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02 Nov Make Taxes Fair

The House GOP today released its plan to slash taxes for the rich by cutting services and taking money out of the pockets of working families. America’s labor movement will fight every attempt by President Trump and congressional leaders to give preference to millionaires and billionaires, and have hardworking people pay the tab. Message of the Day - Make Taxes Fair Eight ways the Republican tax bill will hurt working people: It would kill jobs. lt would give companies a huge tax break for outsourcing. It would pay for tax cuts with drastic cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and education. It still won't be paid for, so we can expect Republicans to demand more budget cuts that hurt working people in the future. It would increase taxes on many middle-class families, and most of its tax breaks would go to the top 1%. It would punish states that make the kind of investments that create good jobs. It would encourage high-income employees to avoid taxes by setting up pass-through businesses, robbing billions of dollars from Social Security and Medicare. It would tax long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities. It would kill construction jobs by limiting the mortgage interest deduction. Kitchen Table Economics 54 cents: The average amount Latina women are paid for every dollar made by white men. Take Action Hold the Line on Workplace Rights!                             Source: The Labor Wire, AFL-CIO...

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19 Jun Expand Medicaid! It works!

June 19, 2017 The American Health Care Act, which Republican leaders want to pass in the next two weeks, would kick seniors out of nursing homes to give tax breaks to corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1%. A new video from the AFL-CIO lays out the facts about why each of us should call 888-865-8089 to tell our senators to vote NO on the AHCA. Message of the Day—Expand Medicaid! It Works! Medicaid saves seniors. Medicaid is one of the single best programs to help seniors afford nursing home care. Medicaid helps people stay at home longer. Medicaid helps seniors and people with significant disabilities stay at home by offering programs to bring health care directly to them. Medicaid protects children. Medicaid pays for nearly half of all childbirths in the United States and guarantees more than 30 million children access to medical care. People with special needs rely on Medicaid. Nearly 5 million children with special care needs, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism, are covered by Medicaid and other public insurance. Kitchen Table Economics $80,000: That’s the typical cost of a year of nursing home care in a semiprivate room. WTF (We Think It’s Funny) Take Action Protect America’s health! ...

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