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AOC Condemns U.S. System That Allows Trump, Amazon to Pay Almost No Taxes But Doesn’t Fund Health Care For All

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday criticized the U.S. system that enables large companies like Amazon and high-profile business leaders like President Donald Trump to pay little or no federal income tax.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at the White House September 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. According to a recent report by The New York Times, Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the U.S. tax system in a tweet on Tuesday in response to the Times' investigation.


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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at the White House September 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. According to a recent report by The New York Times, Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the U.S. tax system in a tweet on Tuesday in response to the Times’ investigation.

The representative for New York’s 14th District said she couldn’t understand the people who both defend the country’s tax system and question how changes to the health care system and other progressive initiatives could be funded.

“The nerve of people who ask ‘how are you going to pay for it?’ whenever

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Liberia: Doctors Warn of High Death Rate Should Health Workers Strike Continue – Condemns Replacement of Striking Workers

Monrovia — The Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) has expressed concerns that if nothing is done to quickly resolve the standoff between the government and striking health workers, the country’s health sector would soon collapse and there would be a mounting death toll at hospitals and health centers.

The LMDA also condemned the government’s action to replace the striking health workers with new recruits, noting that such would only compound the existing problem.

The LMDA acts as the national representative body for the medical profession as well as promote health care delivery in Liberia.

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in a press statement over the weekend disclosed that “The Ministry of Health has been instructed to solicit applications from qualified health workers of various grades, including nurses, nurse aides, midwives, laboratory technicians, etc. in order to fill the temporary vacancies that have resulted from the strike action.

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