Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


As President Trump Speaks to the Farm Bureau, Both Are Betraying Farmers

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

On Monday, the US president will take time out from his regular schedule to talk about agriculture. He’s scheduled to deliver a speech in Nashville at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation (aka “Farm Bureau”). The organization’s president, Zippy Duvall, called this a proud moment, and I’m not surprised. The Farm Bureau and Mr. Trump have a lot in common: they claim to serve farmers but in reality, they’re not doing much to improve most farmers’ lives and prospects. Read more >

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A graduate student demonstrates how her tax burden would increase by nearly $10,000 if the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law. Photo: Amanda Rose

New Tax on Graduate Students Would Harm the US

, research scientist, Center for Science and Democracy

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would make it difficult, if not impossible, for many of the brightest minds in America to enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, ultimately decreasing America’s international competitiveness in science and technology. Read more >

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