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Among Trump proposed cuts, $193 billion from food assistance

On Tuesday, May 23, the Trump administration revealed its budget recommendations. The budget included deep cuts to many critical programs, and Fair Share was especially disturbed to see $193 billion in cuts over the next 10 years to the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) also known as food stamps.

"This is America. No one should have to go hungry, we have the resources to make sure of that," noted Fair Share's Nathan Proctor. "The SNAP program works, and helps stabilize people going through a hard time and has a lot of support in Congress."

Interestingly enough, others in the

Trump Tax Reform Ignores Worst Problem in Tax Code

Our comments on the much anticipated tax reform plan:

"Already, our loophole-ridden corporate tax code is rigged for big companies and their armies of tax lawyers. Not only does this plan do nothing about the worst part of our tax code -- that it rewards hiding profits offshore -- it makes it worse ... "

Citing debunked tax myth, President Trump moves to scrap anti-inversion rule

As we at Fair Share have said previously, if we want to base our debate on tax reform on reality and fairness, we need to start with the facts, and correct the record.

President Donald Trump has often cited a myth about our tax code, one which has been disproven: That American companies pay the highest corporate taxes in the world.

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Town hall in Virginia highlights importance of Consumer Bureau

Predatory lending and unfair banking practices were a hot topic in Charlottesville yesterday when community leaders and advocates met at the Jefferson-Madison Library to discuss consumer protection and defending Virginians from unfair banking practices.

The event included Pastor Joseph Chambers of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors, former Sheriff of Fluvanna County Ryant Washington, David Irvin of Attorney General Herring’s office, Keo Chea of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Jane Dittmar of Delegate David Toscano’s office, Ed Mierzwiski of the Public Interest Research

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