Over or Under selling #TaxReform?

I am all for the GOP Tax Reform Bill IF they pull the best out of both bills and pass something that will help the taxpayer. But here is the problem in getting the best bill out of the Conference Committee:

Conference committee could still destroy tax reform

And here are several other problems: Progressives. Check out their Liberty Scorecards and their Heritage Action Scorecards to see how fiscally conservative they are.

For example, see Claire McCaskill, the 21st richest lawmaker on Capitol Hill in 2015, Conservative Review here and on Heritage Action here.

Ask yourself: How do each of her complaints about the current GOP tax plan really matter? Is she really serious or is she just grandstanding and complaining without just cause? Is she really concerned about the taxpayer based upon her lifestyle or does she simply live out of taxpayer pockets? Is she really concerned about all taxpayers or just some taxpayers?  Just who is worthy to pay taxes and who is worthier to live off the blood money of some taxpayers? And will she ever stop spending long enough to Cut, Cap, and Balance a Budget?

And of course…

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And a few other things worth reading before you make up your own mind:

By the way, in case you missed it or in case you never knew…:

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Paul Ryan and Mitch McCONnell #TaxReform vs #RealTaxReform

Bottom line, a meager #TaxReform passed in the house. It is better than nothing IF Mitch McConnell presses for #honest reform from the Senate and the House and Senate rise up to negotiate every best part from both bills without compromising to the progressive agenda. 
My touchstones for integrity in the senate are Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I am watching them to hear how things are really going in the senate negotiating process.
See: 

 

As the Senate deliberates this week it will be interesting to see what happens next. 

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The Big Whoop Tax Plan: a little whoop

There have been alleged tax plans and rumors of tax plans running rampant for weeks. Today there is a big whoop about the official tax plan however, it is worthy of a little whoop since there is still more to this marathon than shooting out of the starting blocks. There seems to be a severe overselling of the plan and I am hoping there will be enough support for it to keep a continued momentum to stomp excessive taxation and spending into the ground. 

Begin here with Senator Mike Lee’s joint statement with Senator Marco Rubio: 

Nov 02 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement Thursday in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX):

“We appreciate the hard work and countless hours our colleagues in the House have put into crafting this legislation. As we’ve long said, tax reform should be about making the code more pro-growth and pro-family. The House bill is an important step in the process.”

“The best way to provide real relief to working families is through a straightforward, significant, and permanent expansion of the child tax credit. We wish the House draft had done more on this front – preferably doubling the credit to $2,000 per child and expanding its applicability to payroll taxes. We look forward to working with our colleagues to make sure working families are moved to the front of the line in the Senate bill.”

The Daily Signal has a piece: House GOP Unveils Details of Tax Reform Bill.
Heritage Action put out a press release: HOUSE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL TAX REFORM PLAN.
The plan still has a long way to go. It will be interesting to see how things go, what pork will be added in, what good things will be reduced or taken out, as the senate enters the arena. 
We shall see what happens next. It could be weakened further or, if heartedly debated, there may be a few grander concessions take place with pressure from the voters to their  representatives. 
Honestly, IF all in D.C. had to abide by the same rules as the common man, there would be significantly greater changes to the tax code from the get go.  
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Who will help me make Government Small Again?

Tonight Senator Mike Lee held a live event on his Facebook page that was also linked to his Senate page. As always, watching and listening to Mike is like sitting in Church. I feel so much better hearing him listen to questions, then answer people with clear, plain language so there is no misunderstanding as to where he stands on issues or about the principles he so heartedly defends.

His closing comments were absolutely fantastic. I wish those comments and the following was on YouTube so I could embed them. They are not yet available, but here is my transcription of a short video on his Twitter feed: 

“In order to have economic growth we do need to adjust the size, the scope, the cost of the federal government. And when we look at so called tax pay-fors, we shouldn’t just be looking to raise taxes on anyone, we should, instead, be looking for ways to make government more effective, make government more efficient, make sure the government can do more with less.

Business all around America do this constantly as they have to adjust to market cycles, as they have to adjust to real world conditions.

Tragically, the government hasn’t held itself to that same standard. And as a result government has continued to grow, the cost of it has continued to expand and to do so at an unacceptably high rate….”  ~ Senator Mike Lee, October 25, 2017 

Please, go to Mike’s YouTube page. Get your information on Mike Lee from the original source, Mike Lee, so you can see how truly a Consistent Conservative he is. 

