Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Approved by GOP Senate

We Americans are easily distracted by Trump’s three ring circus, myself included, and that is when the GOP takes the opportunity to strike. 

The GOP does not work for the American majority, they work for the extremely wealthy, and the corporate giants of America. 

This past week, while master illusionist Trump was tweeting about uranium, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were at work again. They work for a small faction of the population who in fact own the GOP. 

The GOP heavy Senate approved the tax bill on Friday voting along party lines— 

51 Republicans votes yes, 
49 Democrats votes no. 

The yeas have it. 

Billionaires win again. Who?

The Koch brothers own the GOP, the GOP control Congress, and this is their tax plan. 

Who are the Koch Brothers? Charles and David Koch own Koch Industries, the second-largest privately run business in America— among other things, the Koch brothers control 4000 miles of pipeline, they own oil refineries in Texas, Alaska, and Minnesota. The Koch brothers net worth increased by $12 billion last year bringing their total net worth to $80 billion…they don’t want to pay taxes, and they don’t want you to have health insurance.

Let’s not forget Trump’s benefactor Robert Mercer, he doesn’t like to pay taxes either, and he has an ongoing six billion dollar dispute with the IRS.

Republicans want to keep control of the House in 2018, so they’re offering up what they say is “tax cuts for everybody.” In reality, this tax cut is for corporate giants and billionaires, like the Koch brothers, and Robert Mercer, many of whom, with all the added loopholes, will end up paying no Federal taxes. 

Paul Ryan promises the middle class will see “significant tax cuts.” As we learned when we read Paul Ryan’s healthcare plan— Paul Ryan is a liar. This tax code is the counterpart to his healthcare plan. 

What we can expect with this tax plan— regardless of what Paul Ryan says, many middle class families will see an increase in their taxes, for example, standard deduction families take for each child will be capped. A family with three children will pay more. Small businesses will not benefit from the special deductions designed for the big guys either.

Remember the presidential debates when Clinton accused Trump of not paying taxes for the past twenty years? His response was “That makes me smart.” 

Trump has demonstrated, on a daily basis, he isn’t the smartest guy in any room he occupies…by any stretch of the imagination. He can’t string a simple sentence together that would get past a third grade teacher without red slashes and circles. He is in fact, like his oil friend Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says, a f*c*ing moron. (Not my words🤐.) You don’t have to be smart to hire an accountant who knows how to work a system set up to work in your favor.

Tax laws are already rigged for the wealthy and for corporate America, and this new GOP tax code adds 4 trillion dollars to the deficit and cuts funding to Medicare and Medicaid

“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to replace America’s failing tax codes,” ~Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 

We are supposed to believe Mitch McConnell, the co-creator (along with Paul Ryan,) of the American Healtc Care Act? I don’t think so. 

This new tax plan adds 4 trillion to the deficit, and still cuts Medicare and Medicaid funding. How is that possible? It is possible because billionaires will receive a get out of taxes free card. 

With this rewritten GOP tax law, richest Americans pay lower tax rates than middle class families. 

“This nasty and backwards budget greenlights cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in order to give a tax break to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans,” ~ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Trump promised to eliminate tax credits and deductions for large corporations who hide money in the Cayman Islands, and for “smart” billionaires to take deductions. 

This tax bill is choc-full-o loopholes for billionaires. It will help multinationals ship jobs overseas, and corporate giants will still be allowed to hide money in the Cayman Islands.

Meanwhile small businesses pay in full.

Again, this plan ADDS 4 TRILLION to the deficit, yet cuts funding for Medicare and Medicaid.

It is time to fight back…AGAIN.

_______________________

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/expect/”>Expect</a&gt;

Tax Cuts For the Wealthy Approved by GOP Senate

We Americans are easily distracted by Trump’s three ring circus, myself included, and that is when the GOP takes the opportunity to strike. 

The GOP does not work for the American majority, they work for the extremely wealthy, and the corporate giants of America. 

This past week, while master illusionist Trump was tweeting about uranium, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were at work again. They work for a small faction of the population who in fact own the GOP. 

The GOP heavy Senate approved the tax bill on Friday voting along party lines— 

51 Republicans votes yes, 
49 Democrats votes no. 

The yeas have it. 

Billionaires win again. Who?

The Koch brothers own the GOP, the GOP control Congress, and this is their tax plan. 

