Happy Monday friends! It’s my last day of vacation so by this time tomorrow I’ll be sitting back in my corporate cubicle and dreading every minute of it! But thats tomorrow so lets go ahead and get on with today’s news. Starting with Bernie of course:
The Republican budget is a gift to billionaires: it’s Robin Hood in reverse by Bernie Sanders
After failing to pass a “healthcare” bill that would have thrown up to 32 million Americans off of health insurance, a bill that was more unpopular than the Wall Street bailout, Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress are back.
Now, they are pushing one of the most destructive and unfair budget and tax proposals in the modern history of our country – a plan that would do incalculable harm to tens of millions of working families, our kids, the sick, the elderly and the poor.
The Republican budget, which will likely be debated on the floor of the Senate this week, is the Robin Hood principle in reverse. It takes from those in need and gives to those who are already living in incredible opulence.
Donald Trump and Republican leaders claim their plan would provide a “big league” tax cut for the middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, by the end of the decade, nearly 80% of the tax benefits of the Republican plan would go to the top one percent and 40% would go to the top one-tenth of one percent.
Meanwhile, while the Republicans want to give a $1.9tn tax break to the top one percent, they are proposing massive cuts in programs that working class Americans desperately need.
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