It is NOT the Government’s money: 

Watch Mike on today’s Senate Republican’s broadcast regarding the Parent Tax Penalty. The entire broadcast is great. Mike comes in around the 14 minute mark.

#MikeLeeForSenateMajorityLeader 

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Feel the Bern on Taxes

I had a lot going on today and this evening so missed the debate with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz.

Bottom line for me: Full Repeal of Obamacare Tax is REAL tax reform.

Senator Mike Lee’s take on the Child Tax Credit as neccesary for tax reform makes total sense to me and I do not have children. Read FOR THE NON-RICH, THE CHILD TAX CREDIT IS THE KEY TO TAX REFORM by Ernie Tedeschi.

Mike Lee posted, quote:  must benefit our ultimate entrepreneurial and investor class: America’s moms and dads. 

And there there are issues with tax reform and the budget process playing into it. What difference does tax reform make if there is no cutting, or capping or balancing happening the budget?… while spending keeps going on and on and on and …. well, you get the picture.

Please, watch Mike Lee tell it like it needs to be told: 

(Wish there was a rap for things Mike Lee talks about! >subliminal to Nate Smoove and Diamond & Silk<.)

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It’s Tea Party Time Florida

My Congressman seems to be pretty set on a path of what he claims a Libertarian bent so I thought it wise to post his Scorecards, the ones that matter most to me, here: 

  1. Conservative Review: BILL POSEY in office since 2009
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Posey, Florida, District 8

 

Who is even worse is Sweet Ol’ Bill Nelson, my misguided F-rated senator. Do not even get me started. Facts speak for themselves: 

  1. Conservative Review: Bill Nelson in office since 2001
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Nelson, Florida

 

I have been following Conservative Partnership Institute. They send me a list of “top stories Conservatives are following” for the week: 

Just makes me want to shake my head and roll my eyes. Not at Conservatives but at the state of the nation in my lifetime. In my teens I could never have imagined things would be such a mess, so turned inside out. 

The Senate, for years has been a problem when it comes to the watchcare needed to preserve the Constitution. I am so sick of the liars in the Senate. I am sick of them attacking honorable men like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. 

That leads me to share the following serials with you from GlennBeck.com, as a measuring stick for the politicians in your neck of the woods: 

  1. Progressive Liars Part I: Fear and Hope 
  2. Progressive Liars Part II: German Roots 
  3. Progressive Liars Part III: Margaret Sanger
  4. Progressive Liars Part IV: Woodrow Wilson
  5. Progressive Liars Part V: Prohibition
  6. Progressive Liars Part VI: FDR Part I
  7. Progressive Liars Part VII: FDR Part II
  8. Progressive Liars Part VIII: FDR Part III

That takes me to Jenny Beth Martin and the Tea Party Patriots. I really like how the TPPatrios have never lost vision. Jenny Beth is still out there fighting the good fight. Be sure to check out her Journal.

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I have been pondering….

There is a lot I remember about the sixties culture and how the “adults” of the time were my teachers, spreading their ideas in the classroom. There was a mix of traditional and the new revolutionary educators. I still recall the clean cut and hippy-dippy dichotomy. And I, with my #SkullFullOfMush, was fortunate enough to grow up with some wonderful learning experiences emblazoned within my soul. 

Honestly, nothing has changed regarding the differences between those who love and fight for freedom to choose and those who love to fight for suppressive totalitarianism in my lifetime. Deception is still the primary tool used to lull the masses into submission. 

I have been watching Paul Ryan. Is he honest? It seems like he is presenting himself in a deceptive manner, as though he is running for President.  

It is one thing to profess a positive attitude verses being a pessimist but it is wholly something else to profess victory and goodness when nothing is in writing or settled in the open with a debate followed by a vote. 

I am also watching Mark Meadows. Is he honest? Is he campaigning to take over Paul Ryan’s speakership? 

Another question is: Is the MSM presenting Ryan and Meadows deceptively? 

It seems like something is off. To quote Rush Limbaugh: Socialism funds nothing. Capitalism does therefore something is not sitting quite right in the media circus of faux healthcare and tax reform for it seems like the solution begins with honest leadership promoting healthy, robust and open debate. 

I am still waiting….. 

Full Repeal is Tax Reform

McConnel & Ryan: Shambala or Pants on Fire 

An Opportunity for Pro-Growth and Pro-Family Tax Reform – National Review

Sen. Lee: ObamaCare should’ve been repealed in January – Fox & Friends

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