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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Feb 16, 2018

Just six weeks after jacking up the deficit by $1.5 trillion to give huge tax cuts to millionaires and wealthy corporations, President Trump laid plain how he plans to pay for them in the budget he released this week. To unpack the budget’s winners and losers, Rebecca is joined by Chad Bolt, senior policy manager at Indivisible. Next, this week wasn’t just budget week—it was also infrastructure week, with the release of Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan. Rebecca is joined by Kevin DeGood, director of infrastructure policy at the Center for American Progress, to unpack what’s in the plan. And finally, nearly 28 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became the law of the land, this week the House lobbed a major attack on disability rights by passing a bill that would gut the landmark civil rights law. Rebecca talks with Anita Cameron, a longtime activist with ADAPT, about how it feels to be fighting to save the ADA nearly three decades after she fought for its passage.