%PDF-1.7 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R ] /Count 1 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R /F4 11 0 R /F5 12 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS1 17 0 R /GS2 18 0 R /GS3 19 0 R /GS4 20 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Producer (þÿdompdf 1.0.2 + CPDF) /CreationDate (D:20221128180153+00'00') /ModDate (D:20221128180153+00'00') >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 13 0 R 15 0 R ] /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 5334 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 35.000 742.238 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(House Tax Reform Bill “unacceptable” As Written, Say U.s. Bishops Chairmen)] TJ ET BT 35.000 703.321 Td /F4 14.0 Tf [(Description)] TJ ET BT 35.000 674.131 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(WASHINGTON—In a letter of November 9, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Bishop Oscar)] TJ ET BT 35.000 659.479 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Bishop George V. Murry, SJ of Youngstown, Ohio called for)] TJ ET BT 35.000 644.827 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(amendments to the current draft of the House of Representatives tax reform bill “for the sake of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 630.175 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(families” and “for those struggling on the peripheries of society who have a claim on our national)] TJ ET BT 35.000 615.523 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(conscience.” “Doubling the standard deduction will help some of those in poverty to avoid tax liability,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 600.871 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and this is a positive good contained in the bill,” wrote the Bishops of the )] TJ ET BT 421.868 600.871 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of )] TJ ET BT 35.000 586.219 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(2017)] TJ ET BT 61.688 586.219 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(.  “However, as written, this proposal appears to be the first federal income tax modification in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 571.567 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(American history that will raise income taxes on the working poor while simultaneously providing a)] TJ ET BT 35.000 556.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(large tax cut to the wealthy.  This is simply unconscionable.” Bishop Dewane is the Chairman of the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 542.263 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop Cantú chairs the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 527.611 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Committee on International Justice and Peace, and Bishop Murry heads the Committee on Catholic)] TJ ET BT 35.000 512.959 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Education. According to the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation \(JCT\),)] TJ ET BT 35.000 498.307 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(households with income of $20,000 and $40,000 per year will see their taxes raised in 2023, 2025, and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 483.655 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(again in 2027.  Taxes will also increase on average taxpayers earning between $10,000 and $20,000)] TJ ET BT 35.000 469.003 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in 2025.  At the same time, significant tax breaks to the very wealthy—including millionaires and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 454.351 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(billionaires—are projected for each year. The bishop-chairmen highlighted positive provisions in the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 439.699 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(areas of education and modest increases to child tax credits, but stressed that the bill places “new and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 425.047 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unreasonable burdens on families,” and must be changed.  Included among them are the elimination)] TJ ET BT 35.000 410.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of:  the adoption tax credit and adoption assistance program exclusion, the personal exemption \(which)] TJ ET BT 35.000 395.743 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(will harm many larger families\), the out-of-pocket medical expenses deduction, and incentives to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 381.091 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(employees and employers dependent care assistance or child care, among others. The letter also)] TJ ET BT 35.000 366.439 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cautioned that the deficit could “be used as an argument to further restrict or end programs that help)] TJ ET BT 35.000 351.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(those in need, programs which are investments to help pull struggling families out of poverty.”  Finally,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 337.135 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Bishops called for fixes to disincentives for charitable giving and affordable housing and community)] TJ ET BT 35.000 322.483 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(revitalization development projects that will result from the legislation. 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