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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Nov 3, 2017

This week, House Republicans released their tax plan, finally providing long-awaited details on what they really mean when they say “tax reform.” While they billed it as a middle-class tax cut, in reality it’s Christmas come early for wealthy corporations and the richest Americans. Meanwhile, middle-class and working families would at best get scraps — and in many cases, see their taxes increased. Seth Hanlon, one of CAP’s tax gurus, joins with the skinny on the bill — and a bushelful of Pinocchios for the GOP. Next, outdated laws and policies often fail to meet the needs of American families — in large part because of how they define “family.” Rebecca talks with Laura Durso, CAP’s Director of LGBT Progress; Kate Gallagher Robbins, CAP’s Director of Family Policy; and Rebecca Cokley, a senior fellow for disability policy, about the need for more inclusive definitions of who is considered family — and the importance of including so-called “chosen family” when it comes to paid leave policies and more.