A proposed tweak to the capital gains tax could benefit the rich in the form of a $100 billion tax cut the New York Times revealed this week. And the Treasury Department is looking to bypass Congress to get it done.
The executive branch would be helping wealthy traders, real estate moguls and other rich people in the United States pay far less in capital gains than they currently do by pretending “that the value of the things they are selling were actually worth more than they were when they bought them, and therefore should be taxed in many cases far less,” ThinkProgress reported.
Green groups denounced an environmental review released Monday by President Donald Trump’s State Department—which claims that building, operating, and maintaining the Nebraska portion of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would have a “negligible” to “moderate” environmental impact—and vowed to keep fighting the project.
No surprise here: Trump's state department finds "no significant environmental impacts" in Keystone XL review.
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“There is no effort being made by the government to fix this situation,” said Ashley Huebner, the associate director of legal services for the National Immigrant Justice Center, which represents migrant children in shelters in the Chicago area. “Each day it just becomes more obvious how their role has been abdicated.”
The difficult work of finding these parents has instead been left to advocacy organizations, faith-based groups, relatives, and lawyers, who’ve rapidly formed an ad hoc network spanning the United States and Central America. Each family’s case is unique, but a common challenge is lack of information. Investigators sometimes have only a name and a disconnected cell-phone number or a vague description of a remote village to work from.