Julie Chinitz

Julie Chinitz

Julie Chinitz is a lead writer for People's Action.

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In all, the Trump-Ryan plan would cut federal public revenue by $2.4 trillion over ten years, even though taxes will go up for almost 30 percent of people with incomes between $50,000 and $150,000 and, potentially, for many families with incomes below that amount. Views
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Let’s Stop the GOP's Biggest Grift of All
Republican leadership isn’t subtle with their looting of the public treasury these days. Last Friday, Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, resigned for sticking the public with a more than $1 million bill for his personal use of private charter and military planes. This bit of...
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
New Health Repeal Shows GOP’s Reckless Disregard for Our Lives
How cruel and inhumane can a piece of legislation get? The latest Republican proposal to repeal health care – yes, GOP leaders are at it again – takes us to a new low, with a revised version of repeal analysts are calling even more damaging than a “repeal-without-replace.” Republican leaders in the...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The GOP’s Trojan Horse on Health Care Repeal
On Tuesday, 50 Republican senators showed contempt for their constituents by voting to move forward on repealing our health care, with Vice President Mike Pence stepping in to break the tie. Nine GOP senators later broke ranks in a late-night session to vote down the Senate’s toxic version of the...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
What's At Stake When We Talk About Healthcare
All across the country, citizens at town hall meetings are asking hard questions to the 217 Republicans like New York’s John Faso and Elise Stefanik who voted in Congress to repeal Obamacare. People’s Action’s Julie Chinitz offers advice about how we can talk with our family, friends, neighbors and...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Republican Bid to Kill the ACA Is a Trojan Horse
In his last five years, my grandfather used Medicaid to cover his nursing-home care. He spent those years in a wheelchair and needed professional help for his most basic needs. Thanks to Medicaid, he got that help. Now House Speaker Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans want to gut the program, as...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Five GOP Health Care Buzz Phrases You Need to Inoculate Yourself Against
Bruised in heated town halls in Florida , Tennessee , Georgia and elsewhere, the right wing in Congress now realizes it could pay a steep political price for throwing tens of millions of people off their health care, destabilizing our health care system, and putting people at risk of death. “ I’m...
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Sunday, November 20, 2016
Cleaning the Corporate Dirt from the GOP Budget
While Donald Trump is busy appointing corporate lobbyists and white supremacists to key positions on his staff, Congress remains in session. Lawmakers are now working on a budget that could make or break the balance sheet for families. Yet again, the GOP Congress failed to pass a budget in early...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Real Living Wage? $17.28 An Hour – At Least
Fifteen dollars shouldn’t be too much to ask – or demand. In almost every state, a worker needs more than $15 an hour to make ends meet. Add in student debt, and the minimum living wage shoots up to $18.67 an hour nationally. A family with children needs significantly more. That’s according to new...
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