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  • Cruz Triumphs Over Corker in $350 Billion Overnight Tax Fight

    12/03/2017 7:11:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    bloomberg | Dec 1, 2017 | By Steven Dennis
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  • The Widow's mite a PENCE to you

    12/03/2017 6:04:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    bible, ^ | bible
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • House Passed Kate’s Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in June, Both Bills Languish in Senate

    12/03/2017 1:52:16 PM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/17 | Sean Moran
    Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act continue to languish in the Senate in the wake of a California court’s verdict of “not guilty” for Kate Steinle’s illegal immigrant killer. Both bills passed through the House of Representatives in June. The House passed two immigration reform bills in June, Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which marked two of the country’s first steps towards a pro-American immigration policy despite widespread Democrat opposition.
  • 5 Absurd Overreactions to the Senate Passing Tax Reform

    12/03/2017 9:40:10 AM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/2/17 | Tyler O'Niell
    In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed a major tax reform bill. While the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the same bill, the two are not identical, so the measure now goes into a process called "reconciliation" before it hits the president's desk. Even so, liberals (and at least one former Republican) started freaking out, as if this bill were the end of the world. Here are some of the most ridiculous responses to the passage of the tax bill. Enjoy!
  • In 1 Chart, the Differences Between the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

    12/03/2017 12:20:16 AM PST · by x1stcav · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12/3/17 | Adam Michel
    The House and Senate have now each passed different versions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Both bills are big improvement to America’s out-of-date tax code and could boost the economy by almost 3 percent, leading to more jobs and higher wages for working Americans. Both bills cut taxes for individuals and businesses, largely repeal the state and local tax deduction, and allow businesses to invest more in the American economy through temporary expensing. The bills now head to a conference committee where a unified bill will be crafted. Here are some of the major differences you need to know...
  • Senate panel seeks 'all records' of payouts for lawmakers' alleged misdeeds

    12/02/2017 6:06:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/17 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Two members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics sent a letter Friday to the Office of Compliance requesting all of their records on claims of impropriety, a move that follows a series of allegations against current members of Congress. The letter, signed by committee Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Vice Chairman Christopher A. Coons, D-Del., requested "all records" that are "related to any claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or any other employment practice prohibited by the CAA involving alleged conduct by any current Member, officer, or employee of the Senate." According the letter, “sexual harassment or employment...
  • Democrats Erupt In Anger After ‘Corrupt’ Tax Bill Passes The Senate

    12/02/2017 4:54:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Huffpost ^ | Carla Herreria
    **SNIP** Many Democratic senators said they weren’t able to read the entire draft of the tax rewrite, which contained handwritten notes and crossed-out pages, ahead of the vote. Others promised they would keep fighting against the bill, which still needs to be reconciled with the House version before it becomes law. "This Congress doesn’t work for working families,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted early Saturday morning. “It works for corporate lobbyists & campaign donors in backroom deals & 1:30 a.m. votes.” She added, “This corruption is hollowing out America’s middle class & tearing down our democracy.”
  • No tax cuts for working class families? Don't let the democrats and lib media fool you.

    12/02/2017 2:44:33 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 147 replies ^ | Dec 2, 2017 | by Jim Robinson
    <p>I calculated federal income taxes for two hypothetical working class couples filing jointly under the new senate proposal compared to current law, taking the standard deduction in each case (see the pdf at source).</p> <p>The first working class family has a combined income of $100,000 and if my calculations are NOW correct would owe $10,948 in federal income taxes under current law with an effective tax rate of 10.9%.</p>
  • Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/02/2017 6:20:09 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 43 replies
    the hill ^ | 12.2.17 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step forward toward ending an unpopular part of the healthcare law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them –not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.
  • How McConnell kept Republicans in line to win Senate tax bill

    12/02/2017 10:06:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2017 | Susan Cornwell and David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like “a bunch of free range chickens", said Republican Senator John Kennedy. "Everybody was upset, tired, mad, people drawing lines in the dirt." Not this time. Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of his party's Senate leadership brought party members into line this week and finally won passage of a sweeping tax overhaul early on Saturday. Late arm-twisting and deal-sweeteners for wavering lawmakers allowed them to push through legislation that aims to slash corporate taxes and cut personal taxes.
  • Gay GOP group urges 'good Christians' to oppose Moore

    12/02/2017 8:04:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2017 | Lisa Hagan
    A prominent Republican LGBT advocacy group is out with an ad opposing embattled Republican Roy Moore, calling on “good Christians” to reject him ahead of Alabama’s special Senate election. The ad from Log Cabin Republicans features people praying at church and around a dinner table, saying that politicians are “attacking our values, our churches, our children.”
  • Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/02/2017 1:14:50 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2017 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step forward toward ending an unpopular part of the healthcare law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them –not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment. “I believe if people don’t want to buy the Obamacare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.” The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But...
  • We Win! Taxes Cut for All!

