The Trump Tax Plan is one of the most transformative tax plans introduced to the Congress in a very long time. Not that you’d know from the Fake News Industrial Complex, which has named this one of the biggest con jobs on the middle-class since…well, since the last time a Republican introduced a tax plan.
Truth be told, the FNIC was just a tad too busy posting its pre-approved headline for this week about how Trump’s approval ratings are at “an all-time low.” Of course, they’ve run that same headline week after week, hoping against hope that just once, Trump supporters will believe it. Good luck with that.
Now that the tax plan moved into the House chamber, it was thought to be a rather easy thing to get it ‘passed, but surprise of all surprises, a full 20 House Republicans decided that they were going to play political football with the tax plan and attempt to ruin the American taxpayers chance at real financial relief when they voted against the tax plan!
The Daily Caller:
Twenty Republican House members voted against the Senate budget proposal adopted Thursday morning and sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for approval.
House members voted to adopt the budget in a 216-212 vote, pushing the Republican tax reform plan past a key hurdle. The $4 trillion budget includes Senate budget reconciliation rules, which allow leadership to pass legislation with a simple majority, bypassing filibusters from Democrats altogether.
Here are the Republican representatives who voted “no.”
Justin Amash of Michigan
Ken Buck of Colorado
Dan Donovan of New York
John Duncan of Tennessee
John Faso of New York
Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
Matt Gaetz of Florida
Lynn Jenkins of Kansas
Walter B. Jones of North Carolina
John Katko of New York
Pete King of New York
Leonard Lance of New Jersey
Frank Lobiondo of New Jersey
Tom MacArthur of New Jersey
Thomas Massie of Kentucky
Mark Sanford of South Carolina
Chris Smith of New Jersey
Elise Stefanik of New York
Claudia Tenney of New York
Lee Zeldin of New York
Under the new budget, Republicans now only need 50 yes votes to shepherd tax reform through the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence acting as the tiebreaker. The party holds a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate.
The proposed budget would also allow Senate Republicans’ tax reform bill to add to the federal deficit over the next decade, as long as it does not exceed $1.5 trillion.
The FNIC will undoubtedly look at this and trumpet it as a victory for them as they were able to convince 20 Republicans that Trump was dangerous and that his tax plan was actually a scheme to steal money from the middle class.
A close look at the list above and it’s very easy to see why these Republicans voted against the tax plan. Ninety percent of them are in Democrat-majority states or districts and 100% of them are in the Establishment, looking to stay viable in Washington by ingratiating themselves to the Fake News peddlers of Democrat lies. This was a victory for the people and a loss, once again, for career politicians with nothing in their minds except another election victory next year.
Source: The Daily Caller
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