Donald Trump sent the American people a clear message on Tuesday when he announced an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): in Trump’s America it is acceptable to deny people their humanity and deport them from the country they grew up in because they have a different skin color, talk with a different accent, or come from a different part of the world.
Our politics has changed a lot over the last 52 years, from July 28, 1965 to July 28, 2017.
Back in 2008 Henry Paulson, the Treasury Secretary in the Bush administration, needed to put billions of dollars of the taxpayers money at risk to bail out the big banks. We as a nation have decided that we never want to do that again.
Congress finally got the message from the American people. And the message they received is clear: major political donors should have more money and more influence on politics.
The strength of any state is its people. To succeed and grow, a state needs its citizens to be engaged, both civically and economically.
When I was young, people knew what “our way of life” meant. And that’s what worries me.
Senator Ron Johnson’s June 26 op-ed in the New York Times is fundamentally wrong about health insurance.
During every election cycle it seems that all anyone can talk about is the necessity for a dramatic change in the political system. Yet, each time a new Congress is sworn in, it seems to be more of the same.
Since 2014 dozens more cities, states, and even entire businesses have embraced the $15 minimum wage. As the trend has become more popular, more and more studies are also being conducted to examine the effects of the wage raise on the city of Seattle. A lot of people are looking at Seattle and thinking about what will happen if the minimum wage is raised in their cities.
We live in an increasingly polarized political landscape. More and more it seems that Americans are entrenched in their views, with little desire or ability to see things from other perspectives.
You can neither cut your way to prosperity nor grow your way out of inequality.
Our nation is, as it always is, trying to determine what the role of government should be.
Many businesses require employees to agree to non-compete agreements — meaning making the employee agree not to work for any competitor after leaving. There are a few instances in which this is reasonable.
While many conservative members of the House have argued that the AHCA will give people the freedom they need to pick a health care plan that works for them, the truth is very different.
What Speaker Ryan gets wrong is that domestic spending DOES have an impact on the lives of most Americans.
Repealing the ACA tax under Trump’s tax plan will leave a healthcare deficit and is the first step towards ACA repeal, which the Congressional Budget Office reported would kick nearly 24 million Americans off health insurance over the next 10 years.
Under Trump’s proposal the corporate tax rate would be lowered to 15%, but without closing any of the loopholes that would allow this move to be revenue neutral.
The Trump administration proposal — to switch to a territorial system — would mean many large international corporations paying a lot less in taxes to the United States government.
Eliminating the estate tax would only expand the gap between the wealthy, who have never done better, and the majority of Americans, many of whom are still struggling to get by.
The alternative minimum tax, or AMT, exists to keep very wealthy Americans from using deductions and loopholes to avoid paying taxes.