Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget 2017

See it here to compare it with the GOP budget plan, or even the corporate Dem plan. Granted the CPC proposes budgets every year and they get voted down by all the GOP members and all the corporate Dem members. But the CPC is slowly growing in numbers and some day the American public will wake up enough to vote in more progressive members so that they actually get this agenda implemented. That job is up to us, so get busy people. A few examples of how progressive values are represented in their budget. See it for much more.

Invests $1 trillion to transition to 21st Century infrastructure, which ensures our roads, bridges, railways, and facilities are strong and that no town experiences the devastating effects of crumbling infrastructure we’ve seen in Flint, Michigan.

Expands commitment to create efficient renewable energy and competitive, high-quality green jobs.

Supports wage increases for working Americans, negotiating rights and fair pay.

Reverses harmful cuts and enhances the social safety net.

Provides an increase in Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers displaced by bad trade deals.

Strengthens Department of Justice Voter Protection Programs.

Funds public financing of campaigns to curb the influence of special interests in politics.

Ensures profits from investments are taxed at the same rate as income from work.

Returns to Clinton-era tax rates for households making over $250,000 and implements new brackets for those making over $1 million.

Ends corporate inversions that allow U.S. companies to avoid paying taxes.

Ends unlimited executive pay tax write-offs.

Closes tax loopholes and ends subsidies provided to oil, gas, and coal companies.

Invests in clean, renewable, and efficient energy and green manufacturing.




About theurj

Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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