Tag: tax policy

GOP tax law isn’t just about taxes — it’s undermining American health care

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August 15, 2018

Editor’s note: The op-ed excerpted below was written by Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, and Margarida Jorge, co-director of Health Care for America Now! It was originally published by The Hill on Aug. 9. On Aug. 12, the New York Times editorial board published a piece titled, “You Know Who the Tax Read More »

Trump Top Priorities

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July 31, 2018

Of course we know President Trump wants to build a border wall.  Yesterday he threatened to shut down the government over funding for it.  But that’s not his Administration’s only priority.  Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced that they’re studying whether they can provide another $100 billion tax break to the richest Americans.  They Read More »

Why We Do the Work We Do Together

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July 16, 2018

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand basic needs programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This week is even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Thursday, July 19th, where Read More »

The tax law six months out: a ‘frontal assault on communities of color’

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June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22 marked the six-month anniversary of President Trump signing the GOP tax bill into law. Some of the more unsavory aspects of the bill have been well-reported: for example, the fact that it will add $1.9 trillion to the nation’s deficit over the next decade, and the fact that instead of using the Read More »

Canadian-style child benefit would cut U.S. child poverty by more than half

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May 29, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Arloc Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). It was originally published on CBPP’s blog, Off the Charts, on May 24.   Lawmakers need not look far to find ways to help struggling families with children raise their living standards. Canada recently adopted the Canada Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Cuts to SNAP, threats to housing, the 2020 Census and more

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May 4, 2018

Cuts to SNAP. Threats to housing. Stock buybacks for corporations. While Senators and Representatives are home this week, advocates are making their voices heard at events and in-district meetings. Those who care about human needs also preparing for Congress’s return to D.C. next week and the flurry of legislative activity that is set to follow. Read More »

Tax Day protesting

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April 17, 2018

Tax Day – a day many Americans perceive with dread. But here at CHN, we support our tax dollars going to critical programs that millions of Americans rely on every day – programs like education, housing assistance, child nutrition programs, Medicaid, and so many more. We are, of course, always mindful that these programs need Read More »

Head Smacker: The State of the Union edition

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January 31, 2018

There were so many Head Smackers in President Trump’s State of the Union address last night that it nearly left many of us at CHN with concussions. Thankfully, CHN’s members were quick to react and get the facts out there. Below is a recap of just a few of the tweets our friends put out Read More »

The State of the Union in Perspective: Trump’s America and Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms

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January 30, 2018

In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt addressed the nation to bring us together in support of a strong American presence in the world.  Defeating the Axis forces in concert with our allies was essential to ensure that people all over the world could enjoy four freedoms:  freedom of speech and of religion, and freedom from want and Read More »

Human Needs Report: What Congress Did – and Didn’t Do – at the End of 2017, and What’s on Tap for Early 2018

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January 11, 2018

A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things stand? CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a brief rundown on Congress’s spending work, the tax cut Read More »