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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

GOP Drops Tax Bill From Midterm Ad Blitz

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Turns out Republicans know their tax scam — running up trillion-dollar deficits to supply handouts to billionaires and Wall Street banks — won’t do them any favors during the midterm elections.

A tax scam heavily tilted toward the rich is barely mentioned in ads from the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Republican-aligned dark money group that spends millions of dollars trying to shore up a failing Republican majority.

Out of more than 31,000 ads the group has aired, a mere 17 percent refer to the tax scam, reports Bloomberg.

“The data underscore concerns among Republicans that the 2017 tax law — championed by President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders — hasn’t gained traction with voters ahead of the Nov.…

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Trump Tax Fraud Praised By Murdoch’s Minions

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.


President Donald Trump received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s businesses through a series of massive and at times fraudulent tax-dodging inheritance schemes — in sharp contrast to the image he has painted of himself as a self-made billionaire. That’s the takeaway from The New York Times’ devastating 18-month investigation, based on a trove of more than 100,000 pages of documents related to the Trump family’s real estate empire, that was published online yesterday and splashed across eight pages of today’s paper.

Unless, of course, you work at Fox News, the right-wing network that spins an alternate reality for Trump’s core supporters.…

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How The Republicans Abolished Poverty

Reprinted with permission from Creators

Listen … Can you hear it? Listen to the eerie “sound of silence” from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so loudly cheered themselves just a year ago for bestowing a trillion-dollar tax giveaway on corporate elites.

They told us they did it not for the rich, but to help middle-class and poor families. How would enriching the already rich benefit the rest of us? “Trickle-down Economics 101,” said Trump & Company, explaining that giving more money to elites would spark “an immediate jump in wage growth” because CEOs would use their bonanza to reward workers for their productivity.…

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