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Today, the administration will hold an event about efforts by companies to invest in workers.

Every story on it should make clear how much new federal $ is going to it. The answer is basically zero.

For an administration with a cooperative Congress, this is PR, not policy.
In contrast, the administration & Congress devoted $1.5 trillion to address the twin "problems" of too-low corporate profits (graph) & people whose parents die wealthy being unable to inherit ENOUGH millions of $ (link).
#priorities #RespectTheirAgency…
$0 to boost human capital & workers, which is where almost most Americans get most of their income.

$1.5 trillion to boost financial capital & investors. 10% of Americans own 84% of stock.

That's the context.
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The to-and-fro about whether to look at GOP tax bill before or after most of its provisions expire is distracting from the fact that it's very bad in both cases, for the same reasons 1/
Here's why we should take the fact that it sunsets most of its provisions -- leaving only tax cuts for corporations paid for by low- & middle-income tax increases & 13 million more uninsured -- seriously: 2/
The Senate rules didn't make them do this. The GOP chose to make this trade-off of hurting households to make corporate tax cuts permanent.… #RespectTheirAgency 3/
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