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What are the 7 reasons why Trump’s and the Republican’s plan to cut corporate taxes is completely nuts?

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts (Video)

 

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Trump threatens to end Obamacare’s cost sharing reductions in an effort to force Republicans to continue repeal efforts or otherwise he will force failure of President Obama’s signature legislation.

Source: Perspectives: The Hill — Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes

 

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The Senate’s Obamacare repeal bill would result in reductions in federal Medicaid funding to states ranging from 27 percent to 39 percent by 2036. Trump to get elected said one thing but meant another regarding these important issues — Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Source: Perspectives: Politico — States may see federal Medicaid funding decline up to 39 percent under repeal

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The central pitch for the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget is that it will jump start economic growth. “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” as the budget revealed is being called, promises a spike in annual GDP growth over the next decade from less than 2 percent to 3 percent.

Source: Perspectives: Think Progress — Here’s where the White House got its insane growth projections

 

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The Senate Republican health care bill presented on Thursday exempts members of Congress from parts of their plan. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders objects declaring their actions hypocritical and nonsensical.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal

 

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On Wednesday, in response to a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans, Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski criticized GOP leaders’ attempt to scale back Medicaid spending in their repeal efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Source: Perspectives: Politico — Senate moderates sidelined in new Obamacare repeal bill

 

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President Trump’s advisers recruited two businessmen who profited from military contracting to devise alternatives to the Pentagon’s plan to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan, reflecting the Trump administration’s struggle to define its strategy for dealing with a war now 16 years old.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Trump Aides Turned to Businessmen for Afghan War Advice

 

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