Tax and Appropriations

Tax and Appropriations Related
Hanukkah just came to a close, we are four days from Christmas, and we are nine days from the end of the year. And much of the work this Congress needs to do isn’t done. And so we find ourselves some 36 hours from shutting down our government.
There are a lot of bad headlines for the GOP this morning after they had to postpone the release of their tax bill due to deep disagreements amongst themselves, but they probably really hate this one:
You don’t say… the night before the GOP’s big bill they’re planning to jam through the legislative process comes out and they’re making last minute changes and scrambling for votes?
Before Republicans release their tax bill tomorrow, they might want to take a look at this NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll out today.
Similar to their TrumpCare efforts, House Republicans are once again trying to jam a partisan bill through Congress without any input from the American people.
Another day, another study saying the GOP tax framework will explode the deficit by cutting taxes on the wealthiest Americans and leaving the middle class behind.
ICYMI over the weekend, David Leonhardt breaks down how the GOP tax plan cuts taxes for the wealthy while raising taxes on the middle class.
How many times have we heard from the GOP that this plan will grow the economy?
This week, House Republicans adopted the Senate Republican budget, which will serve as a vehicle to jam tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans through Congress.
It’s a tale as old as time.
Forget everything you’ve heard from Republicans about fiscal responsibility.
A new Reuters poll confirms what is not shocking to anyone other than Republicans: Americans don’t support cutting taxes for the wealthy while leaving the middle class behind, and they don’t support blowing a hole in the deficit in order to give tax cuts to the wealthiest.
If you want to know how the Republican tax discussion is going, just take a look at what Reps. Collins, Schweikert, and Gaetz had to say about it.
This week, Republicans are rushing the Senate-passed budget resolution to the Floor – instead of going to conference – in order to speed up the process of passing legislation to give tax cuts to the wealthy.
How do you pass tax cuts for the wealthy while leaving the middle class behind and exploding the deficit?
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin made a number of stunning comments today, including his claim that “it’s very hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthy.”
Republicans’ tax framework would be a “fiscal disaster,” and we aren’t the only ones who think so.
Politico nails the question we’ve been asking the GOP for years: “Do deficits even matter, or do tax cuts trump all?”
Last week, House Republicans unveiled their partisan tax reform framework that will cut taxes for the wealthy while leaving the middle class behind and exploding the deficit.
Last week, House and Senate Republicans, along with the Trump Administration, released their joint tax reform framework, which provides tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans at the expense of the middle class and explodes the deficit.
Today's GOP Quote of the Day is from Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) pointing out the GOP’s hypocrisy on their tax reform framework that will explode the deficit to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. Couldn’t agree more, Senator Corker.
Here’s a jaw-dropping quote from OMB Director Mick Mulvaney this morning, courtesy of Bloomberg:
This week, House Republicans will bring their budget resolution to the Floor for consideration – 172 days after the April 15 deadline to complete their work on a budget.
This morning on CBS’ Face the Nation, Speaker Paul Ryan was asked about the GOP tax reform framework. When pressed on whether the framework will add trillions of dollars to the deficit, as the Tax Policy Center said it will, here's what he said:
JOHN DICKERSON:  “Will this tax plan increase the debt?”
PAUL RYAN: “It's going to be deficit neutral. That's the budget rules we use, which is call the Byrd rule.”