New Digital Ad Blasts GOP Tax Plan for Encouraging Outsourcing of American Jobs

As the House prepares to vote on the Trump tax bill this week, Bridge Project is launching a new digital ad sounding the alarm that the plan would break Donald Trump’s biggest promise by encouraging multinational companies to outsource good-paying American jobs.  The new ad will begin running today on social media networks.

To watch the new digital ad, “Trump’s Tax Plan Sells You Out,” click HERE.

“Donald Trump’s economic policies could not be more at odds with the promises he made on the campaign trail,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. “Instead of working on a jobs plan, he’s stacking his administration with lobbyistsand pushing through a tax bill that would send American jobs overseas – and that’s on top of raising taxes on millions of middle class Americans to cut taxes for the rich.  His agenda speaks volumes about who he’s truly looking out for, and […]

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Editorial Roundup: “If True” Edition

The Trump administration was again rocked by a series of negative editorials from newspapers across the country this week, as they planned to raise taxes on the middle class to give wealthy people like Trump a tax cut, refused to act to prevent mass shootings like the tragedy in Texas, and wouldn’t demand Roy Moore drop out of the Alabama Senate race following revelations he’d made sexual advances on underage girls.

Here’s what Americans read this week in their local newspapers:

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Asbury Park Press: GOP Tax Reform Plan Works — For The Rich

House Republicans revealed their tax “reform” plan on Thursday, the one President Trump has never tired of telling us will be really, really terrific — maybe the best idea in the history of American history. He is, of course, spectacularly wrong.

This is a colossal mess, a wildly ill-conceived handout to the wealthy […]

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ICYMI: More layoffs planned at Carrier plant Trump promised to save

“President Trump is King Midas in reverse, every business he touches lays off American workers,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.  “Here’s the truth: there have been more than 222,543 layoffs announced since Trump took office, including more than a thousand at the infamous Carrier Plant that Trump had promised to save.  His entire economic agenda has been lie, and the only consistent theme from his administration is a desire to further rig the economy for the super wealthy at the expense of the middle class.”

In addition to Carrier, many other businesses Trump touted have or promised to protect have turned around to layoff workers. This year that includes: 

Novartis laid off 204 workers — specifically noting that the jobs would be outsourced to India — even after Trump met with the company’s CEO.

Trump celebrating Boeing before the company laid off ~200 workers at the same […]

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Editorial Roundup: Release All The Records Edition!

Last week, while Congressional Republicans sided with banks and credit companies over their own constituents, and San Juan Mayor Cruz fought with Whitefish Energy, Donald Trump reiterated his support for Ed Gillespie, reversed his stance multiple times on 401(k)s, and tried to obstruct a teenager from obtaining an abortion.

 

Editorial boards across the country criticized Trump for his ACA sabotage, Trump’s Opioid epidemic response, echoed the criticisms of former Presidents and Republican Senators, and more. Here’s what Americans read this week in their local newspapers:

 

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Burlington Free Press: For The President, It’s Donald Trump First

 

The real danger of Trump’s performance in office is that Americans become so numb to the president’s outrageous behavior that they are unable to recognize the erosion of democracy taking place in plain sight.

 

The president sucks the air out of the news cycle with erratic tweets, sudden position reversals and […]

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Breaking with Trump, White House legislative director admits that “we need to turn this economy around”

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates released the following statement after White House Legislative Director Marc Short said we need to “turn this economy around,” directly contradicting Trump’s self-congratulatory and dishonest rhetoric about the economy:  

“Even Donald Trump’s top legislative aide doesn’t believe the President’s lies about his economic record. He just slipped and admitted the truth: the Trump economy isn’t working for everyone. Not only is job growth down under Trump, but across the board Trump has pursued an economic agenda that sells out the middle class and American workers to further rig the economy for the rich.

“Rather than investing in job creation and infrastructure, Trump has prioritized taking healthcare from millions of Americans in the name of partisanship and cutting taxes for the wealthy – the opposite of what the American people need.”

