Kim Theis, a Turlock resident for more than 20 years, is worried about her future with what she calls a tax reform assault on middle-income families in California’s Central Valley and throughout the country.
She and her husband have been planning their retirement for the past 10 years, and they’re fearful elected Republicans in Washington D.C. will approve a tax reform plan that decimates their savings with higher taxes.
That’s why Theis on Monday morning joined about 60 demonstrators with picket signs outside the Salida office of Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, who voted in favor of the GOP tax plan passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month, seeking to enact $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses and individuals.
“I’m terrified that Jeff Denham has voted for this thing, that I’m going to lose my retirement,” said Theis, who was recently diagnosed with a debilitating back disease. Her husband suffers with a heart condition.