House Passes GOP Tax Reform Bill In Major Victory For Republicans

Update: The House has passed its tax reform package with a final vote of 227 yeas to 205 nays. And while the Republican leadership has ordered the caucus not to gloat about the legislative victory - possibly the biggest so far for President Trump - Paul Ryan and Co. will be able to go home to their constituents and enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.

Their colleagues in the Senate won't be so lucky.

Senate leaders have said they're working with holdouts like Ron Johnson as well as lawmakers like Bob Corker who are leaning toward voting against the bill in its current form. The Senate Finance is still marking up the bill, adding amendments and making alternations, but leaders say it'll make it to a floor vote the week after Thanksgiving.

Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have wanted to see a bigger expansion of the childcare tax credit. Johnson has said more of the tax relief should go to LLCs via the pass-through rate and less generous breaks should be given to corporations.

Here's a list of the Republicans who voted 'nay'.



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Following a pep talk by President Donald Trump that went swimmingly according to media accounts, House Republicans are preparing to vote on their version of a tax-reform package that will slash the corporate tax rate, cut taxes for individuals and reduce the number of tax brackets.

House Republican leaders say they have the 217 votes needed to pass the bill - but seeing as the Trump era has seen its fair share of legislative upsets, the vote isn't over until it's over.

Watch live here:

The vote is slated for 1:30 pm ET....


Endgame Napoleon FreeShitter Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:54 Permalink

The two senators mentioned are Christians, not Jews. So much for the Freedom Caucus being against welfare. They are only against the contributory programs that extract over 7.5% (employees) to over 15% (self-employed) from every dime you earn, not the 100% freebies from Uncle Sam for sex and reproduction.

Nothing is more frivolous on the welfare front than a big check at tax time for mostly part-time mom workers, equaling 4 months of wages in a fulltime $9-per-hour job at the $6,269 maximum, when they do not pay income taxes. It does drive wages and hours down for women who lack unearned income from government in the form of free rent, free groceries, monthly cash assistance, free electricity and lump-sum cash assistance checks at tax time between $3,337 (1 child) and $6,269 (3 or more children).

This tax cut will not do a thing for all of the many INDIVIDUAL citizens who must cover all household bills on EARNED-ONLY income, with no spousal income and no monthly and tax-code welfare, in the many states with per capita income so low that rent absorbs more than half of your pay as an individual worker.

These are just a few of those states:

Texas — $19, 617…

Kentucky — $18,093…

Mississippi — $20, 670…

Alabama — $18,198…

Tennessee — $19,393…

Indiana — $20, 397…

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chunga Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:31 Permalink

It's important for you young parents to show this to your kids and explain to them how fraudulent and phoney these people are. They don't represent you and they're not your friends.What they're taught in school is false.

chunga Bryan Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:22 Permalink

The complete lack of military attacks or aggression on, or even near US soil.You could argue 9/11 was such an event I suppose.In response to that the US destroyed Iraq, a country that most likely had nothing to do with it and who now either sells or gives weapons to Saudi Arabia and Israel, countries that most likely did.A lot of the fighting going on right now is in Afghanistan and I don't have the slightest idea what legitimate purpose US has for having troops over there going on 20 years.Other than that, nothing.

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pods chunga Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:07 Permalink

"We get to attack anyone who might, someday, threaten our precarious petrodollar situation.""Or if the consortium of companies comprising the MIC need a good quarter.""Or if we simply need more debt to keep the system from imploding.""If none of these criteria are met, we can always lie about it and there is no penalty.""Oh, and if it is in Israel's interest."Kinda sums it up.pods

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crazybob369 Bryan Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:24 Permalink

