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