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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort to pass the GOP health care plan got a little harder Friday when Nevada’s Dean Heller became the fifth Republican senator to say he can’t support the bill in its current form.

Source: Perspectives: Dean Heller Becomes the Fifth GOP Senator to Oppose Health Care Bill

 

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Trickle-down economics doesn’t work. Build-up economics does (VIDEO)

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — The Great State Tax Experiment VIDEO)

 

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“Trump’s infrastructure plan is the exact opposite of what we should be doing as a nation. Instead of creating more tax giveaways to corporate America and Wall Street, we should be eliminating tax loopholes that allow profitable corporations to stash their cash in offshore tax havens around the world. And we should be using this revenue to directly invest $1 trillion to modernize our nation’s infrastructure – a plan that would put 15 million Americans back to work in good-paying jobs,” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Bernie Sanders releases a blistering report on Donald Trump’s infrastructure package

 

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Robert Reich presents a video presentation on how Trump’s plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system will actually work.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich: Another of Trump’s Giant Scams (Video)

 

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Retail store closings and nearly half of retail workers losing their jobs to robots and other automation will not only impact workers but government and the nation’s economy as well. We have to face reality if we are going to properly plan for a future absent of work.

Source: Perspectives: Business Insider — A jobs threat worse than mass store closures could fire more than 7 million retail workers

 

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“Trump’s budget isn’t just about massive tax cuts for rich and major cuts in assistance for the poor. He also wants to roll back civil rights,” with commentary from Robert Reich

Source: Perspectives: The Atlantic — Jeff Sessions’ Agenda for the Civil-Rights Division

 

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“President Trump’s proposed budget released Tuesday rests on a key assumption: The economy will grow much faster than it has in recent years — and at a more robust pace than most analysts predict.” To which Robert Reich says “Rubbish.”

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich and The 6 million people the White House believes can balance its budget

 

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