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BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill
CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk

Posted on 12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST by GonzoII

Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board.

Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support.

On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can pass the legislation even if both senators oppose it over budget deficit concerns.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Montana; US: Oklahoma; US: Tennessee; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 115th; bobcorker; corker; fourth100days; jameslankford; jeffflake; johncornyn; montana; oklahoma; ronjohnson; stevedaines; taxbill; taxcuts; taxes; taxreform; texas; trump; trumptaxcuts; wisconsin
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1 posted on 12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Whoopdi do, we get a crap sandwich of a tax bill......


2 posted on 12/01/2017 7:58:41 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: GonzoII

Doesn’t really matter what’s in the bill, just pass it, right?


3 posted on 12/01/2017 7:59:41 AM PST by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten baby.)
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To: GonzoII
alled holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board

Those two liberal numbnuts are on their way out the door. So anything they added to it can't be good.
4 posted on 12/01/2017 8:01:25 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GonzoII
Mitch has a grip on the tally.


5 posted on 12/01/2017 8:02:34 AM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: GonzoII

Good, the puke from OK backed down. Now they can ignore Liddle Corker and Flake(y). No trigger, give them nothing!


6 posted on 12/01/2017 8:02:40 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: GonzoII
Since when has the Uni-Party cared about the deficit?

7 posted on 12/01/2017 8:02:51 AM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: GonzoII
Once again, let Corker have his automatic trigger.

The supreme court ruled Gramm, Ruddman, Hollings spending triggers to reduce spending to be unconstitutional. The same case makes automatic taxing increases also unconstitutional.

Let's know our history folks! 1985 was not that long ago.

8 posted on 12/01/2017 8:03:11 AM PST by blackdog
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To: GonzoII

Trump should hold the 4000 page “Tax Bill “ up for the cameras and proudly say:

The CONgress has done a great job in sending this Tax Bill to me so I can sign it in to Law. As Soon as the Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House complete a Full Reading on the floor and in to the record of their respective Houses of Congress, I will sign it.

The American People deserve to know what is in it and they deserve to be Personally told by their Leaders.


9 posted on 12/01/2017 8:03:21 AM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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To: GonzoII

“””last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board”””

Must be those timed tax increases that go into effect when/if the tax decrease fails to perform as hoped.


10 posted on 12/01/2017 8:05:08 AM PST by Pollard (TRUMP 2020)
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To: GonzoII

Can’t wait to find out just how much bigger my tax bill will be this year!


11 posted on 12/01/2017 8:05:09 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Damn the deficit, full speed ahead.


12 posted on 12/01/2017 8:05:15 AM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: GonzoII

I think they may still be one short. Corker/Collins/Flake

Who will be the first to get bought off? My money’s on Corker.


13 posted on 12/01/2017 8:05:23 AM PST by babble-on
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To: GonzoII
There are millions of people in the $30,000 - $75,000 income bracket who made plenty of money in the stack market...thanks to President Trump.

Everyone who has a 401k or another plan has already reaped more than any tax cut.

14 posted on 12/01/2017 8:06:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GonzoII
Comes down to the conference committee.
See if Mitch and Ryan pack it with RINOs.
15 posted on 12/01/2017 8:06:12 AM PST by AU72
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To: repentant_pundit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%80%93Rudman%E2%80%93Hollings_Balanced_Budget_Act

Actually in regards to Corker's trigger, no it does not matter. The supreme court ruled it void.

We need to get smart folks.

16 posted on 12/01/2017 8:06:44 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Lisbon1940
Damn the deficit, full speed ahead.

The debt is $20 trillion. What's another few trillion, more or less, at this point?

/sarc
17 posted on 12/01/2017 8:08:28 AM PST by Deo volente ("Our Independence Day is at hand, and it arrives finally on November 8th." Donald Trump)
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To: GonzoII

I’m underwhelmed by this poor effort.


18 posted on 12/01/2017 8:10:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: ptsal

Mitch has a grip on the tallywacker....


19 posted on 12/01/2017 8:11:00 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: blackdog

Automatic spending cuts no, but automatic tax increases would be OK.
They work for Fedzilla.
They do what is good for Fedzilla.


20 posted on 12/01/2017 8:11:04 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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