GOP Tax Cuts Discussed on America’s Work Force

Marshall Auerback, contributing writer to the Independent Media Institute spoke to America’s Work Force on Tuesday, July 30 about the GOP tax cuts.

Marshall Auerback Independent Media InstituteAuerback discussed the GOP tax cuts, led by President Trump, and how they have hurt American’s more than they have helped. The purpose of the tax cuts was to have money to create more jobs but the tax cuts have not come back to create the jobs they promised, rather, they accelerated offshoring. According to Auerback, one of the major examples of this was the AT&T tax bailout. AT&T asked for a tax cut, which they promised they would use to create thousands of jobs for every billion they were saved. After receiving 20 billion dollars in tax cuts, no jobs were created and thousands were destroyed. Auerback said that AT&T took this tax break and offshored their call center jobs after promising to create more jobs.

Michael Li Brennan Center for JusticeMichael Li, senior counsel member at the Brennan Center for Justice joined AWF on July 30 to speak about voting safety in America. He talked about the ongoing issue of gerrymandering districts, voter fraud and election security. Li highlighted that 41 states still use archaic voter registration systems, leaving them vulnerable to hackers. Lastly, he talked about the push to pass legislation on purging voters who have not participated in any elections in the past six years.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about medicare’s 54th birthday after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law on this day in 1965.



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New School Funding Formula Discussed on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers joined America’s Work Force on April 16 to speak about schools getting their fair share of government funding.

OFT-AFT Melissa CropperCropper talked about how there needs to be a new school funding system that will equally spread out money allocated to properly fund these schools. She discussed how urban and poor school districts have fallen victim to “flat funding” which she said is where they will receive less funding than a more wealthy school district. Cropper said that many people are calling the current funding system unconstitutional with how they are deciding who will receive more funding, even though everyone is supposed to get the same.

Cropper then went on to talk about schools preparedness for school shootings with more and more live shooter exercises. One school took their drills a little too far and grabbed four teachers, lead them into a room, and shot them execution style with an airsoft gun. Cropper was talking about how horrifying that is and how there are much more practical and safe ways to do these drills.

Jeff Bryant Our Schools Independent Media InstituteJeff Bryant, freelance journalist with the Independent Media Institute spoke to AWF on April 16 about wasting valuable money on charter schools. He talked about a charter school grant program that is taking money away from other school funding and how it is causing schools to have to cut programs so that they are able to remain open. He said one thing that is upsetting many other schools is that this charter school grant program is asking for more money, even though their education is being cut, and how he thinks they should be thoroughly audited so that people can see they do not need more money.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School Shooting and how schools have changed since then.



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