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The report found that the bulk of the benefits from the GOP tax bill would go toward wealthier Americans. The report also found that by 2027, 28% of Americans would see their taxes increase, relative to current law.
“The most excited group out there are big CEOs, about our tax plan,” Gary Cohn, the leading White House economic adviser and former chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs, said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday.
My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again,’” Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), himself a millionaire, said on Tuesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Thursday that a failure to pass tax reform would fracture the Republican Party and lead to more far-right wing primary challengers. “The financial contributions will stop,” he added.
“Representative Chris Collins confessed that donors are telling him to cut their taxes ‘or don’t ever call again,’” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted. “That’s why this bill raises taxes on middle class families.”
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: dfnj2015
And if the dems were trying to pass the same goat screw mess, it would be the same situation. Something called the ACA proves this.
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Willtell
Admissions like these have the dembs wetting their pants while doing a happy dance in anticipation of the midterms.
No wonder so many Republicans are retiring early and simply bailing out.
originally posted by: Willtell
…And just like supine sheep going to slaughter we the people accept this running criminal bribery enterprise at the head of our governmental apparatus.
IF we were so inclined we would shut this down in a week.
Here a rundown on the millionaires club we call congress
The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed the personal financial disclosure data from 2012 of the 534 current members of Congress and found that, for the first time, more than half had an average net worth of $1 million or more: 268 to be exact, up from 257 the year earlier. The median for congressional Democrats was $1.04 million and, for Republicans, $1 million even.
All that wealth and now we have a billionaire as president!
Source: Roll Call (2015)
IN THE MILLLIONS
Rank Name Party State Net Worth ($ million)
1 Rep. Greg Gianforte
2 Rep. Darrell Issa
3 Rep. Michael McCaul
4 Rep. John Delaney
5 Sen. Mark Warner
6 Rep. Jared Polis
7 Rep. David Trott
8 Sen. Richard Blumenthal
9 Sen. Dianne Feinstein
10 Rep. Vern Buchanan
11 Rep. Diane Black
12 Rep. Scott Peters
13 Rep. Alan Grayson
14 Rep. James Renacci
15 Rep. Suzan DelBene
16 Rep. Nancy Pelosi
17 Rep. Roger Williams
18 Rep. Tom MacArthur
19 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen
20 Rep. Chris Collins
21 Sen. Jim Risch
22 Sen. Claire McCaskill
23 Rep. Joseph Kennedy III
24 Sen. Bob Corker
25 Sen. John Hoeven
originally posted by: RomeByFire
As well as cutting salaried overtime pay for workers, I'm really not sure how anyone could consider the Trump administration as being anything but establishment.