In The News
When it comes to families and communities that have been hurt by global competition, a few things seem clear. Thanks, in part to the campaign of President Trump, their plight is finally very much out in the open. The problem, however, is not simply that he’s unlikely to actually help these communities.
Hundreds of Democrats showed up in Fremont on Wednesday night to cheer Rep. Ro Khanna’s full-throated support of a new, far more progressive Democratic Party.
“I’d rather have a slightly smaller party, but one that’s a morally consistent party,” he told the overflow crowd at Ohlone College.
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a proud defender of the free market, went through great pains to make the case for a border adjustment tax. He knows that the entire Republican budget blueprint hinges on this provision because it is the only way to pay for massive tax cuts. The problem is that working families and the middle class will foot the bill.
Democrats in Congress are questioning the new FCC chief over his decision to slow the expansion of broadband subsidies for low-income households.
In a letter sent this morning, 41 House Democrats write that the commission’s actions have the effect of “reducing, not expanding, internet access” and “will hurt those in our country that need the most help.”