Donald Trump now thinks that a $1.5 TRILLION tax cut isn’t enough for his rich friends. So he’s floating a $100 BILLION regulatory maneuver that would further reduce the impact of the capital gains tax on the wallets of the wealthy. The capital gains tax, money paid when investments are sold at a profit, is already much lower than the income tax most working people pay. It takes Congress out of the equation completely and on top of that is a legally questionable proposal. Where is the plan to help Americans dealing with higher health care and housing costs, struggling to afford college and put healthy food on the table? This is an outrageous and irresponsible drain on the federal budget that will balloon the deficit even worse than it already is. There is just no end to Republican wealth redistribution in favor of those who need it the least
Railroad Employee Convention; Commissioner Gross; College Bound Dorchester; Fuller Village; Smart from the Start; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Tax Cuts; Quiet Skies; J Street; American Jewish Committee; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Why We Fight On for Reunification; Adding to the Deficit; More increasing of the Deficit; Undermining the ACA; Defense Conference Report; "Behind the Curtain" additions
On The Deadline To Reunite Families Separated at the Border
Today is the deadline to reunite families torn apart at the border yet this crisis is far from over. Some parents have already been deported without their children and the Trump administration cannot assure us that they even know the whereabouts of every child. This is unconscionable and immoral.
Trump; Health Care is a Human Right; Why Judge Kavanaugh should not be Confirmed; Spending Cuts and Toxic Poison Pills; More Anti-Environment Messaging; "Behind the Curtain" additions
7/17 OP-ED IN BOSTON HERALD
Trump’s Judge Pick Fatally Flawed
In 2009, Judge Kavanaugh opined that a sitting president shouldn’t be subject to indictment because it would pose too much of a distraction from governing and moreover, shouldn’t even have to answer questions from law enforcement. That’s astonishing. If Trump gets to choose someone who has already decided he shouldn’t be indicted or subject to questioning, isn’t that as good as saying Trump is above the law?
President Trump's Meeting With Russian President Putin
President Trump’s press conference today with Russian President Putin was a disgrace. After a week insulting our democratic allies, he appears with a despot and dismisses Russian interference in our elections. Donald Trump sided today with Putin over his own intelligence agencies and the American people. This is a new low, even for him.
7/10 PRESS RELEASE
Rep. Capuano has filed legislation to address the crisis at the border
Rep. Michael E. Capuano has filed the “Reunite Separated Families Act of 2018” which would halt the deportation of families at the border, require the Trump administration to reunite separated parents and children immediately and report to Congress on its efforts to remedy the suffering created by their immoral policy.
Although a court has ordered the administration to reunite families by today, that deadline is not being met and the administration continues to drag its feet, insisting on “vetting” mothers for their suitability to care for the children snatched from them. Moreover, there is nothing to prevent the Administration from reinstituting this family separation policy at some point in the future.
“There shouldn’t be any need for this legislation, yet the President’s cruel policy and the carelessness with which it has been implemented, has made it essential,” stated Rep. Capuano.
Reuniting Separated Families; South Sudan; Supreme Court; A Point of Information on That Hearing Yesterday; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Empty Oceans Act; Reauthorizing Intelligence Agencies; Privatizing Public Infrastructure; Big Business Always Comes First; "Behind the Curtain" additions
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