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  • Trump’s tax proposal won’t actually help the middle class.

    10/21/2017 1:59:09 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 251 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 Oct 17 | By Catherine Rampell
    President Trump campaigned on helping the little guy. His latest tax proposal, he says, is about helping the middle guy. “It’s a middle-class bill,” Trump promised an audience of truckers last week. Other administration officials and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) have also claimed that their primary objective in reconfiguring the tax code is to help the middle class, not the wealthy.
  • 5 Ways Republicans Could Ruin Tax Reform

    10/19/2017 3:58:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rachel Greszler
    Policymakers want to unleash economic growth in America by fixing our broken tax system. Or so they say. Now that the conversation has moved beyond just lowering tax rates, pro-growth tax reform is in danger of losing the stuff that actually makes it pro-growth. That’s because policymakers are caving to big-government advocates and other special interests. Here are the top five worst ideas that would surely dampen pro-growth tax reform. 1. Failing to enact full expensing. Full expensing—allowing businesses to deduct the full cost of their investments when they incur those costs, instead of spreading them out over many years—is...
  • Rove slams Bannon’s ‘jihad' against incumbent Republicans

    10/19/2017 10:46:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2017 | Olivia Beavrs
    Karl Rove in a new op-ed slams the challengers former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is assembling in an effort to unseat almost all the incumbent Republican senators who are up for reelection in 2018. "Steve Bannon, the failed presidential adviser and alt-right sympathizer, has declared war on incumbent Republicans, particularly Sen. Mitch McConnell Karl Rove in a new op-ed slams the challengers former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is assembling in an effort to unseat almost all the incumbent Republican senators who are up for reelection in 2018.
  • DATA: Blue States Getting Redder and Red States Getting Redder

    10/18/2017 11:36:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/18/2017 | Larry Schweikart
    October’s voter registration changes measured against last November continue to show Republican strength, almost across the board. Certainly in the “battleground” states, the Democrats are looking at a very bleak picture. A reminder that these are net changes—some states have seen voter registration increases, some decreases as rolls are purged—but the key is the net gain or loss of one party against the other. Also, keep in mind Virginia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas and Georgia, to name a few, do not register by party so it is impossible to track the changes in those states. However, with that in mind...
  • Rand wrecks GOP unity again

    10/18/2017 8:39:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders are desperate for a show of legislative unity on tax reform after the collapse of Obamacare repeal. But they’re unlikely to get it thanks to Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. The frequent GOP contrarian is digging in against the budget as written — an ominous start to Republicans’ tax push at a time when leaders would like to soothe jittery donors and voters.
  • GOP doesn't have a clue -- but Bannon does

    10/17/2017 10:00:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/16/2017 | Mark Bauerlein
    Anyone who doesn't understand why so many people have been aroused and inspired by Steve Bannon's culture "war talk" should listen to the Paul Ryan interview on "Face the Nation" a few weeks back. It offered a perfect example of what frustrates them about the Republican leadership. Prompted by host John Dickerson on the issue of race relations, the House speaker advised President Donald Trump and other leaders to change their adversarial ways. He said: "I think what matters is that we have to show people that we are an inclusive society that ... we want everyone to succeed. And...
  • As goes Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, so goes Congress

    10/16/2017 11:32:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    TURKEYTOWN, Pa. — Just as you crest the hill along the Glades Pike highway heading east, a red-white-and-blue "Drain the Swamp" sign sits on the well-manicured lawn of a sprawling home in this western Pennsylvania town likely named for the abundance of the wild game that flourish in the region. A year ago, a Trump-Pence sign sat in just about the same place at the same house in the same lawn. A few miles down the road, a tri-colored sign in green, blue, and orange sits in front of a shuttered business bearing a simple message in three languages: "No...
  • The Black Budget: Republicans Love Tax Cuts, But Love Spending Even More.

    10/16/2017 9:40:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2017 | Kevin Williamson
    Diane Black’s political problem — conservatives’ political problem — is America’s political problem: Tax cuts are popular, and spending cuts are not. Representative Black (R., Tenn.) has been chairman of the House Budget Committee for about a year, and she’s enjoyed the experience so much that she’s . . . trying to get the hell out of Washington, hoping to head to Nashville as Tennessee’s next governor. (She declined to comment on the gubernatorial race.) It is difficult to blame her for not wanting to cling to that gavel: Running the House Budget Committee is kind of a stupid job....
  • Former GOP staffer is fatally shot 13 times in his sleep

    10/13/2017 9:43:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 119 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jessica Chia
    A former GOP staffer who interned for Marco Rubio and campaigned for President Trump was fatally shot in his sleep, sheriff's deputies said. Nick Corvino, 30, was found in his Kissimmee, Fla., home on Tuesday with 13 gunshot wounds to his back, head and legs, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the Orlando Sentinel. His roommate Scott Waddell, 45, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, later told authorities he had entertained thoughts about killing you men.
  • 19 GOP Congressmen Call For Mueller Hearings