Who are the Koch Brothers? Charles and David Koch own Koch Industries, the second-largest privately run business in America— among other things, the Koch brothers control 4000 miles of pipeline, they own oil refineries in Texas, Alaska, and Minnesota. The Koch brothers net worth increased by $12 billion last year bringing their total net worth to $80 billion…they don’t want to pay taxes, and they don’t want you to have health insurance.

Let’s not forget Trump’s benefactor Robert Mercer, he doesn’t like to pay taxes either, and he has an ongoing six billion dollar dispute with the IRS.

Republicans want to keep control of the House in 2018, so they’re offering up what they say is “tax cuts for everybody.” In reality, this tax cut is for corporate giants and billionaires, like the Koch brothers, and Robert Mercer, many of whom, with all the added loopholes, end up paying no Federal taxes. 

Paul Ryan promises the middle class will see “significant tax cuts.” As we learned when we read Paul Ryan’s healthcare plan— Paul Ryan is a liar. This tax code is the counterpart to his healthcare plan. 
What we can expect with this tax plan— regardless of what Paul Ryan says, many middle class families will see an increase in their taxes, for example, standard deduction families take for each child will be capped. A family with three children will pay more. Small businesses will not benefit from the special deductions designed for the big guys either.

Remember the presidential debates when Clinton accused Trump of not paying taxes for the past twenty years? His response was “That makes me smart.” 

Trump has demonstrated, on a daily basis, he isn’t the smartest guy in any room he occupies…by any stretch of the imagination. He can’t string a simple sentence together that would get past a third grade teacher without red slashes and circles. He is in fact, like his oil friend Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says, a fucking moron. (Not my words🤐.) You don’t have to be smart to hire an accountant who knows how to work a system set up to work in your favor.

Tax laws are already rigged for the wealthy and for corporate America, and this new GOP tax code adds 4 trillion dollars to the deficit and cuts funding to Medicare and Medicaid

“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to replace America’s failing tax codes,” ~Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 

We are supposed to believe Mitch McConnell, the co-creator (along with Paul Ryan,) of the American Healtc Care Act? I don’t think so. 

This new tax plan adds 4 trillion to the deficit, and still cuts Medicare and Medicaid funding. How is that possible? It is possible because billionaires will receive a get out of taxes free card. 

With this rewritten GOP tax law, richest Americans pay lower tax rates than middle class families. 

“This nasty and backwards budget greenlights cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in order to give a tax break to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans,” ~ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Trump promised to eliminate tax credits and deductions for large corporations who hide money in the Cayman Islands, and for “smart” billionaires to take deductions. 

This tax bill is choc-full-o loopholes for billionaires. It will help multinationals ship jobs overseas, and corporate giants will still be allowed to hide money in the Cayman Islands.

Meanwhile small businesses pay in full.

Again, this plan ADDS 4 TRILLION to the deficit, yet cuts funding for Medicare and Medicaid.

It is time to fight back…AGAIN.

_______________________

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/expect/”>Expect</a&gt;

Tax Cuts For the Wealthy Approved by GOP Senate

We Americans are easily distracted by Trump’s three ring circus, myself included, and that is when the GOP takes the opportunity to strike. 

The GOP does not work for the American majority, they work for the extremely wealthy, and the corporate giants of America. 

This past week, while master illusionist Trump was tweeting about uranium, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were at work again. They work for a small faction of the population who in fact own the GOP. 

The GOP heavy Senate approved the tax bill on Friday voting along party lines— 

51 Republicans votes yes, 
49 Democrats votes no. 

The yeas have it. 

Billionaires win again. Who?

The Koch brothers own the GOP, the GOP control Congress, and this is their tax plan. 

Who are the Koch Brothers? Charles and David Koch own Koch Industries, the second-largest privately run business in America— among other things, the Koch brothers control 4000 miles of pipeline, they own oil refineries in Texas, Alaska, and Minnesota. The Koch brothers net worth increased by $12 billion last year bringing their total net worth to $80 billion…they don’t want to pay taxes, and they don’t want you to have health insurance.

Let’s not forget Trump’s benefactor Robert Mercer, he doesn’t like to pay taxes either, and he has an ongoing six billion dollar dispute with the IRS.

