Skip to comments.Lobbyists, Special Interest Groups or the American People? Tough Choices for Republicans
Posted on 11/10/2017 10:02:52 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
The Senate releasing some details of its tax plan gives us another moving target that will morph and change daily. America could have a growing economy that would affect generations to come, and if this reform passes by the end of this year, we could see a conservative-controlled Washington for at least a generation. Unfortunately, most Republicans havent figured this out yet.
The original notion of tax reform was to transform corporate taxes so America could become more competitive as a nationa place where corporations could feel comfortable to stay right here. This new corporate tax rate would bring corporations from around the worldthat are doing business in the largest economy in the worldto set up shop here and hire workers without the penalty of the second largest tax rate in the world.
It is looking more unlikely each day that Republicans will get this done in 2017. It will take an enormous amount of unity, understanding and support of President Trumps pro-growth, pro-American and pro-business agenda to make it happen.
No one seems to be talking about one of the biggest problems on Capitol Hillthe fact that lobbyists and special interest groups will delay tax reform. Remember, many people making millions of dollars are also paying lobbyists millions of dollars to make sure their agendas are passed, primarily because the complexities of the tax code have been a very good thing for far too many people.
Few seem to be willing to examine exactly how the money trail is going to our Republican lawmakers who dare to pretend they are representing what is right for the American people. You may have noticed that with each passing day, a little more complexity is added back into the tax bill. The idea of doing our taxes on a postcard and the elimination of thousands of workers in the offices of the IRS is nothing more than a pipe dream of a few truly conservative Americans working on Capitol Hill.
The Republican Party has been incapable of making progress on any significant issue of the past decade, and it doesnt look like thats going to change anytime soon. Because of their total inability after six years of saying they were ready to repeal and replace Obamacare, small businesses will be facing ongoing mandates at a time when they are finally getting on their feet again in this growing economy. It seems irrational to even think we might depend upon Republicans to do what they promised.
The IRS announced this week that the agency will be enforcing the Obamacare regulation that any company with more than 50 employees must provide health care for all employees. Republicans only need another six years, and Im sure then they will be able to pass health care reform. By the way, blaming Democrats and President Obama wont work. Make no mistake about it, the blame for health care, economic woes for small businesses and economic dysfunction lies squarely on the shoulders of Republicansjust like economic success would if they had the ability to get things done.
The opportunity to fundamentally change America in a positive way for future generations with a conservative Washington, D.C., for the next generation seems to embrace the very thing that our Republican representatives care about most. That is getting reelected and maintaining their control and power. So, with that in mind, you would think they would be able to come together long enough to get tax reform done. But, again, it continues to seem more unlikely than ever. And I dont believe the markets will be quite as naïve to believe that the first order of business in 2018 will be to pass tax reform.
There is certainly a remnant of Republicans who understand this, but unfortunately, the remnant continues to grow smaller each passing day. I suspect they dont believe they can do this by themselves. But with prodding from the American voter and the shutdown of the switchboard on Capitol Hill every day, maybe we could encourage the remnant and motivate the other representatives to represent the American people on what is right for our nation.
When youve sat on your hands for ten years and gotten away with doing nothing but waxing eloquent and adopting the agenda of the liberal media and the Democrats, it becomes very difficult to get back to work. The dysfunction in Washington we continue to see is an effect of the causeand the cause is lack of leadership, which also results in a lack of unity, as many Republicans are more consumed with maintaining the establishment than getting anything done.
After all, many politicians are working hard to appease many different lobbyists, agendas and special interest groups as they look forward to the next legislative break. Yes, there is a remnantmen and women that we are blessed to have serving on Capitol Hill representing we the peopleand we need to lift them up and encourage more like them to throw their hats into the ring.
Nah, no tough choices. They always go for what ever the biggest donors and grafters want. Maybe for about two months before each election they will pretend to be for what the peasants back home want.
Pareto Analysis say that best paying customers always get the best service.
You figure the rest out.
Let’s make it easier: all the money and DC-Friends in the world won’t win you elections if your voters are discouraged and angry because you betrayed their trust over and over.
Not tough at all. The only tough part us trying to conceal their total rejection of the public interest. Democrats represent the state, Republicans represent globalists.
I hope this article isn’t just the media trying to stir up discontent over republicans. I’m not happy with their crap in congress, but democrats are not an alternative. This article tries to say it’s not the democrat”s fault. They’re at least half the problem. America needs an alternative to both of these corrupt, rotting political parties.
I think that many Republicans are elected to office and have the best goals and agenda in mind, but once they go to DC and are surrounded by the swamp denizens who brutalize anyone who does not support the swamp, they are overcome by Stockholm syndrome. People who experience Stockholm syndrome essentially adopt the point of view of those who brutalize them. Not everyone is susceptible to Stockholm syndrome, but enough are that the swamp continues to grow and fester no matter who we elect to represent us.
I think that there is a way to prevent Stockholm syndrome through technology. It is no longer necessary for Congress to meet in a physical location to discuss legislation and so forth. The technology exists for them to set up video conferences in their offices; they can live in their home districts, surrounded by the constituents who voted them in, and meet for legislative discussions via teleconference.
Only elected Senators can delay tax reform or anything else. Lobbyists have no vote, unless they buy Senators. Of cars the sellout GOPeers sold out long ago.
Spot on. It’s no contest.
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