. Will you be one of them? This bill is a giveaway to corporations and the 1% on the backs of the middle class.

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Don't finance tax cuts

Even a Preschooler Knows you Don’t Finance Tax Cuts

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the US House of Representatives will add $1.7 Trillion to the deficit. What happened to fiscal responsibility? The House voted to finance tax cuts for the 1% and corporations while leaving the middle class with debt. Call you Senators at 202-225-3121 and tell them to pay off the debt first.

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Awareness and knowledge are necessary building blocks for an effective democracy. Stay informed on issues that impact the 99% by reading the information below. Than call your Members of Congress and tell them what you think. Never forget – they work for YOU.

 

 

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Where do YOU stand?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 but his words still ring true today. Watch this video and decide where YOU stand.

 

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Why FCC killed net neutrality

Almost everyone likes Net Neutrality…so why did the FCC kill it?

Almost everyone likes Net Neutrality including a vast majority of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. That’s right. Net neutrality has bi-partisan support. A rare thing these days. So why did the FCC kill it? Watch this video and find out.

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Congress ignores will of voters

Congress wouldn’t DARE pass major legislation with only 25% voter approval, right? Check out this video and see.

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Tax cuts help rich at expense of poor

Does the Tax Cut Bill help the Middle Class?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is touted as helping the Middle Class…but does it? Watch this video and judge for yourself.

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Corporate tax cuts don't raise worker wages

Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Raise Worker Wages

Think corporate tax cuts will raise worker wages? Watch this video and see for yourself.

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Big Surprise – Congress Ignores Will of Voters to Favor Special Interests

If you need yet another example of how Washington politicians ignore voters in favor of special interests, take a look at the inability of Congress to stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The American public and the NRA are at odds on gun policy. In June 2017 a Quinnipiac University poll found that 94% of voters support background checks for all gun buyers – including 93% of Republicans.

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Social Security Cuts

The Beginning of the End of Social Security

If Social Security were a person, it would be a senior citizen. On August 14th, the program had its 82nd birthday. It’s had a long life and is responsible for the financial security of generations of Americans during retirement. Too bad some in Congress want to kill it.

Congress has had Social Security in their sights for years.

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Senate healtcare bill

Senate Healthcare Bill – Major Tax Cuts for the Mega-Rich and Benefit Cuts for Everyone Else

If you need more proof that politicians don’t work for the average American, take a look at the Senate Healthcare Bill that benefits medical corporations and the mega-rich at the expense of hardworking Americans.

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Wealth Inequality

You Gotta Watch This Video on Wealth Inequality

If you thought income inequality was bad, wait until you see this video on wealth inequality. Truly eye opening. It’s time we restore fairness to our country. Our economy must benefit all citizens and not just the top 1%!

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Want healthcare? Repair don’t Repeal the ACA.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans want Congress to work together to fix the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed Obamacare. Only 32 percent of Americans want the law repealed. Make Congress listen to we the American people. Tell them to repair and don’t repeal the ACA.

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Be United

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It’s time to take off your Democrat hat or your Republican hat and put on your American hat.

And our President agrees with us.

“What truly matters is not which party controls our government but whether our government is controlled by the people.” ~ President Donald J. Trump, Inaugural Address

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Hate is Not An American Value

No child in America was born with hate in their heart. We all come into this world pure and innocent. But over the course of time, some children grow up to become torch-wielding angry marchers like those in Charlottesville, Virginia. How does an innocent soul become a white supremacist, neo-Nazi,

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Be OutLoud

Lookup Your Senators & Representative

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Congress in my Contacts

What can the average citizen do to be heard in Washington? Use your voice! Look up your member of Congress and save their phone number in your cell contacts. Then call them after coffee each morning to let them know your opinion on legislation. We must hold them accountable for their votes.


Your Secret Weapon

Your Secret Weapon for Real Change Fits in Your Hand

Ninety-five percent of American’s own a cell phone, but most of them don’t realize this device is their secret weapon to real change. Imagine if 95% of Americans called their Members of Congress daily and demanded they work for the people instead of special interests, corporations, and the 1%.

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Poll shows Congress doesn't listen to voters

Um, hello? Congress should work for US and not their rich donors.