Republicans want to keep control of the House in 2018, so they’re offering up what they say is “tax cuts for everybody.” In reality, this tax cut is for corporate giants and billionaires, like the Koch brothers, and Robert Mercer, many of whom, with all the added loopholes, end up paying no Federal taxes. 

Paul Ryan promises the middle class will see “significant tax cuts.” As we learned when we read Paul Ryan’s healthcare plan— Paul Ryan is a liar. This tax code is the counterpart to his healthcare plan. 
What we can expect with this tax plan— regardless of what Paul Ryan says, many middle class families will see an increase in their taxes, for example, standard deduction families take for each child will be capped. A family with three children will pay more. Small businesses will not benefit from the special deductions designed for the big guys either.

Remember the presidential debates when Clinton accused Trump of not paying taxes for the past twenty years? His response was “That makes me smart.” 

Trump has demonstrated, on a daily basis, he isn’t the smartest guy in any room he occupies…by any stretch of the imagination. He can’t string a simple sentence together that would get past a third grade teacher without red slashes and circles. He is in fact, like his oil friend Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says, a fucking moron. (Not my words🤐.) You don’t have to be smart to hire an accountant who knows how to work a system set up to work in your favor.

Tax laws are already rigged for the wealthy and for corporate America, and this new GOP tax code adds 4 trillion dollars to the deficit and cuts funding to Medicare and Medicaid

“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to replace America’s failing tax codes,” ~Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 

We are supposed to believe Mitch McConnell, the co-creator (along with Paul Ryan,) of the American Healtc Care Act? I don’t think so. 

This new tax plan adds 4 trillion to the deficit, and still cuts Medicare and Medicaid funding. How is that possible? It is possible because billionaires will receive a get out of taxes free card. 

With this rewritten GOP tax law, richest Americans pay lower tax rates than middle class families. 

“This nasty and backwards budget greenlights cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in order to give a tax break to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans,” ~ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Trump promised to eliminate tax credits and deductions for large corporations who hide money in the Cayman Islands, and for “smart” billionaires to take deductions. 

This tax bill is choc-full-o loopholes for billionaires. It will help multinationals ship jobs overseas, and corporate giants will still be allowed to hide money in the Cayman Islands.

Meanwhile small businesses pay in full.

Again, this plan ADDS 4 TRILLION to the deficit, yet cuts funding for Medicare and Medicaid.

It is time to fight back…AGAIN.

_______________________

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/expect/”>Expect</a&gt;

Trump is a 10, Death Toll in Puerto Rico Rises to 450

Release the doves, Donald Trump is a 10… with regards to his response to Puerto Rico— he says.

That’s on a scale of 1-10, if you’re wondering. He now compares the magnitude of destruction in Puerto Rico to that of 2005 Hurricane Katrina,..although a few weeks ago he minimized the death toll. A 10 out of 10 for a yuge disaster is good…if you don’t know the truth. 

The Hurricane made landfall on September 20. Trump didn’t visit Puerto Rico until October 3, the Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz described his televised meeting with officials as a “PR, 17-minute meeting”

During his whirlwind tour, of the least impacted areas, Trump asked Ricardo Rosello, Governor of Puerto Rico, how many people had died in the storm. Trump responded to the answer dismissively— 

“Seventeen? Sixteen people certified, 16 people versus in the thousands.”  ~Trump

Trump was comparing the initial 16 deaths to the 1,800 killed in 2005 in New Orleans, saying—

“but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous – hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here, with really a storm that was just totally overpowering, nobody’s ever seen anything like this.”

Later the governor corrected the count to 34.

Trump went on to complain about the cost of the storm to the US, telling Puerto Ricans

“you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack… but that’s fine”.

Incidentally, it has been reported, Trump in 2008, took over licensing and management of a Puerto Rican golf resort, then filed for bankruptcy in 2015, leaving Puerto Ricans with nearly $33 million in outstanding bond payments. This number has been disputed, the argument being the Resort was losing money when Trump took over licensing. The fact remains Trump walked away with $600,000,  and left Puerto Rico with a $33 million tab…but he never accepts responsibility, only accolades.

In any event, Trump tossed some high quality paper towels at a crowd, dedicated the golf trophy, from the “Presidential Cup Gold Tournament” in New Jersey, to the people of Puerto Rico. The trophy for bailing and towels soaking up flood waters, really a practical gift. 

