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Right Problems, Wrong Solutions: Fair Share responds to Paul Ryan's tax reform push

In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan's renewed push, rolled out on Tuesday, June 20, around tax reform, Fair Share's Nathan Proctor said:

"There is a lot to the conversation about tax reform where there is broad agreement. Paul Ryan says we need to prevent offshoring, and we agree. He talks about getting rid of loopholes to make the tax code fairer, and we agree. He talks about shoring America up in anxious times, and we agree. But instead of closing loopholes, the plans we've seen would create new, bigger loopholes ...

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 ... "

Now onto taxes ...

Now that the health care vote has been delayed (for now), it appears that tax reform will move to the top of the agenda.

Just like with health care reform, the details are being kept hidden for now. No matter what plans are put forward, you can be sure that we at Fair Share will:

6 ways the Senate Democrats' infrastructure plan will work better than President Trump's

The Trump White House previewed part of their infrastructure, and Senate Democrats have countered with a plan on its own.

While we don't know exactly what the administration is planning, during the campaign they offered an overview of a plan that focused on tax breaks for private developers. Over the last few days, a list of possible projects was leaked which appear to be at odds with that earlier overview.

Fair Share supports investing in infrastructure, prioritizing repair, maintenance, long-term sustainability and expanding access to economic opportunities.

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