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Republicans Unveil Tax Bill Claiming to Benefit Middle Class

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Paul Ryan
Republicans Speak on Tax Plan on Capitol Hill, Washington, USA – 02 Nov 2017
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (C), along with other House Republicans, speaks about the GOP tax overhaul in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 02 November 2017. The plan seeks up to six trillion dollars in tax cuts over 10 years.

Republicans in the House have finally introduced their tax reform bill selling it as a boon to middle income Americans. But many point out that its biggest beneficiaries are corporations and wealthy elites. On today’s show we’ll speak with Charlie Fink from the group Patriotic Millionaires. Then, Les Leopold will join us to analyze Donna Brazile’s provocative accusation against Hillary Clinton for secretly taking over the DNC. In an excerpt just published from her forthcoming book, Brazile exposes an unethical financing agreement between the DNC and Clinton’s campaign that went back more than a year before Clinton won the nomination. Finally, investigative journalist Amy Littlefield joins us to discuss her new piece in Rewire about how Mike Pence’s anti-abortion bill included a coercive religious practice that first originated at a Catholic Church over the burial of fetal remains.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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