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Petition to U.S. Senate, Lamar Alexander, Tammy Baldwin, John Barrasso, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Cory Booker, John Boozman, Sherrod Brown, Richard Burr, Maria Cantwell, Shelley Capito, Ben Cardin, Tom Carper, Robert Casey, Bill Cassidy, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Christopher Coons, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tom Cotton, Mike Crapo, Ted Cruz, Steve Daines, Joe Donnelly, Tammy Duckworth, Dick Durbin, Mike Enzi, Joni Ernst, Dianne Feinstein, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Al Franken, Cory Gardner, Kirsten Gillibrand, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Kamala Harris, Maggie Hassan, Orrin Hatch, Martin Heinrich, Mazie Hirono, John Hoeven, James Inhofe, Johnny Isakson, Ron Johnson, Tim Kaine, John Kennedy, Angus King, Amy Klobuchar, James Lankford, Patrick Leahy, Mike Lee, Joe Manchin, Edward Markey, John McCain, Claire McCaskill, Mitch McConnell, Robert Menendez, Jeff Merkley, Jerry Moran, Lisa Murkowski, Chris Murphy, Patty Murray, David Perdue, Gary Peters, Rob Portman, Jack Reed, James Risch, Pat Roberts, Mike Rounds, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, Benjamin Sasse, Brian Schatz, Charles Schumer, Tim Scott, Jeanne Shaheen, Richard Shelby, Debbie Stabenow, Luther Strange, Dan Sullivan, Jon Tester, John Thune, Thom Tillis, Pat Toomey, Tom Udall, Chris Van Hollen, Mark Warner, Elizabeth Warren, Sheldon Whitehouse, Roger Wicker, Ron Wyden, Todd Young

IRA Owners: Sign This Petition to STOP Washington’s Planned Trillion Dollar IRA Sneaky Tax

From the Desk of Jim Lange:Dear IRA Owner, The federal government is planning the biggest tax grab in U.S. history and not many advisers are talking about it with clients who are at risk- and that is just about all of us who have or will have more than $450,000 in an IRA or retirement plan! Since January 2001, and to some extent even before that, the IRS has permitted beneficiaries- both children and grandchildren- to stretch distributions from inherited IRAs over their lifetime. By paying the income taxes on relatively modest annual distributions for many years, your legacy continues to grow, tax deferred. Known as the Stretch IRA, this benefit has long been the greatest opportunity taxpayers have had to pass on their wealth to heirs relatively intact and with a minimum of estate taxes. And now, late in the game, Congress wants to change the rules and WIPE OUT potentially one-third of your IRA within 5 years of your death! That's right, after decades of reckless spending, Washington bureaucrats have piled up more than $19 TRILLION in debt- over $63,000 for every man, woman, and child in America. And now they want YOU to bail them out! So a few years ago, lawmakers entertained the idea that killing the stretch IRA would be a good way to get their hands on some of the $18 trillion Americans hold in their retirement accounts. And sure enough, the government has now officially pounded the first nail into the stretch IRA's coffin: On September 21, 2016, the Senate Committee on Finance voted 26-0 to ask Congress to kill the unlimited stretch IRA. So if we don't make our voices heard -and NOW- a substantial portion of the wealth you've worked so hard to build your entire lifetime could disappear! To sign the petition to STOP Washington's planned Trillion Dollar IRA tax grab, click the button above! You can also share this petition with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, and via email as well!  For a full explanation of how the proposed law works and the financial steps you can take now to help minimize the impact to your legacy if the law does pass, go to paytaxeslater.com/sneaky-tax.    Respectfully submitted, James LangeCPA/Attorney P.S. I also have a Facebook Group dedicated to this cause. Go to SOS: Save Our Stretch! Stop the Sneaky Tax! By joining the Facebook Group, I will provide information on how to protect yourself, your family, and your finances from this sneaky tax. For a limited time, I will be offering a gift to thank you for joining the fight. All information will be in the pinned post!  P.P.S. Please note that your letter will be sent to all U.S. Senators listed when you click on 'Read the Letter.’ The U.S. Senators are listed in alphabetical order. This format is a part of the Change.org webpage that we cannot change. I apologize for any confusion.

