We have to fight for the 20th Century.
If we can gather the troops and stop this..
Dolt45 will realize just how much the GOP has been covering for him.
I said stopping TRUMPCARE was important, not just to save healthcare for millions, but also to force them to show their sociopathy out in the open. We are about to see it, plain and simple.
They are discussing getting rid of the deductions for state and local tax.
Here’s the thing. There are GOP congressmen in the states that they want to punish. If they vote for this, they are literally signing their career death warrant. Republicans squeal about taxes. Putting their fingerprints on something that cannot be hidden, and that the voters can directly attach to them IS career suicide.
I know these areas in my state. These are people who are Republicans because ‘ they keep my taxes low’.
That’s the first thing out their mouths.
Something that directly hits their bottom line – they are proud members of the IGMFY crowd….
The folks that I’m talking about aren’t the Baby Jesus crowd. They moved to these areas for quality of life. And especially schools. That’s why it has been hard for the charter school scammers to move into the suburbs. How you gonna sell that scam to people who specifically moved there FOR the public schools? The attack on the taxes isn’t just taxes; they will see it-and correctly so- as an attack on ‘their way of life’. ALL made possible by the taxes. These taxes are their bottom line. Taking away that deduction is HUGE. HUGE.
The GOP controls all levers of government. There’s nobody to hide behind. They didn’t get TRUMPCARE, so they have to do their sociopathy out in the open.
These are the people who have accountants. Or know accountants. You don’t think that the whispering has already started about what the lack of state and local tax deductions will do their bottom line?
And, the only thing that they can explain is that the Koch Brothers will get a tax cut and somehow it will get back to them – which they know is bullshyt.
Good luck to the GOP reps thinking that they can sell that..
The path is direct now. They have nobody to hide behind.
I looked it up: Between CT, NY, NJ, CA, MA, IL and PA, there are over 40 GOP Reps. All being asked to commit Career Suicide. That’s more than enough to take back the House.
These tax cuts are about decimating the American Social Safety Net. Repealing the New Deal. Ridding us of the 20th Century.
You see now that, when people bring up the huge deficits that these tax cuts will cause, they don’t really care about the deficit. They spent 8 years howling about it when the Black Man was President. But, now, deficits don’t really matter.
Once they get those tax cuts past, then they’ll begin whining about the deficit, and how we have to make up that by cutting social programs – never defense, but Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. It would fiscally irresponsible not to deal with the deficit…but AFTER the giveaway to the rich and corporations.
Make no mistake – we have to fight for the 20th Century.
Some Articles about the proposed ‘tax reform’ scam.
Trump’s plan to sell tax cuts for the rich is to pretend they’re not happening
But they are.
Updated by Matthew Yglesias
Sep 27, 2017, 8:00am EDT
Republicans want to pass a large tax cut for high-income households. We know that because the House GOP’s tax reform blueprint features large tax cuts for high-income households, all the various iterations of Donald Trump’s campaign tax plans featured large tax cuts for high-income households, and all throughout Barack Obama’s first term, Republicans fought relentlessly to prevent the expiration of George W. Bush’s temporary tax cuts for high-income households.
The big problem with this agenda is that it’s hideously unpopular.
According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on September 22, for example, conservative Republicans oppose cutting taxes on higher-income people by a 42-50 margin. That’s not the overall public — that’s conservative Republicans. Naturally, Democrats are even less supportive, opposing such tax cuts by a staggering 33-62 margin. White men without a college degree — Trump’s demographic base — oppose a tax cut for the rich by a 37-60 margin, with women, nonwhite people, and college graduates all even more opposed. Rural voters oppose cutting taxes for the rich by a 36-60 margin, and suburban and urban voters are even more opposed.
No major group of Americans except Republican Party donors and elected officials wants this policy. But Republicans are trying to pass it. So the plan is to sell it by not talking about it at all.
Nobody wants Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut plan
Twenty-four percent say we need a business tax cut.
Updated by Matthew Yglesias
Sep 28, 2017, 9:50am EDT
Americans overwhelmingly want large businesses to pay more taxes rather than less. And though opinion is less unified on the question of taxing high-income households, there is still far more support for higher taxes rather than lower. A new poll from the Pew Center shows just 24 percent of Americans favor tax cuts for either large businesses or affluent families. Not even a majority self-identified Republicans like the idea of tax cuts for these groups.
By contrast, the tax breaks for rich people and big businesses are quite specific:
Households in the top income tax bracket (i.e., individuals making more than $418,000 or married couples earning more than $470,000) will definitely get their marginal tax rate cut from 39.6 percent to 35 percent.
Businesses that pay corporate income tax will see their profits taxed at a rate of 20 percent rather than 35 percent.
Partnerships and other businesses that don’t pay corporate income tax will see their top tax rate cut to 25 percent. This does nothing to help the majority of small business owners whose annual profits are less than $150,000 a year and are already paying at 25 percent. But bigger, more lucrative partnerships are getting a tax cut.
Best of all, big multinational corporations who book profits overseas will no longer owe any American corporate income tax whatsoever. Giant, highly profitable, and already cash-rich companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft will be, by far, the biggest winners here.
These specific, highly detailed tax cuts for big businesses, rich families, and owners of the bulk of the shares of big businesses are the fixed points around which everything else in the GOP’s vague tax plan is going to have to revolve. But since there is next to no public support for these ideas, the sales job is going to have to end up focusing on other things.