Congress has forgotten who they work for. A Quinnipiac Poll taken on November 15th shows that only 25% of voters approve of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But the House passed it anyway. And the Senate is poised to pass it. Who are they working for? Apparently they don’t care about what the American people think.

 » Read more about: Um, hello? Congress should work for US and not their rich donors.  »

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Rich get tax cuts on backs of middle class

Poor Pay for Tax Cuts for Rich

According to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will RAISE taxes on families that earn $75,000 and less. In 2021, taxes will increase for families that make $10,000 – $30,000.  By 2027, families that earn $30,000 – $75,000 will see their taxes go up.

 » Read more about: Poor Pay for Tax Cuts for Rich  »

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50% get Tax Increase in 2027

50% of Families get Tax INCREASE in 2027 under Senate Tax Plan

The Senate version of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will result in taxes going UP for 50% of Families by 2027. Yes, taxes will INCREASE for half of all families in a decade if this tax plan passes (according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.  But guess whose taxes won’t go up?

 » Read more about: 50% of Families get Tax INCREASE in 2027 under Senate Tax Plan  »

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Alternative Minimum Tax

Zero Taxes for Millionaires – No Joke

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The AMT was enacted to stop millionaires from using tax loopholes to pay zero taxes as was common in the past. Congress wants to eliminate the AMT and allow millionaires to once again abuse tax loopholes (which haven’t been eliminated) to pay zero taxes.

 » Read more about: Zero Taxes for Millionaires – No Joke  »

Read More
No corporate tax cuts

History Shows Tax Cuts Won’t Lead to Wage Hikes

The Reagan tax cuts of 1986 / 1987 reduced corporate taxes from 46% to 34%.  Politicians would have you believe that worker wages went up resulting from these cuts, but the facts prove otherwise. While GDP soared, worker wages actually DROPPED by 6%. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  is a corporate giveaway that will help shareholders and CEO’s on the back of workers.

 » Read more about: History Shows Tax Cuts Won’t Lead to Wage Hikes  »

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Tax cuts add to deficit

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adds $1.7 Trillion to Deficit – No Kidding

In what universe is it okay to finance tax cuts? What happened to fiscal responsibility? We’re borrowing money in order to pay for taking in less money. This will leave us with more public debt to leave our children. Let’s get back to fiscal responsibility. Call your Senators at (202) 225-3121 and tell them vote NO on tax cuts that raise the deficit.

 » Read more about: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adds $1.7 Trillion to Deficit – No Kidding  »

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Middle Class get Tax Hike

13.8 Million Middle Class Get Tax HIKE in Tax Bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the US House of Representatives will lead to 13.8 million people in the middle class getting a tax hike according to the Congressional Bipartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. Will you be one of them? This bill is a giveaway to corporations and the 1% on the backs of the middle class.

 » Read more about: 13.8 Million Middle Class Get Tax HIKE in Tax Bill  »

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Don't finance tax cuts

Even a Preschooler Knows you Don’t Finance Tax Cuts

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the US House of Representatives will add $1.7 Trillion to the deficit. What happened to fiscal responsibility? The House voted to finance tax cuts for the 1% and corporations while leaving the middle class with debt. Call you Senators at 202-225-3121 and tell them to pay off the debt first.

 » Read more about: Even a Preschooler Knows you Don’t Finance Tax Cuts  »

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Tax cuts are not way to pay off US deficit

Don’t Finance Tax Cuts for the Rich. Say NO to more US debt.

Fuzzy Math. Taking in less money is no way to pay off the US deficit.

Proposed tax cuts add 2.4 trillion over 10 years to deficit. That’s $2.400,000,000,000!

Call Congress and tell them to pay off the debt first. Don’t finance tax cuts for the 1%.

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Tax Cuts Add 2.4 T to Deficit

Tax Cuts Explode US Deficit

US Budget Underwater.

Pay off the deficit first. THEN think about tax cuts. Proposed tax cuts add 2.4 trillion to the US deficit over 10 years. That’s $2,400,000,000,000!

Call Congress and tell them to pay off the debt first. This is not the time for tax cuts for the 1%.

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