Our government, to put it plainly, is not working properly. The public, with the economic scars to show for it, fully understands that our legislators are responding to big money, not their constituents.
The Congressional Budget Office released its forecast earlier this week on the Senate Republican Plan to dismantle Obamacare. It’s not pretty …
I’m an investor, researcher, and the great-grandson of the meatpacker Oscar Mayer. I’m deeply concerned by the extreme inequalities of income, wealth and opportunity that have opened up in U.S. society.
Our nation is, as it always is, trying to determine what the role of government should be.
It is absurd to think that corporations, particularly large, multi-national corporations who pay millions in stockholder dividends and corporate bonuses, should pay a lower tax rate than most working Americans.
I am outraged. “45” spent his entire campaign claiming that he would stand up for everyday Americans, and yet his recent tax proposals are nothing more than thinly disguised handouts for the wealthy. Not the wealthy…the super wealthy!
What Speaker Ryan gets wrong is that domestic spending DOES have an impact on the lives of most Americans.
How we treat the least in society reflects our values. As a nation, we need to ask ourselves what it really means to be a citizen in America? In fact, we should go further as ask what it means to be a human.
Donald Trump understood the justified anger of Americans living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck. But now he has the obligation to do something about it. He also has the opportunity to create a great legacy.
This April 18, millions of Americans will fulfill one of their most important duties as citizens of this great country…. they will pay their taxes. Teachers, police officers and construction workers will pay their taxes. I am a millionaire and I pay my taxes. We as a country need to know whether our President does the same.
We all make sacrifices for the greater good when we pay our taxes, and from those to whom much has been given, much shall be required. Does Donald Trump understand this? Given the opportunity to shape tax policy, will he choose a policy for the greater good or one that protects his fortune?
The 2016 election was a turning point in American politics. It signaled that a huge swath of Americans were fed up with the way that the system had treated them and were looking outside of it for answers.
In a recent Bloomberg article Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) was quoted saying that he and his colleagues “need to hear from people who are in that business” to get a clearer picture of how to tax carried interest.
Will the voters stubbornly cling to their champion, who will undoubted tweet a litany of excuses and fictitious obstacles, others to blame?
With each cabinet appointment, the question looms larger; was “the swamp” that Donald Trump threatened to drain one of incompetence and corruption, or was it actually our democracy that he had his sights on?
President Trump said in his press conference on January 11th that 96 million Americans are unemployed. He later said again for emphasis: “96 million really wanting a job and they can’t get.” But that’s a problem, because that is simply not the case.
Today the Senate paved the way for a vote on Monday to confirm President Trump’s pick for the Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin. On behalf of the entire organization, Chair Morris Pearl has released the following statement urging the Senate to understand that Mnuchin is not fit to be Treasury Secretary
I write from my personal perspective as a lawyer who has spent forty years litigating and trying high stakes intellectual property cases in Federal Courts around the country. To me, a good judge is one who will give my client a fair hearing, listening to and considering every factor with impartiality before applying the law to the facts and deciding the case.
A level playing field, in which all Americans have equal political power, is at the core of everything America is and aspires to be. If “all men are created equal,” then shouldn’t all men, and women, too, have an equal opportunity to influence the political life of our country?
Until Trump divests himself from his companies and investments we have no way of knowing whether Trump is putting himself or the American people first. As President of the United States, he has a duty to put the interests of this country before his own, and so far he has utterly failed to fulfill that important obligation.