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  • It's Time For A Permanent Solution To Protect Dreamers

    Korina Iribe  Romo by: Korina Iribe Romo
    Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). A weight was lifted off my shoulders when I learned I would be able to live a normal life. I immediately began to daydream as I had when I was a little girl, optimistic about my new life in the U.S. My new DACA status would allow me to finally be able to come out of the shadows -- not only to survive, but to thrive.

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  • The GOP's Tax Overhaul: Worst Christmas Present Ever

    Frank  Clemente by: Frank Clemente
    Some Christmas presents are a wonderful surprise, others a big disappointment. We try to be polite about the clunkers, figuring it's the thought that counts. But the new Republican tax law -- what President Trump has described as a "big, beautiful Christmas present" for the American people -- is the worst Christmas present ever. And there's no need to be polite, since the thought behind it stinks, too.
      Imagine being promised a new doll or Xbox, only to unwrap the package on Christmas morning to find an empty box -- empty, that is, except for an unpaid bill from the toy store.

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  • Big Pharma's Blockbuster Tax Cuts

    Frank  Clemente by: Frank Clemente
    The biggest losers from the GOP tax plans now before Congress would be the 87 million middle -- class families facing higher taxes, plus the 13 million people who would lose their healthcare. The biggest winners? Millionaires and corporations, of course.
      Chief among those corporations: America's top drug makers. Pharmaceutical firms will get tens of billions of dollars in tax cuts on their offshore profits alone, while continuing to gouge consumers with ever-higher prices.
      A new report from my organization finds that the nation's 10 biggest drug companies -- what we call the Pharma Big 10 -- jacked up the prices on some of their most widely prescribed drugs by 40 percent to 70 percent over a recent four-year period, depending on the buyer.

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  • Follow Your DREAM

    Salvador Macias by: Salvador Macias
    The sunlight came in through the shades, shaking me from my dream. But as a 6-year-old, that just meant Saturday morning cartoons. I sprang up and dashed to the living room. As I turned on the television, there he was -- a blue-and-red blur flying across the screen. Soon after, the iconic "S" came into focus: SUPERMAN. By far, my favorite superhero.
      I liked him for his abilities. Who wouldn't? He was super-strong and able to fly. But my connection was deeper. He was more than a hero, he was an immigrant who left his home and came to the United States. He left everything and adapted to this new place.

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Charlottesville And Common Sense Gun Solutions

Amanda  Hendler-Voss by: Amanda Hendler-Voss
My son points the stick like he's just back from the shooting range. "Pow," he says, a mischievous glint in his eye. He already knows the family policy his older brother rattles off ambivalently: ...



A History Lesson On Tax Cuts

Ralph  Martire by: Ralph Martire
To stimulate the U.S. economy to "levels you haven't seen in many years"-- President Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but predominately for really affluent ...





Beyond Winning And Losing In the Current Tax Reform Debate

Jeanette Mott Oxford by: Jeanette Mott Oxford
When listening to the radio or television news in another room, sometimes it takes a minute to know whether the topic is politics or sports. You may hear phrases like: Who will win the debate? What ...



The House Tax Bill's A Gift To Companies That Offshore Profits And Jobs

Gary Kalman by: Gary Kalman
As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the "Paradise Papers," it's important to not lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is ...








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Beyond Winning And Losing In the Current Tax Reform Debate (by: Jeanette Mott Oxford) in the Kansas City Star

The House Tax Bill's A Gift To Companies That Offshore Profits And Jobs (by: Gary Kalman) in the Augusta Free Press

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