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"The latest GOP tax plan is a slimy wet kiss for the wealthiest Americans." Views
What Real Tax Reform Could Look Like
We don't actually have to cut taxes on the rich, slash services for everyone, and blow a hole in the deficit.
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Call Congress Now, Say Progressives, To Stop GOP "Billionaire First" Budget
House will vote Thursday on budget that cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion and Medicare by $500 billion just to give big tax cuts to to corporations and the top 1%
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Rather than reimburse the island’s Medicaid program at the 55 percent rate as it does for other territories, or the 83 percent rate that Puerto Rico would receive if it were a state, the US government capped the reimbursement at about $300 million per year ― less than a 15 percent reimbursement rate. Views
Puerto Rico’s Dual Crises Show Its Territorial Status is the Worst of Both Worlds
Puerto Ricans are treated as second-class citizens; its government made subservient to Washington.
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How Can We Turn Military Spending into a Budget for the People?
The problem isn’t that we are spending more on the military — it’s that it comes at the expense of just about every social good imaginable.
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'Sadistic' Sabotage: Uproar After Trump Declares End of Healthcare Subsidies
" Trump doesn't get that when he tosses a grenade into the healthcare system in broad daylight, we see who did it."
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There is a budget that closely mirrors what the people want: the People's Budget, released by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is closely aligned with preferences of the majority of Americans, and it does a better job at lowering the projected deficit though targeted tax increases on the rich and budget cuts in the military and a few other specific areas. Views
What the People Want vs. What Trump, Ryan and McConnell and Gang are Proposing
And as long as Democrats continue to embrace corporatism and the mythical center, they will continue to lose to these clowns.
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As GOP Aims for Massive Cuts, Support for Progressive People's Budget Soars
More than half of House Democrats voted in favor of the People's Budget, which is "truly designed to represent the values and needs of the American people."
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U.S. military forces are participating in refueling Saudi bombers and also in their targeting, which has killed thousands of civilians. Views
From North Korea to Yemen: The Cost of Empire
Americans must challenge Trump's policies in North Korea and Yemen that stem from imperial priorities.
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Progressive values include fairness, equity, a level-playing field, compassion, justice, reverence for our planet and environment, and a genuine pursuit of peace, not war – all things which play extremely well in the hearts of Americans, not to mention in political polling. One of the reasons Sanders is the most popular politician in America is that he tapped into these values and put specific proposals into a broader-values based message. Views
The Long Game For Progressives
Resistance, while necessary, is merely reactive. Progressives need to start being proactive.
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The Case for Impeachment
When Congressman Brad Sherman proposed the first article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the California Democrat carefully explained the necessity of the resolution, the legislative strategy he would employ to advance it, and the difficult political landscape that would have to be...
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