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News Republican officials say targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth

Republican officials say targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth

By Jeff Stein December 6 at 12:52 PM U.S. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Some House Republicans believe that Congress should cut Americans off government anti-poverty programs in part to help grow the national economy. “For us to achieve 3 percent GDP growth over the next 10 years from tax reform, we have to have welfare reform. We …

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Federal GOP: “We don’t have money” for sick kids because we gave it all to the wealthy

GOP: “We don’t have money” for sick kids because we gave it all to the wealthy

By Dan Desai Martin   | December 2, 2017 In a move that would make Scrooge blush, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch insisted there is no money to help cancer-stricken children days before jamming through a tax scam that gives billions of dollars to the uber-wealthy. At the beginning of the holiday season, Republicans showed Americans where their …

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News Economist warns GOP tax plan ‘is a big, beautiful, huge Christmas gift to the Trump family’

Economist warns GOP tax plan ‘is a big, beautiful, huge Christmas gift to the Trump family’

Travis Gettys 22 Nov 2017 at 08:33 ET A Columbia University economist told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the Republican tax overhaul is essentially a giveaway to President Donald Trump, his children and his grandchildren. Jeffrey Sachs, who’s known as one of the world’s leading experts on poverty and economic development, said the GOP bill would …

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News After House GOP Committed Political Suicide, White House Says Obamacare Repeal Doesn’t Need To Be In Tax Bill

After House GOP Committed Political Suicide, White House Says Obamacare Repeal Doesn’t Need To Be In Tax Bill

By Jason Easley on Sun, Nov 19th, 2017 at 4:21 pm After Republicans may have destroyed their chances of keeping the House in 2018 by including a repeal of the ACA individual mandate in the tax cut bill, Trump’s White House now says it’s no big deal if Obamacare repeal isn’t included in the bill. …

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Federal Senate GOP moves to repeal consumer rule

Senate GOP moves to repeal consumer rule

Kevin Freking, Associated Press Associated PressOctober 24, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to repeal a banking rule that would let consumers band together to sue their bank or credit card company to resolve financial disputes. Vice President Mike Pence cast the final vote to break a 50-50 tie. The banking …

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News Corker: The GOP Budget Process Is The ‘Biggest Hoax’ In America

Corker: The GOP Budget Process Is The ‘Biggest Hoax’ In America

By Harrison Kirk- October 19, 201758 Though he voted to advance the current budget for Fiscal Year 2018, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is now sounding like he might be having second thoughts, telling reporters: “The only thing about this that matters is preparation for the tax reform. Other than that, these amendment votes, everything about …

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Federal In the Age of Trump, Tom Cotton May Be America’s Most Dangerous Senator

In the Age of Trump, Tom Cotton May Be America’s Most Dangerous Senator

Mehdi Hasan October 18 2017, 9:33 a.m. Is there a more dangerous member of Congress than Tom Cotton? The hawkish Republican senator and former U.S. Army captain has never hidden his relentless obsession with confronting Iran. He has led the charge on Capitol Hill to dismantle the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic while constantly banging …

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News Republican senator thinks $150,000 is a middle-class income in Ohio

Republican senator thinks $150,000 is a middle-class income in Ohio

By Alison R. Parker   | October 15, 2017 GOP Sen. Rob Portman’s assessment of what “middle class” means in terms of income is further proof of how out of touch the Republican Party is from the reality of most Americans’ lives. Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman has a rather grand view of what “middle class” means …

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Federal GOP senator admits Trump’s heartless sabotage of health care will hurt Americans

GOP senator admits Trump’s heartless sabotage of health care will hurt Americans

By Alison R. Parker   | October 15, 2017 Sen. Susan Collins did not try to avoid or sugarcoat the hard truth: the Trump administration’s reckless attacks on Obamacare and the health care system will bring untold harm to a lot of people. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine CNN It’s no secret at all how much …

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