Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

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Monday, December 04, 2017
It’s Time To Change More Than Trump
Every day, the media feasts on Trump’s lurid antics. Don’t fall for it. He’s a distraction, the clown show. And while he’s barking outside the big top, the GOP is inside, cutting away at our economy and the very essentials of our public life. "The real threat we face in Washington, and in...
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With profits near record levels, the companies have all the money they need for new investments. Most don’t see enough demand to justify expansion. Instead, as Bloomberg reported, Fortune 500 companies are spending more money on stock buybacks and dividends than they earn in operating profits. This boosts the price of their stock and, not incidentally, the value of their CEOs’ stock options. Views
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Great American Tax Heist
With passage of their budget framework, Republicans in Congress have embarked on a preposterous mission of passing—in three weeks—a tax bill that still hasn’t been released to the public as of this writing. They plan to pass the bill, which is likely to end up near 1,000 pages in length, with only...
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 Republicans want to use the money saved by stripping millions of health insurance to cover some of their intended tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy Views
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
GOP Health Repeal Is an Immoral Affront to the American People
The Republican health care bill slated for vote this week is an astounding immoral affront to the American people. It would strip tens of millions of health insurance and raise the costs for millions more, while claiming to protect them. It’s so bad, even its authors can only defend it with lies,...
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Donald Trump Tax Reform Speech in Springfield, Missouri 8/30/2017 Views
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Confidence Scam
Donald Trump traveled to Springfield, Missouri to kick off the administration’s next big initiative: cutting taxes. Here was the essential Trump, the confidence man, peddling a plan that does not yet exist on paper. Populist bluster was deployed to cover for what will be a one-percenter’s elixir...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The Big Fix: Will the GOP Turn to Dems to Fix Obamacare?
Senate leader Mitch McConnell has warned Republicans that if he can’t find 50 Republican votes to repeal and replace Obamacare soon, he’ll open negotiations with Democrats to “fix” the thing. He intended this as a threat – a club to help round up the necessary support among Republicans for his...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Stop the Senate Republican Health Care Obscenity This Week
This is it. The Senate has to decide on health care. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a Thursday vote on the Senate plan that will deprive millions of Americans of health care coverage, and raise premiums to tens of millions more. There will be a procedural vote on Tuesday to...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
 Will the Republican Health Care Debacle Pave the Way for ‘Medicare for All’?
This week, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed what was already apparent: the revised House Republican health care bill will still deprive millions of Americans–23 million in the CBO estimate—of health insurance. Senate Republicans are devising their plan in secret because it too will likely...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
For Democrats, Resistance Trumps Ideas
Democratic Party luminaries and 2020 presidential mentionables gathered this week for an “ ideas conference” organized by the Center for American Progress , the Democratic establishment’s premier think tank. Its stated purpose was to focus not on “what could have been,” said CAP Vice President...
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Almost Every Measure, Trump Making Life Worse for Working Class
D onald Trump has ginned up a continuous din in his first four months as president, with each outrage or grotesquerie immediately followed by another. Amid the furors, it is easy to lose track of the key standard by which Trump will be judged by his key voters: his oft-repeated campaign pledge that...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 Republicans Keep Showing Us Who They Are
A mid the mayhem of Trump’s first days in office, the Congressional Budget Office’s crushing report on the impact of the Republican health-care plan offers a moment of clarity. The Republican plan will deprive millions of health insurance, and raise the price for many more to pay for deep tax cuts...
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