Not only are millions of Americans expected to receive smaller tax refunds this year as a result of the GOP tax scam, but it’s also been much harder for taxpayers to get their questions answered as they attempt to file their taxes.
With the President threatening another Trump shutdown, we wanted to draw your attention to a headline in today’s Wall Street Journal: Most Economists Say Fresh Government Shutdown Would Hurt U.S. Growth.
Climate change was conspicuously absent from Tuesday’s State of the Union address, and call us nostalgic for a bygone era (read: two years ago) when science was valued and not feared, but we wanted to be sure you saw NASA’s announcement that 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record.
Wanted to make sure you saw that Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump-McConnell shutdown was not a mistake. The shutdown meant 800,000 Americans missed two paychecks, thousands of contractors went unpaid, and the American people who rely on government services suffered. Not only that, but the shutdown cost the economy $11 billion.
Today is Day 33 of the Trump shutdown, the longest in our nation’s history, and the impacts of the shutdown are growing. From undermining law enforcement efforts and delaying tax refunds to cutting off revenue for small businesses and putting vulnerable Americans at risk of being evicted, the shutdown is affecting Americans across the country. Take a look: