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Vote for ME !!! I 'll take back YOUR tax cut 'cause I can spend YOUR money better than you !!

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posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: M5xaz

This may have something to do with it:
Poll finds Republican tax cut remains unpopular

More people view the Republican tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found, but Americans see the GOP as better equipped than Democrats to handle taxes, trade and other economic issues.

The result is a mixed bag for the Republican Party, which has been hoping to battle political headwinds in the midterm elections by promoting the tax cut that Congress approved four months ago and by celebrating improvements in the economy. The poll also found that Americans see the Democratic Party as better able than the GOP to handle other prominent policy issues, including sexual harassment, health care and gun violence.


And I read this this morning:

‘Eye-popping’ payouts for CEOs follow Trump’s tax cuts


Some of the biggest winners from President Donald Trump’s new tax law are corporate executives who have reaped gains as their companies buy back a record amount of stock, a practice that rewards shareholders by boosting the value of existing shares.

A POLITICO review of data disclosed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings shows the executives, who often receive most of their compensation in stock, have been profiting handsomely by selling shares since Trump signed the law on Dec. 22 and slashed corporate tax rates to 21 percent. That trend is likely to increase, as Wall Street analysts expect buyback activity to accelerate in the coming weeks.

“It is going to be a parade of eye-popping numbers,” said Pat McGurn, the head of strategic research and analysis at Institutional Shareholder Services, a shareholder advisory firm.

That could undercut the political messaging value of the tax cuts in the Republican campaign to maintain control of Congress in the midterm elections.




posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 12:52 PM
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Trump wrote into the tax law that middle class tax cuts expire in 3 years so there won't be any tax cuts to take away from 99% of the population. Yes, you have been hoodwinked. Hope the millionaire down the street is sharing his permanent tax cut with you through higher wages. What? Wages are actually down?



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 01:12 PM
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The problem is that the Left blames the Right and the Right Blames the Left constantly.Nothing gets fixed due to the religious cult political cheerleader followers that point the finger the other way and never hold their own party accountable.

The truth is that neither party has even attempted to modify the tax code to make it fair for everyone and relieve the majority of the burden off the American middle class.


The reality is that Trumps tax cut is really insignificant on the whole picture , but the left is no better with their solutions . Whats more strange about the Left is their apparent desire on wanting to give more money and power to a corrupted gov't riddled with conflict of interest.

I don't disagree with some of the lefts ideals ,but I highly disagree with their implementation and timing. You must control the wasteful spending and conflict of interest before even think about giving the gov't more money or power.

Its time that individuals from both parties drop down their guard and loyalty to their party and join forces to hold accountable the real criminals (GOP,DNC,MSM,& LOBBYIST) that have written the laws that directly benefit the highest bidders.



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posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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I think it's more to do with the fact that the tax cut adds to the debt. I, personally, don't approve of cutting taxes without finding a way to pay for them. I would have thought that all conservatives would think this way since their ideology is supposed to be about fiscal responsibility.

But in any case, the way I see things is that the tax cut is just BAD economics. It has nothing to do with partisan this or partisan that. Any person in a Macroeconomics 201 class can tell you that you don't expand the monetary supply during a period of growth. That can cause runaway inflation. It's also obvious that you shouldn't use tools to fix the economy to hypercharge it when its working. You know, "Don't fix that which isn't broken"?

I'm not looking to have the tax code fixed. My idea of fixed is likely different than yours anyways. I just want this terrible tax law off the books. It's economics by toddlers.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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I think it's more to do with the fact that the tax cut adds to the debt. I, personally, don't approve of cutting taxes without finding a way to pay for them.

I would have thought that all conservatives would think this way since their ideology is supposed to be about fiscal responsibility.


Thats the thing both party are full of it and neither party is fiscal responsible with tax payers money.

I wouldn't disagree with your suggestion to not cut taxes until you cut other programs and would actually go one step further and suggest a gov't freeze on any new regulations or programs until we got the conflict of interest in DC under control . No point of discussing solutions with people that have conflict of interest at heart.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 01:40 PM
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I think a government freeze on new regulations would be a monumentally bad idea. Regulations aren't intrinsically bad. For instance, I happen to like the regulation that food workers are required to wash their hands after using the bathroom. What happens if there is a situation that requires a regulation like that during this supposed regulation ban? And before you say that doesn't sound realistic, look at the cannabis industry. It's only a matter of time before the plant is legalized federally, and when it is it will need basic regulations just like all consumable products within the US do.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
The tax cut was completely unecessary and is just a payout to millionaires and corporations while depriving the government of revenues it needs to provide services to ALL people. Republicaans only care about themselves, why would anyone vote for people like tat?


That is demonstrably false. According to the data from the Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) revenue surplus for the first 6 months of 2018 are UP by almost 69 billion over 2017 and over a 196 billion over 2016.
The total receipts for the first 6 months of 2018 are UP 4.2 billion over 2017 and over 68 billion over 2016.

The government is collecting more revenues with the tax cuts because more people are working and thus paying more taxes. (I think one of the dumbest things we do is charge taxes on unemployment benefits. The government is basically taxing you on the money they are giving you. Where is the logic in that? Why not just give a little less and make it tax free!?!?)



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 03:38 PM
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I guess there is no way to talk the republicans out of the largest spending bill in history and corporate welfare.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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DNC Chair Tom "curse you out" Perez says socialism is the future, but was spotted today with a $1,800 designer "man purse" over his shoulder.

Source: truepundit.com...




posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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Maybe the dems job is to be so over the top with stupid ideas in order to show us how not to think like them but we have been so dummed down some believe the stuff they espouse.

What self respecting man wears a purse?

Living images of what not to be and we allow ourselves in many cases to duplicate them.



posted on Aug, 1 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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Regulations aren't intrinsically bad


No they aren't, but when done with people that have conflict of interest it typically is a bad idea.




For instance, I happen to like the regulation that food workers are required to wash their hands after using the bathroom. What happens if there is a situation that requires a regulation like that during this supposed regulation ban? ?


Most of those easy peazy issues have already been implemented in the past.

However, in todays congress what they would do is pass a bill that requires food workers to wash their hands but ONLY using a specific cancer causing brawndo certified product that is being pushed by their lobbyist.

In the end what will happen is the business employing the food workers will be forced to buy the brawndo product and the ahole employees with a 40 IQ and no common sense or decency to wash their hands will not wash their hands anyways.

There are no regulations being past in todays hyper critical political environment that is not deceptive, highly crucial , nor will it not get bastardized to the point its worthless anyways. It is what happens when people that have conflict of interest are making the decisions.

I think getting rid of conflict of interest is worth putting things on hold . No sense of trying to get a guy with conflict of interest to help you when they are not only benefiting but actually created the problem to begin with.




And before you say that doesn't sound realistic, look at the cannabis industry. It's only a matter of time before the plant is legalized federally, and when it is it will need basic regulations just like all consumable products within the US do


gov't created the cannabis issue and now want to fix it, right. They are just trying to find out how to make money of it now for their lobbyist. The regulations being pushed will not be for the benefit of the consumer, in the end it will be about their lobbyist. You will only be able to get x amount of license and only x amount of companies will be able to get certified, and you will only be able to buy x from x type stuff.

Granted even if the regulations are bastardized to benefit the lobbyist , I do get that some of the people will indirectly benefit by having MJ being medically accepted at the federal level.

However to do it right we need to minimize the conflict of interest with those that are making the regulations. The longer we wait the more Fd the system gets. So maybe not a complete freeze but a major slow down.


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