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‘12 DAYS OF TAX SCAM’ CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF TAX CUT FAILURES

On the Ninth Day of Tax Scam President Trump Said to Me….. “Since we passed tax cuts, over 3 million workers have gotten tax cut bonuses — many of them thousands and thousands of dollars.” –President Trump, State of the Union speech, Jan. 30, 2018                                                                The idea was to make it sound like millions […]

High prescription costs are just one way the Big Pharma drug companies rip us off

This op-ed by Frank Clemente and Margarida Jorge appeared in USA Today. Last week’s House vote to rein in skyrocketing prescription drug prices was overdue. Now it’s up to the Senate and President Donald Trump to take action. Working families and seniors are struggling to pay for the high cost of often life-saving medicines, and have been for years. […]

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“12 DAYS OF TAX SCAM” CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF TAX CUT FAILURES

On the Eighth Day of Tax Scam President Trump Said to Me….. “We have $21 trillion in debt. When this [tax cut] really kicks in we’ll start paying off that debt like water.” – President Trump, July 26, 2018 [NY Magazine] Like water? The water is rising. The total cost of the tax cuts is estimated […]

Year-End Tax Giveaway by Congress Helps Health Insurers but Denies Help to Working Families

$176 Billion in ACA Health Industry Taxes Repealed, but Working Family Tax Credits Not Expanded by $131 Billion A year-end budget deal due for a vote in Congress this week rewards health-industry corporations with expensive tax cuts that gut funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while failing to extend key working-family tax credits that […]

Van Hollen, Brown and Beyer Millionaires Surtax Bill Gaining Momentum

New Legislation Would Close Wealth Gap & Raise Substantial Revenue As Congress barrels toward another government funding deadline, a new proposal is gaining steam–the Millionaires Surtax sponsored by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), and co-sponsored by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The Millionaires Surtax would apply an additional 10-percentage point tax […]

SUNDAY MARKS TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SIGNING OF THE 2017 TRUMP-GOP TAX LAW

New Report Shows 91 Fortune 500 Corporations Paid No Federal Income Taxes in 2018 Sunday, Dec. 22, will mark the two-year anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the signature legislative achievement of the Trump Administration. While President Trump and Republicans still proclaim the law a success, data from independent and authoritative sources overwhelmingly […]

“12 DAYS OF TAX SCAM” CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF TAX CUT FAILURES

On the Seventh Day of Tax Scam Team Trump Said to Me….. “The large number of pass-through returns, [98 percent], are all $500,000 or less. Those people will get substantial reductions — small and medium-size businesses.” – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Nov. 17, 2017 [CNBC] That was the promise – that America’s small businesses would […]

“12 DAYS OF TAX SCAM” CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF TAX CUT FAILURES

On the Sixth Day of Tax Scam the President Said to Me….. “Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not to the highest earners.” – President Trump, Oct. 11, 2017 [USA Today] Was he kidding? Lying? Doesn’t understand basic math? The richest 1% of taxpayers will get an […]

“12 DAYS OF TAX SCAM” CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF TAX CUT FAILURES

On the Fifth Day of Tax Scam Team Trump Said to Me….. “I would expect capital spending to really take off if the tax bill passes.” – CEA Chair Kevin Hassett, Oct. 17, 2017 [Washington Post] But it didn’t. Supporters claimed the Trump-GOP tax law—specifically, the big corporate tax cut—would lead to a business investment boom. […]