It’s enough to make you reach for your blood pressure medications. The PhRMA giant Pfizer has been pocketing “yuge” tax breaks, only to raise drug prices, cut back essential research, lay off workers, and raise its CEO’s salary to stratospheric heights.
Inspired by West Virginia teachers’ successful strike, educators around the country are taking a stand for the raises, resources, and respect that they need.
The Republican tax scam doesn’t fool Bryan Barkalow, a lumberyard worker in Dayton, Ohio. President Trump is “pulling out jazz hands [razzle-dazzle] and shiny stuff up front and will screw us on the back end,” he warns.
Two months after President Trump signed the Republican tax bill with promises of big raises and new jobs, 98 percent of workers aren’t even getting bonuses.
In December, President Trump and the Republican Congress pushed through $1.5 trillion in trickle-down tax cuts. Now we know who Trump wants to pick up the tab: YOU.
The $1.5 trillion Republican tax cut was supposed to create jobs. But giant corporations are using their savings to kill jobs and reward investors.
Rebublican House Speaker Paul Ryan took to Twitter this week to boast that a school employee’s $1.50-a-week raise proves the Republican tax law is delivering pay increases for working Americans.