Americans for Tax Fairness helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass a real infrastructure program that actually invests in American projects that will benefit the American people -- and fund these projects by taxing the rich and corporations a lot harder than we've been doing. (If any Congressfolk respond well then why didn't you tell me to vote against the tax plan that cut taxes on the rich and corporations ha ha ha snort, you can remind them that you did tell them, and that they ignored you.) The President's infrastructure plan would "leverage" $200 billion in spending to "attract" $1 trillion more, however that's supposed to work. Oh, wait, I know how it's supposed to work: it's supposed to give even more welfare handouts to corporations who will build a lot of toll roads to nowhere -- and, uh, do no work updating sewer systems, because that's not how you get rich! Heckuva job, Republicans!
Meanwhile, the President's cabinet, filled with the BEST and YUGEST people, also seems dogged by ethics missteps, and I don't just mean the implosions of Michael Flynn and Tom Price last year. No less than five cabinet secretaries, including the aforementioned Mr. Price, have faced investigation for ethics violations, including Messrs. Zinke, Pruitt, and Mnuchin, and now Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, who also held the same job under President Obama, but whose alleged transgression -- paying for his wife's trip to Europe with taxpayer funds -- happened under this Administration. Did Mr. Shulkin look around and say all the other kids are doing it, why not me? Issue One helps you tell Congress to strengthen the Office of Government Ethics (or OGE) by giving it subpoena power and the power to hand out penalties for wrongdoing, so that it can properly investigate ethics allegations by government officials. What do they have to be afraid of, after all?