James Lange
325 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Congressman Michael Burgess, Congressman Brett Guthrie, Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

PLEASE SUPPORT BARBARA LEE’S - BILL H.R. 326 THE NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA CONSORTIUM ACT

On January 5th 2017, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif) introduced to the House of Congress Bill H.R. 326 The Neuromyelitis Consortium Act, on behalf of patients with Neuromyelitis Optica. (also known as Devic's Disease) Congresswoman Lee has introduced this bill since 2013.  Again in 2015 and 2017.  Each time the bill has been introduced to the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, who have then sent it to the Sub Committee on Health.  Each of those years including 2017, it has stalled and never advanced from the House to the Senate.  We need your support and that of your respective state’s lawmakers to help sponsor this bill. Please support this Bill and urge your State’s Representatives to do the same.  We need 100,000 signatures to be heard by Congress!!! Currently, there is no known cause for NMO, nor cure.  We need to know why and how to cure this rare orphan autoimmune disease of the Central Nervous System, that can blind, paralyze or do both. 9 out of 10 are women with a median age of 40.  Toddlers up to nonagenarians are not immune from this disease.  NMO affects all races and socio economic classes.   We need improved response and treatment protocols across the U.S. in every state, in every hospital.  Only 1% of doctors will have ever treated a diagnosed case of NMO in their lifetime, meaning the other 99% have only text book experience in treating an NMO patient. Those with no diagnosis can sometimes receive the wrong diagnosis of MS, ADEM, Transverse Myelitis, Meningitis, etc.  And with a wrong diagnosis comes the wrong treatments that can make you worse! H.R. 326 would amend the Public Health Service act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium . It would provide grants and organize research with reference to the causes of and risk factors for Neuromyelitis Optica.   Part B of title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284 et seq.) would be amended by adding after section 409J the following new section:  409K. NATIONAL NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA CONSORTIUM.   It would require the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to  establish, administer and oversee this consortium to: award grants for research on the causes of, and the risk factors and biomarkers associated with, NMO; assemble a panel of experts to provide guidance and recommendations on research design and protocols; and designate a central laboratory to collect and analyze data from this research and to make the data and analysis available to researchers. (excerpt bulletpoints from congress.gov – summary tab) To view H.R. 326: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/326/text Neuromyelitis  Optica (NMO) is an uncommon disease syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. Individuals with NMO develop optic neuritis, which causes pain in the eye and vision loss, and transverse myelitis, which causes weakness, numbness, and sometimes paralysis of the arms and legs, along with sensory disturbances and loss of bladder and bowel control. NMO leads to loss of myelin, which is a fatty substance that surrounds nerve fibers and helps nerve signals move from cell to cell. The syndrome can also damage nerve fibers and leave areas of broken-down tissue. In the disease process of NMO, for reasons that aren’t yet clear, immune system cells and antibodies attack and destroy myelin cells in the optic nerves and the spinal cord. (Definition courtesy of the Guthy Jackson NMO Foundation) This petition is dedicated to my daughter Ria Fincham (pictured above) who is one of the 15,000 patients bravely battling this disease since July 1, 2012 and to all the NMO patients and their families who need your help moving forward towards a cure. This petition is directed to: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Congressman Michael C. Bergman (chairman); Congressman Brett Guthrie (vice chairman), et al   Please Sign and Share!!!  

Cindy Fincham
1,545 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump

Congress: Pass Life-saving Aid Bill for U.S Citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

What is this petition for? Please SIGN and SHARE if you believe Congress must pass a relief package immediately to prevent the critical situation in the islands from becoming a prolonged humanitarian crisis. What is the situation? The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria has exacerbated an already fragile state of affairs in Puerto Rico due to the decade-long recession and debt crisis. The catastrophic winds knocked out the entire telecommunications system and electrical grid - leaving many desperate, but unable to communicate with their loved ones and know if they are safe. The majority of homes do not have access to drinking water and 1,200 people now have the stars as their roof. The public transportation and postal service systems are down and the airport is only working at 20% capacity. And all this is just a brief summary of the current situation. The sad reality is the island is destroyed and not the same it was a month ago. Nevertheless, we will stand up, but we need your help! The federal government is not doing enough! After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, President Trump acted decisively and swiftly and asked Congress for $8 billion in extra relief within six days. The President is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 2nd, two weeks after the disaster and he has yet to mention any sort of aid package. There are people suffering without food, water, or medicine. And many could die if they are not rescued and given medicine or basic necessities immediately. These people in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens and they deserve the same swift and decisive action taken to help Texas and Florida.

Ruben Lebron
1,044 supporters