How Trump scammed the American people

This piece was originally published in the September 28, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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$750

The amount Trump paid in taxes in 2016 and 2017.

Trump just picked a Supreme Court nominee who’s been described as a “targeted missile at the Affordable Care Act.”

So what exactly is Trump’s “plan” for your health care in the middle of a pandemic? To take it away.

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IN THE NEWS

  • Trump paid zero income taxes in ten of the last fifteen years, according to a bombshell New York Times report released last night. According to the Times’ analysis of Trump’s tax returns, he paid just $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, which somehow feels more insulting than if he’d evaded them entirely. On top of being blatantly unfair, every cent that wealthy people like Trump don’t pay in taxes is a cent we don’t get for the bridges, roads, schools, and countless public services that working Americans rely on.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Progressives are gearing up for the battle over Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), both of whom sit on the Judiciary Committee, have announced that they will not meet with the nominee, citing an “illegitimate” and rushed confirmation process.

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This piece was originally published in the September 28, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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