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Progressives Call Trump Executive Orders What They Are: IIllegal. Inadequate. Misleading. ‘A Disgrace.’ ‘A Sham.’ ‘A Cruel Joke.’

Wholly inadequate. Illegal. Misleading. “A failure.” “A disgrace.” “A sham.” “A cruel joke.” Progressive critics and Democratic lawmakers did not need the help of even the Republican U.S. Senator who used the phrase “unconstitutional slop” to describe President Donald Trump’s slate of executive orders—signed Saturday at his private golf club in New Jersey—to rack up …

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Vowing to Defend Retirees, Biden Denounces ‘New, Reckless War on Social Security’ by Trump

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has hit back against President Donald Trump’s open threat on Saturday to make permanent the payroll tax which funds both Social Security and Medicare, two of the nation’s most popular and vital safety net programs. Even as White House officials on Sunday did their best to walk back Trump’s …

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Progressives Say Call Trump Executive Orders What They Are: IIllegal. Inadequate. Misleading. ‘A Disgrace.’ ‘A Sham.’ ‘A Cruel Joke.’

Wholly inadequate. Illegal. Misleading. “A failure.” “A disgrace.” “A sham.” “A cruel joke.” Progressive critics and Democratic lawmakers did not need the help of even the Republican U.S. Senator who used the phrase “unconstituional slop” to describe President Donald Trump’s slate of executive orders—signed Saturday at his private golf club in New Jersey—to rack up …

Progressives Say Call Trump Executive Orders What They Are: IIllegal. Inadequate. Misleading. ‘A Disgrace.’ ‘A Sham.’ ‘A Cruel Joke.’ Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Leads Charge Against Trump, Denouncing ‘Dubious’ Executive Orders as ‘Cruel Joke’ on American People

Wholly inadequate. Illegal. Misleading. “A failure.” “A disgrace.” “A sham.” “A cruel joke.” Progressive critics and Democratic lawmakers did not need the help of even the Republican U.S. Senator who used the phrase “unconstituional slop” to describe President Donald Trump’s slate of executive orders—signed Saturday at his private golf club in New Jersey—to rack up …

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Trump Just Admitted on Live Television He Will ‘Terminate’ Social Security and Medicare If Reelected in November

President Donald Trump on Saturday afternoon openly vowed to permanently “terminate” the funding mechanism for both Social Security and Medicare if reelected in November—an admission that was seized upon by defenders of the popular safety net programs who have been warning for months that the administration’s threat to suspend the payroll tax in the name …

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$3,278 ER Visit for Coughing Fits and Fever Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Failure of For-Profit System

A $3,278 bill that Timothy Regan received after coughing fits and a low-grade fever sent him to a Denver emergency room in early April—as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States continued to climb—garnered national media attention Monday as an example of how much the nation’s for-profit healthcare system is costing Americans, …

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‘Massive Giveaway to Health Insurance CEOs’: Democratic COBRA Plan Denounced as Costly Taxpayer Gift to For-Profit Industry

For weeks, progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups pressed the House Democratic leadership to support an emergency expansion of Medicare coverage to the tens of millions of people who have lost their jobs and their employer-provided health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. But in their newly introduced 1,815-page coronavirus relief bill, House Democrats opted instead for …

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‘Outrageous, Callous, and Cruel’: Seniors Rip Trump for Holding Covid-19 Relief Hostage to Push Social Security Cuts

Grassroots advocacy groups representing millions of retirees and seniors across the United States are speaking out against and urging Congress to oppose President Donald Trump’s threat to block desperately needed Covid-19 relief legislation if it does not slash the payroll tax, which funds Social Security and Medicare. “It is outrageous, callous, and cruel for President …

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Trump Says He Won’t Approve Covid-19 Package Without Tax Cut That Offers Zero Relief for 30 Million Newly Unemployed

President Donald Trump on Sunday said he will not approve another badly needed Covid-19 stimulus package if it doesn’t include a payroll tax cut, a policy that would strike a blow to Social Security and Medicare funding while offering no relief for the more than 30 million people who have lost their jobs over the …

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As Millions Stripped of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill for Emergency Expansion of Medicare and Medicaid

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‘Pathetic’: Trump Says No to Additional Covid-19 Stimulus Checks, Backs Cutting Tax That Funds Social Security Instead

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