Category Archives: Taxes

H.R. 2213–will this bill become law?

H.R. 2213–will this bill become law, should it?“ For more than two decades, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit has proven to be highly effective in ensuring individuals on public assistance can make the transition to private sector jobs. In fact, … Continue reading

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Sounds right

Sounds right, so it must be right. Are we too quick to accept ridiculous ideas because they sound good? Take “balanced budget,” for example. Balancing the Federal budget may be a good idea when times are good, but it is … Continue reading

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What they say about themselves

For the over one-third of residents in our district relying on public health insurance, these cuts (to Medicare and Medicaid) would be devastating.–Tracy Mitrano We are fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, and have never supported a plan that … Continue reading

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More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy

More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018. The Joint Committee on Taxation has determined that this fiscally irresponsible legislation will … Continue reading

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Do we care a whole awful lot?

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Do we care about the less fortunate among us? Will we be silent while benefits like food stamps are cut? … Continue reading

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Taxpayer money

“Taxpayer money,” we see and hear that phrase again and again. Politicians use it to emphasize that some of the funds in the Treasury are paid in the form of taxes. The phrase is misleading–once collected, money in the Treasury … Continue reading

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Tax Reform

Trump tax cut benefits all congressional districts up to $44,697 per family. –Kevin McCarthy, GOP Majority Leader, July 24 … record setting optimism is no accident. It is a reflection of the game-changing tax reform passed six months ago. Manufacturers … Continue reading

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