    12/01/2017 11:56:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | by SEAN MORAN
    The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Thursday, which serves as one of the final steps for Congress to pass historic tax legislation. The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 51-49, almost entirely along party lines, with Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the vote. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against the bill, and 48 Democrats voted against the tax reform legislation as well. Reluctant Republican senators such as Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voted for the bill after last minute changes were made. Flake received a commitment from Republican leadership and the...
  • Senate Passes Massive Tax Reform Legislation

    12/01/2017 11:04:04 PM PST · by usar91B · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/2017 1:54 AM | Juliegrace Brufke and Kerry Picket
    "With 51 Republican votes, the Senate narrowly approved a massive bill early Saturday that would cut taxes for many Americans, nearly double the standard deduction and dramatically reduce the corporate rate — all while adding more than $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Senate Republicans passed the measure just hours after having to rewrite the legislation Friday evening, providing them with their first major legislative win of the year. GOP lawmakers scrambled to revise their bill after the parliamentarian ruled the deficit trigger — a necessary component to sway key lawmakers to get on board with the...
  • Senate Continues to Consider GOP Tax Bill - Watch Live...

    12/01/2017 10:24:53 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/01/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    This is a live feed from the U. S. Senate as they address supplemental bills to the Tax Bill. There isn't much more to add, except the vote is expected later tonight, actually early morning 12/02 in Washington, D. C.
  • Roy Moore says 'campaign momentum through the roof!' after new Senate poll

    12/01/2017 7:22:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies ^ | December 1, 2017 | Paul Gattis
    Roy Moore touted an Alabama Senate poll released Thursday, declaring that "our campaign's momentum is through the roof!' The poll, conducted by Atlantic Media and Research, had Moore with an 8-point lead over Democrat Doug Jones. The election is Dec. 12.
  • LIVE: U.S. Senate Debates Before Vote on GOP Tax Reform Bill Today

    12/01/2017 1:49:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/1/2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Watch live as the United States Senate debates the GOP tax plan. A possible vote is expected later today. This is a developing story.LIVE: U.S. Senate Debates Ahead of POSSIBLE VOTE on GOP TAX Plan Today
  • Here We Go: Senate Vote Expected Today on GOP Tax Reform Bill - [Update: "We Have the Votes"]

    12/01/2017 2:28:03 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 01, 2017 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE III - It's now looking official: Senate Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform. Arizona's Jeff Flake announced he's jumping on the bandwagon, and the finalized legislation includes a (paid for) amendment sought by Maine's Susan Collins that mirrors the House-passed SALT (state and local tax deduction) compromise. That strongly suggests that she'll be a "yes," too. Add it up, and that's 51, negating the need for Vice President Pence to break a potential tie. Depending on Bob Corker's mood in a few hours, McConnell might even get all 52 GOP votes. But all he really needs is...
  • GOP Says It Has Enough Votes to Pass Senate Tax Bill

    12/01/2017 8:34:59 AM PST · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 1, 2017 | Siobhan Hughes, Richard Rubin and Kristina Peterson
    WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans on Friday were confident that they had locked in enough votes to pass a sweeping tax bill later in the day. Wavering GOP senators offered their support and a holdout, worried it would add to the deficit, all but conceded defeat. Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said the party had 50 votes to pass the legislation. Republicans control 52 seats compared with 48 for Democrats. With no Democrats expected to support the bill and Vice President Mike Pence able to break a tie if needed, Senate Republicans have the majority needed to clear...
  • Senate delays tax bill vote as setback hits in final hours

    11/30/2017 5:14:36 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 30th, 20-17 | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans have delayed voting on their tax bill as a setback forced them to patch up the plan only hours before a planned final vote. Senators will rework the legislation Thursday night with the next in a series of roll call votes set for 11 a.m. on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Republicans previously hoped they could pass a plan by late Thursday or early Friday. A hiccup earlier Thursday left the GOP scrambling to tweak its bill and win over skeptical senators. The delay does not necessarily mean Republicans will lack the votes to pass the...