ECONOMY

Our system works when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone gives their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. The middle class is the engine of our prosperity. Our economy succeeds when it grows from the middle out, not from the top down. We need an economy that’s fair to everyone.

  • Rep. Brat Spars with Katy Tur over Merits of Flawed Tax Plan

    On 12/19/17 Rep. Brat sparred with Katy Tur over merits of tax plan. Read about two of the known flaws in the tax plan that are prompting a re-vote by the House. Instead, maybe the House should vote NO, slow down, and look more closely at the details, ensuring that this legislation best serves the American people.

  • Republicans Hunt for Ways to Pay for Tax Cuts and a Provision Opens the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to Energy Exploration?

    According to The New York Times (12/14/17), Republicans are scrambling to meet individual legislator demands so they can pass the largest tax overall in recent history in record time and without public consideration. As they struggle to find enough cuts to meet the $1.5 trillion budget increase threshold, the question remains: Why are we cutting

  • TAX PLAN RIDDLED WITH GLITCHES

    Lawmakers are working at breakneck speed to pass a revised tax plan by December 22nd, but rushing leaves room for unintended errors. This issue is too important to rush and conservatives and liberals alike need to take a thoughtful, measured approach to changing the tax code. And, with unemployment rates at historic lows and corporate

  • SENATE BILL THREATENS HEALTH CARE ACCESS

    This week, Senate Republicans announced that they plan to pay for their tax cuts for large corporations and millionaires not only by imposing tax increases on the middle-class but also by undermining people’s access to health care. Specifically, they have proposed eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, which helps keep premium costs affordable by ensuring

  • HOUSE GOP TAX INCREASE

    MANY WORKING AND MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICANS WOULD SEE A TAX INCREASE UNDER THE HOUSE GOP TAX PLAN Congressional Republicans have marketed their most recent tax plan, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” as a boon for American workers and a tax cut for the middle class. But the plan is heavily skewed to benefit the wealthy and