    10/13/2017 6:57:15 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10.13.17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Nineteen Republican congressmen signed on to a letter sent out Friday requesting congressional hearings to keep special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of lawyers accountable.
  • No Room for “Buffetnomics” in the GOP

    10/13/2017 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/17 | Megan Barth
    These GOP members who are contemplating raising taxes are playing with fire. Failure to act in a way that pleases the base will ensure they are the ones who get burned Make no mistake about it: if Congress, particularly the United States Senate, fails to send a tax bill to the president’s desk, it will imperil the congressional majority, do lasting damage to the Republican Party, and potentially threaten the American economy. The clock is ticking.
  • The GOP Becomes the Party of the Little Guy

    10/12/2017 12:04:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | October 11, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    Follow the money. Because, even though Democrats don’t like it, money is speech. It speaks louder than words. And those who believe in something put their money where their mouth is. As they say. If you want evidence that President Trump’s populist revolution has made the Republican Party the party of the people, look no further than the money. The donations. An excellent but, of course, little-noted article by Matea Gold of the Washington Post reports that small-dollar donations – defined as $200 or less – to the Republican Party this year have vastly outpaced such giving to the Democrats....
  • Republicans nationwide begin to chase Steve Bannon’s endorsement

    10/11/2017 9:04:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 11, 2017 | Katie Glueck
    FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The Steve Bannon primary is on—and it’s playing out at every level of government. Top Senate recruits are wooing him by phone, and candidates for state legislature are cornering him at political rallies. Primary rivals are openly jockeying for the support of his network, and insurgent Republican hopefuls text him, dine with him and traipse to his Washington townhouse in the hopes of securing his blessing. “Steve is one of Washington’s Pied Pipers of the conservative movement,” said Brett Doster, media consultant for Roy Moore, the GOP candidate who won a hotly contested Alabama Senate primary runoff,...
  • While The GOP Has Their Spat With President Trump, He Just Wants Tax Reform For The American People.

    10/09/2017 12:40:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    It really gets old, as President Trump struggles to bring tax reform to the American people, the GOP has to put up some type of roadblock. This time it is Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn), who just had to get in a few stabs at President Trump. I wish they all could just accept Trump is our President, and they should respect the vote of the American people and work with him in a respectful manner. In their war of words, Corker, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tore into Trump in a New York Times interview, accusing the...
  • Trump and Moore: Agents Of Change

    10/08/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 8, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    It wasn’t supposed to happen. But Donald Trump was elected president. Establishment politicians, Washington pundits, foreign governments, and just about everyone else was shocked, even horrified. They tried to maintain business as usual. Even Republican Party big-wigs hoped nothing much would change. However, the president has been busy working to secure our borders, keep out terrorists, cut federal regulation, strengthen the military, roll back Obamacare, and cut taxes. And Congress? Not so much. Which has left the American people frustrated. But the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat gave them an opportunity to speak—again. Former...
  • Hillary Clinton is the GOP Gift That Keeps Giving

    10/07/2017 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | October 7, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    Hillary Clinton refuses to accept reality and is desperately trying to cling to political relevance. She has enjoyed a lifetime of political privilege as a First Lady, a United States Senator, a Secretary of State and a presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Sadly, she was awarded all of these prestigious positions because of her husband, not due to her own merit. On her own, Hillary Clinton is a disastrous loser. In fact, she is the most famous two-time presidential loser in U.S. history who should have received a clear message from the American people. The voters of this country...
  • Both Parties' Extremists Seem Determined to Lose the Next Elections

    10/06/2017 6:13:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | October 6, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Almost no one disagrees that our two major political parties, the oldest and third-oldest in the world, have become increasingly extreme and estranged over the past decade. It's a startling contrast with the state of political conflict in the dozen or so years after the fall of the Soviet empire. In 1992, Bill Clinton ran on a moderate Democratic Leadership Council platform and, after the implosion of Hillary Clinton's health care plan and the election of Republican congressional majorities in 1994, mostly governed accordingly. This was the natural reaction of a politician who found an unusually wide range of policy...
  • Angry GOP donors close their wallets

    10/05/2017 9:04:07 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/05/17 | Alex Isenstadt, Gabriel Debenedetti
    'I’m sick and tired of nothing happening,' one contributor says of the party's legislative failures.
  • Michelle Obama: People 'Don't Trust Politics' Because Republican Party Is 'All Men, All White'

    10/05/2017 7:09:55 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/2017 | Fox News
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama said that many people "don't trust politics" because the Republican Party is “all men, all white.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Nehlen Declares War on Wisconsin GOP

    10/05/2017 2:32:17 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 24 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Paul Nehlen, the America First conservative who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the 2018 primaries, was stonewalled and banned from a massive GOP event in his district over the weekend — and for the scrappy pro-Trump challenger, this means war. Nehlen, for those unfamiliar, was the insurgent candidate who in 2016 helped to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal by getting chief cheerleader Ryan to go live on CNN and tell Manu Raju that the deal was poorly negotiated. Nehlen is challenging Paul Ryan for a second time, in an attempt to finally put a stop to...