No help coming from Trump, and he’s ready to pull FEMA, because… he and his staff want to use that money to charter jets… for official business. “Can’t keep FEMA in P.R. forever.” Natural disasters are not what tax payer money is for, t’s for golfing, stop being so greedy P.R.

  • Five days ago the death toll was at 48.
  • As of Thursday—a month after the hurricane, only 21.6% of the island had power.
  • The death toll in Puerto Rico is currently estimated at 450. 

“How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?” ~Bob Dylan

What is the magic death toll number in Trump’s giant head that will make him act? 

Back to that perfect 10 Trump has given himself. He wants to transfer the source of the praise on someone else, and attempted to manipulate the Governor of Puerto Rico into filling the role—

“Governor, I just want to maybe ask you a question, because for the spirit of these people that have worked so hard and so long, like Tom [Bossert] and like Brock [Long] and like so many others. Did the United States, did our government — when we came in, did we do a great job? Military? First-responders? FEMA? Did we do a great job? ~Trump

The Governor’s response— 

“You responded immediately, sir, and — and you did so. You know, Tom and Brock, they have been on the phone with me essentially every — every day since the disaster. We recognize that there are some logistical limitations that we have in Puerto Rico. We didn’t have the ports open for a couple of days. We didn’t have the airports working [at] full capacity until about a day or two ago. So that was always a very limiting step, but if you consider that we’ve gotten — even with those obstacles, we’ve gotten about 15,000 DOD personnel in Puerto Rico, about 2,000 FEMA personnel, HHS and others. The response is there. Do we need to do a lot more? Of course we do. And I think everybody over here recognizes there’s a lot of work to be done in Puerto Rico. But with your leadership, sir, and with everybody here, we’re committed to achieving that in the long — in the long run.”

So, maybe not a 10… on a scale of 1-10.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/release/”>Release</a&gt;

Who Commissioned the Steele Dossier – A Limerick 

Today I would like to express

Trump’s denial tweets don’t impress

MI6 Agent Steele’s

Penned Dossier’s real

Who commissioned it? I can confess…

~

A power family, Republican

Against whom, early on, Trump did run

A dad and dad’s son 

Prez 43 and 41 

Shrub is their last name’s synonym

~

Yes, it was Jeb, and Trump knows it well

Lies based on fear have a distinct smell

The dossier’s proved true

Mueller’s using it too

Trump is nervous— it’s easy to tell

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/express/”>Express</a&gt;

Sexual Assault – A Life Sentence

Dear America,

I have question for you—
Harvey Weinstein has been outed as a sexual predator. Life as he knows it has come to a screeching halt, as it should. 

Sexual assault is a life changing event for the victims, it’s a life sentence. Post traumatic stress is real— there is life before, and life after. The person in the life before is not the same person who occupies the shell after. That person no longer exists. This new person has trust issues— in human goodness, in their own abilities: to discern people’s motives, to protect themselves, in their own value as human beings. The world looks different, and it’s a scary place.

The parallels are startling. An older man in a position of power, an audiotape, dozens of victims, some recent and some from decades ago, come forward with stories of assault. One assailant is mentioned above, and the other you elect president. 

And here is that question—WHY?

Bill Cosby, another powerful man who had gotten away with this for decades, is finally paying for his crimes. Life as he knew it will never be again, and that’s good. 

Three powerful men, two are destroyed, one elected to the highest office of the land. 

And again I ask—WHY? 

Does it have anything to do with the fact that one is white, one is black, and one is a Jew?

I’ve written about this subject several times. Sexual assault has touched my life more than once—and the lives of my loved ones. The rage I have for men who commit these crimes is unhealthy. This rage has bled into my relationships with enablers. Those who voted for a man who is on tape bragging about his crimes… I can’t excuse it, because it’s inexcusable. 

Go through your phone contacts and start shooting off texts to the women you know. Ask them about their experiences. I’m sure you’ll get an affirmative response before you get to the letter B (I’m assuming you have 4 female friends whose names start with A). If they feel like talking about it, most will not, ask them how it has changed their lives. 

I try to find humor in everything- but this subject is the one I can not, and although I’ve tried to forgive any woman who voted for an admitted sexual predator… knowing what he is, I can not. 

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/brave/”>Brave</a&gt;