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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”