I almost hate myself for responding to your inane comment, but I can’t help it. So, here goes: Pearl Harbor was not an INVASION, as no Japanese soldier set foot on American soil. It was a strategic military strike, engineered by Admiral Yamamoto designed to prevent the US from entering the war in the Pacific. Yamamoto studied in the US, was eminently familiar with US culture and industrial capabilities and would never attempt to invade the US, knowing that such an attempt would be disastrous ("You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass."). He also realized that Japan would never win a protracted war with the US, hence the necessity to strike first, destroy the American pacific fleet, and negotiate an uneasy peace. The plan was solid in terms of strategy (although some would call it cowardly) and would have worked had not 4 of the US carriers been mysteriously called away from Pearl Harbor just prior to the attack (many believe that Roosevelt knew about the attack, but chose to let it proceed, so as to give him the excuse he needed to enter WWII). Although never discussed in history books, the US entry into WWII (or WWI for that matter), were not popular with the general public at the time. Many people believe that every war the US has entered required some type of “false flag” event to gain popular support. Although not a false flag in the traditional sense, Pearl Harbor was probably allowed to happen to achieve a political goal. If you want to educate yourself a little bit, outside the usual propaganda, read: Yamamoto; the man who planned Pearl Harbor. It will give you a new insight into the real causes behind the war.

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Endgame Napoleon afronaut Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:17 Permalink

Or, since your groceries and rent are paid by taxpayers, take your current boyfriend to Florida, using your child tax credit to frolic with him on the beach, leaving your 3 kids with grandma. You will have the excused time off any time you want it if you work in one of America’s many mom-gang jobs, staffed with 99% moms with spousal income or monthly welfare and child tax credits, working for low wages and few hours because of their access to unearned income for womb productivity.

Get an extra, expensive tattoo with the left-over child-tax-credit money. Go ahead and splurge. Tell the beachside tattoo artist to draw a tattoo portrait of Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, or pick any member of The Uniparty, choosing one for purely aesthetic reasons.

They are ALL the same.

A $6,269 check, on top of free groceries and free rent or on top of a spousal income, is freed up for mom indulgences, especially in the MANY cases where the childcare expense is very minimal (in reality) due to the low number of hours worked and the grandparents who do free or nearly free childcare, charging the moms just enough to meet the income limit for the freebie and giving it back to them in many cases.

It takes a single, childless worker, working full time for $9 per hour, 4 months to earn as much as the max child tax credit of $6,269. That worker gets $300 or less in a tax return and ZERO monthly welfare. Hard work is not worth it, and it is not worth it for the many moms on monthly welfare, either, because if they work more than the required 20 hours per week, going over the less-than-$1,000-per-month income limit for welfare, they lose the welfare.

This is a fake economy, sold with lies about feminism, and leading to nothing but more of the same by using the tax code to load on even more welfare incentives for WOMB productivity and disincentives for WORK productivity.

Meanwhile, individuals who are not paid by taxpayers for having sex and producing more children than they can afford have rent that takes half or more of their EARNED-only income, or they are pushed into 1099 self-employment, where they are taxed at twice the rate for SS than these monthly welfare and tax-code-welfare recipients.

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Fiat Burner Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:31 Permalink

Couldn't listen to that weasel Paul Ryan for more than 30 seconds. Presenting this bill as if its against Washingon special interests and the status quo. Fucking joke.  This bill is business as usual. More debt and inflation put on the backs of Americans to feed this bloated pig of a government. 

Endgame Napoleon dark pools of soros Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:25 Permalink

This will drive up state taxes, too, due to shortfalls in their programs to help the exact same people who get all the freebies at the federal level: “working families.” In my state, food is taxed at close to 10%. Of course, many so-called working families do not care since the average EBT allotment is $450. That is MORE than the wages for a week in a $10-per-hour job, and the per capita income in my state is right at $19,000 per year. That is just one of the freebies that augment the low wages from their absenteeism-friendly, mom-gang jobs.

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two hoots Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

There will be a few that use the opportunity for the limelight.....big test for Trump/RepubsOther:Goldman, other big banks secretly used chat rooms to rig U.S. Treasury auctions, lawsuit alleges… what does the Federal Reserve monitor/inspect/check?   The Fed stress test must be like checking the pulse of Al Capone and saying he is healthy, ignoring all else about himandJudge declares mistrial in Menendez case, AP reports...  the rule of law, balanced scales of justice are just fanciful slogans and images to fool the few who still believe it.  

Endgame Napoleon FreeShitter Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:29 Permalink

What middle America? What passes for middle America is just the shadow of the generations with one-earner, married households and homes that were actually paid off by retirement and childless, single citizens who could actually afford apartment rent due to the non-rigged, non-socially-engineered workplaces of yesteryear that were not womb-productivity-centric and focused on accommodating working parents, rather than work.

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