White House Legislative Affairs Director March Short on Fox & Friends, 10/17/2017: “We need it […]

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BREAKING: Fund Managers Say Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts Will Increase Automation, Cut Jobs

“At the very same time that Donald Trump is making empty promises about his tax plan benefiting manufacturing workers, fund managers are predicting that large companies will use the new corporate tax cuts in Trump’s proposal to invest in automation instead of actual jobs for Americans,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “It couldn’t be more obvious: the framework Trump and congressional Republicans are pushing is all about rigging the American economy so that the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations benefit while the American dream slips more out of reach for the middle class and those fighting to get into it.”

Key paragraph: “Fund managers from Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Hodges Capital and Hood Capital say that they expect that companies will use part of their tax savings to invest in high-cost machines that will allow them to reduce labor costs over time.”

Reuters: Tax-cut plan prompts fund managers to bet on automation
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By The Numbers: Trump Is Failing the Economy And Working Families

The economy ending 83 consecutive months of job growth is the latest evidence of the Trump Administration negative impact on the economy.  Even after you ignore the impacts of recent hurricanes, job growth during the first nine months of 2017 is slower than in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Donald Trump has derailed 83 straight months of private sector job growth and jog growth is moving at its slowest pace since 2010.  His corrupt administration is hurting economic growth in a way nothing in the past six years had been able to do,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. “Trump isn’t working. It’s time for him to stop vacationing on our dime and implement a real plan to create jobs and grow the economy.”

Here is a look at Trump’s time in office by the numbers:

200,744 American workers have […]

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Trump Economy Jobs Report: 191,480+ Announced Layoffs

No amount of phony press conferences or twitter tantrums can erase the damage Trump’s chaos, scandals, and ethical clouds are doing to the economy.  Nearly 250 days into his tenure Trump has done nothing to follow through on his campaign promise to begin a large-scale rebuilding of the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

Here is a look at Trump’s time in office by the numbers:

191,486 American workers have received pink slips since Trump took office
126 foreign workers have been requested by Trump Organization businesses
83 days wasted by Trump hanging out at his own properties
17,941 American jobs lost shipped overseas since Trump entered the Oval Office
21,600,000 dollars spent on Trump’s fancy vacation getaways

Read more at TrumpEconomy.com

“From fancy port-a-potys to golf cart rentals the costs for Donald Trump vacations are piling up into the tens of millions with American taxpayers stuck paying the tab,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.  “Adding injury to insult, nearly two-hundred-thousand Americans have lost their jobs […]

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American Bridge response to Trump Administration abandoning 4 million Americans being denied overtime pay 

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement after the Department of Justice announced it would stop defending the Obama Administration’s rule guaranteeing that approximately 4 million Americans would no longer be denied the overtime pay that they earn: 

“Donald Trump personally screwed over hundreds of employees by refusing to pay their overtime and now he’s using the Justice Department to slash the paychecks of 4 million hard-working Americans who will not receive the overtime pay ​that ​they earn. This is Trump’s latest action that is at odds with his campaign trail rhetoric, and ​it ​further shows how his economic agenda is solely designed to further rig the American economy for the rich – including Trump himself – at the expense of American workers. The American Dream is moving farther and father out of reach of our country’s workers and Donald Trump is to blame.” 

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Trump Economy Jobs Report: 178,750+ Announced Layoffs

After 225 days as President, Donald Trump still hasn’t come up with a comprehensive plan for creating and protecting good-paying American jobs. Nor has Trump so much as begun to follow through on his campaign promise to begin a large-scale rebuilding of the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

The result: across the country, 178,752 American workers that Trump sold out and left behind have received pink slips since Trump took his oath of office, according to American Bridge’s TrumpEconomy.com project.

“Despite Trump’s promises to rebuild our infrastructure and create good-paying American jobs, his first priority was to take away our healthcare access to cut his own taxes, and now he’s throwing all his weight behind even more big tax cuts for himself, his family, and billionaire CEOs,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. “All of that — plus Trump paying his own businesses millions in taxpayer dollars — proves once again that […]

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