Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
I’m a business consultant … and I’ve been in literally hundreds of organizations. … You’re not going to ramp your business up because you got a tax cut … That’s not how business works. MoreVincent from Bloomfield Hills, MI | Map
To get health insurance when you didn’t work for government or a large company … was an unnecessarily high expense … partly as a result of the exclusion of employer provided health care from taxation. MoreArt from Dallas , TX | Map
[With a sales tax] wealthy people like myself … are only taxed on a portion of what we make. … A wage earner is getting taxed on all of his and I’m getting taxed on a piece of mine. MoreJohn from Santa Fe, NM | Map
I would be a Wal-Mart greeter now [if it weren’t for veterans’ benefits]. … I’d have to sit here and watch television and hold my breath that the furnace didn’t give. MoreJoe from Amherst, MA | Map
Pell grants... and federal student loans enabled me to go to college and grad school… Were it not for these programs, I would be left with very few opportunities in the rural community I came from. MoreDale from Leeds, MA | Map
I live on my son's property and pay a moderate rate, was investigated by Social Security and half my SSI was taken away. MorePamela from Laytonville, CA | Map
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