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New Overdose Data Sharpens Call for Closing Loopholes Used to Launder Opioid Profits

After new research by the New York Times found that overdose deaths are the leading cause of death of Americans under 50, it's a powerful reminder that the recommendations of our report, Anonymity Overdose, have not been addressed by Congress.

The scale of the opioid crisis is staggering, and deserves an all-hands-on-deck response from our leaders.
 
We know why cartels traffic these drugs. They do it for the money, and we at Fair Share believe it's time to go after the money more effectively.
 
There is a simple bipartisan solution we can enact right now which would help.

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Among Trump proposed cuts, $193 billion from food assistance

On Tuesday, May 23, the Trump administration revealed its budget recommendations. The budget included deep cuts to many critical programs, and Fair Share was especially disturbed to see $193 billion in cuts over the next 10 years to the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) also known as food stamps.

"This is America. No one should have to go hungry, we have the resources to make sure of that," noted Fair Share's Nathan Proctor. "The SNAP program works, and helps stabilize people going through a hard time and has a lot of support in Congress."

Interestingly enough, others in the

Trump Tax Reform Ignores Worst Problem in Tax Code

Our comments on the much anticipated tax reform plan:

"Already, our loophole-ridden corporate tax code is rigged for big companies and their armies of tax lawyers. Not only does this plan do nothing about the worst part of our tax code -- that it rewards hiding profits offshore -- it makes it worse ... "

Citing debunked tax myth, President Trump moves to scrap anti-inversion rule

As we at Fair Share have said previously, if we want to base our debate on tax reform on reality and fairness, we need to start with the facts, and correct the record.

President Donald Trump has often cited a myth about our tax code, one which has been disproven: That American companies pay the highest corporate taxes in the world.

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