Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio —the Cold Warrior for a New Generation, and beloved grandson figure of Wingnuts over the age of 73 and under the age of death— has introduced a bill to prevent companies from deducting travel costs when they pay for the employees to go out of state for an abortion or for taking their trans kids out of state for medical care. Yup, Big Gulp is taking the Culture Wars to the tax code:
The Florida Republican’s bill, the No Tax Breaks for Radical Corporate Activism Act, comes as several major corporations including Citi, Apple, Yelp, Lyft, Levi’s, and Amazon announced they’d reimburse travel costs for employees to access abortion if they live in a state where it becomes illegal.
The bill would also extend to transgender care for minors as Disney is considering ways to help employees and their children receive coverage.
“Our tax code should be pro-family and promote a culture of life,” Rubio said in a statement announcing his legislation. “Instead, too often our corporations find loopholes to subsidize the murder of unborn babies or horrific ‘medical’ treatments on kids. My bill would make sure this does not happen…”
“…These corporations may be able to help their employees kill their unborn children or transition their son into a daughter tax-free,” he wrote, adding later in the piece, “If executive elites think they can force the rest of the country to support their insane policies, they have another thing coming.”
Rubio might be a dummy, but he knows where corporate America lives, and currently businesses can deduct the cost of benefits from an employee compensation package, including for healthcare plans or medical expenses. You start taxing corporate contributions to benefit packages and corporations will cut them back or eliminate them.