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:
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?
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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…:
This morning on Twitter my friend posted a response to the question: Without naming the title, what is your favourite movie?
That question made me smile for just last night the Honey-do and I were talking about how much we loved growing up with our parents favorite movies and shows. We remember growing up with black and white movies on television and I remember having a black and white television when my parents could finally afford one.
“Walk slow, like you do when you come to pay your taxes.”
It is difficult to choose my favorite movie but the above quote is from a movie I like very much. Seems appropriate to quote while waiting with bated breath to see if the Progressive Republicans will actually pass a meaningful #TaxReform.
Seriously, I do not see Paul Ryan or Mitch McCONnell running toward #StopSpending or permanently, let alone immediately, #Kill the #DeathTax or the #ParentTaxPenalty or #SALT either.
And what about that #ContinuingSpendingResolution vs #BalancedBudget?
“You’d be surprised how quickly things get done when you do some actual work and don’t rely on political favors.”
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.
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As the Senate deliberates this week it will be interesting to see what happens next.
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:
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 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.
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.