GOP Believe Their Tax Plan Will Pass

How is it the GOP is confident their tax plan will pass? When did healthcare cuts become part of the tax bill?

“Apparently somewhere between the salad course and the entree, it was decided that permanent corporate tax cuts should be paid for, in part, by kicking 13 million Americans off their health care and raising premiums for millions more,” ~Senator Ron Wyden, Top Democrat on Finance panel

This tax bill is a covert attempt to gut healthcare, but the GOP somehow believes it’s different than previous failed attacks on ACA. Why? This bill gives money to the billionaires who make large donations to campaign funds of GOP members, so more congressional republicans are likely to vote yes to keep their cash cows lactating.

Those GOP members who were outspoken when they voted against the previous attacks on healthcare might put greed over the health needs of average Americans, the same ones who voted them into office, in exchange for continued campaign donations.

As of Wednesday—

“Imagine taking more than $300 billion from older and sicker people who need health insurance, and giving that $300 billion to big corporations and wealthy people as a tax cut. That’s the GOP plan.” ~ Robert Reich:

Senator Claire McCaskill confronted GOP congressmen Orin Hatch as he lied about where the money to fund the tax cut will come from.

https://youtu.be/KnUQxzLhAYw

Other lies put forth by the GOP in attempts to quell public outrage:

  • “This is a tax cut for the middle class.”

This is a tax increase for those who earn $50,000 or less, and many of those are the same people who will lose healthcare.

  • “Giving corporate giants money back will allow them to invest in more jobs.”

In fact, CEO’s have stated they will NOT create jobs or use their extra money for anything other than personal enrichment.

Someone (Mitch) hasn’t gotten the memo that Americans want to keep ACA—

“This bill will effectively repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate tax so that we can provide even more tax relief to low- and middle-income families,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—

This is a tax cut for the people who need it the least, the wealthiest 1% who already possess 38% of the nations wealth, and a healthcare repeal for the poor and middle class, wrapped up in 1 big shitty bill.

“I know the House is going to pass this bill. I’m one of those people who believes failure is not an option.” ~ House GOP Whip Steve Steve Scalise

Since we are discussing taxes, I would like to point out, while Trump and his people don’t want to contribute their own tax dollars, they have no problem spending other, poorer people’s money.

  • Taxpayers are funding Donald Trump’s legal defense for lawsuits against his private businesses, paying for at least 10 DOJ lawyers and paralegals.
  • Mike Pence spent over $14,000 in tax dollars on local police on his staged NFL stunt, during which he dramatically left the Indianapolis stadium in disgust when football players kneeled during the national anthem. The total cost for Pence to fly from Las Vegas, to Indianapolis for the game, $242,500 and that was all for less than 1 minute’s entertainment made on behalf of Donald Trump, and paid for by you and me.
  • We all remember Steve Mnuchin and his latest and most evil trophy wife flying around chasing the eclipse on our tax dollar.

Our money and our health mean nothing to the people “we” (Putin) voted into office to represent us. It’s time to let them know we do not approve.

To acquire contact numbers for your specific members of Congress—

https://www.callmycongress.com/

Or Call Congress with one number: 1-844-USA-0234

CALL ALL Senators today at: (202) 224 – 3121

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Nice Words from Another Politician

Jeff Flake gave a speech touted as “One of the best political speeches of our time.” In it, Flake claimed that to stay in Trump’s Senate would be complicitity: “We have again forgotten who we are supposed to be. There is a sickness in our system — and it is contagious. How much more damage to our democracy and to the institutions of American liberty do we need to witness in silence before we count ourselves as complicit in that damage?”

Bob Corker, also not planning to seek re-election, spoke out against Trump days before Flake did, calling Trump out on his countless “untruths” and warning Trump should not have the Nuclear codes, and “he is not a role model.”

By not seeking re-election these two Senators are not hurting Donald Trump, they are removing all competition for Trump appointees. If they were sincere in wanting to fight, they’d stay on and use the power of their votes and their voices as senators to do so… but they have proven they are incapable of voting for the American people.

While we were once again distracted by these GOP antics, we lost something else we needed. As Senators Corker and Flake commandeered media attention, speaking out against Trump, and Trump responding as any 12 year old boy would, we didn’t see what the Senate was doing, including Senators Corker and Flake…and Senator John McCain. They were voting to dismantle more consumer safeguards. 

Why did bankers on Wall Street rally yesterday? 

They were celebrating the gift they received from the GOP Senate: The Senate showed their true colors once again voting along party lines- 51-50, red wins. 

This win gives banks immunity when cheating consumers. No more law suits against deceptive credit card practices, no retribution against fraudulent financial advisors. Consumers now have no protections against Wall Street bankers whose greed was proven when they shouldered us into the big recession of 2007. 
This is the second big repeal of bank regulations, put in place to protect consumers, since Trump took office. 

By giving banks free reign, Trump is following through with his campaign promises, not the promises he made to those who bought his $40 MAGA hats. Those people stand to lose much more than the $40. cost of the hats.

Trump is dolling out Tax cuts for his billionaire donors, and Senator Corker voted for Trump’s tax plan— to add 4 trillion dollars to the US deficit and give most of that money to corporate giants and the billionaires who run them. 

If all the GOP resign in protest, Trump will fill their positions with more pliable yes people, but will we end up worse off than we are now? What we have now are politicians who say what’s right, but vote against it.

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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.

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Insurance is a Peculiar Thing

As hurricane season rages on— houses continue to be flattened and flooded leaving people without food, water, shelter, electricity; prized possessions are lost forever to the ones who escape with their lives…the “lucky ones.” 

Plans to rebuild are premature, and most victims are at a loss as to how to fund a rebuilding project. About 80% of Hurricane Harvey victims do not have flood insurance.

According to Allstate Insurance Company, private homeowners insurance policies typically do not cover flood damage… however, if a hurricane’s wind damages your roof, and rain gets in as a result, you may find that homeowners insurance offers some protection if your policy includes coverage for wind.

“some protection if…” thanks Allstate.

As with everything, those rules do not apply to a certain demographic. The demographic of which I speak could easily fund their own rebuilding projects. 

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is covered by an insurance policy called National Flood Insurance Program. 


Yes, that means Mar-a-Lago is Federally Insured, subsidized by tax payer dollars, and Trump’s federally subsidized insurance policy does cover flood and hurricane damage. NFIP is essentially government subsidized insurance for the affluent who have beachfront homes. 

To be clear, flooding is not covered in homeowner insurance policies for the average idiot, but it is part of a government subsidized, tax payer funded policy for billionaire tax evading idiots like— Donald Trump. 

According to HuffPost: “The program was to expire at the end of this month, but Trump signed legislation on Friday to temporarily extend it.” Aint that some shhh

This policy is not new, in fact pre-potus Trump bragged about a $17 million insurance payout for storm damage to Mar-a-Lago in 2005. He admitted to pocketing some of the money instead of using it to rebuild. 

Call it irony, call it bullshit, by any name the under-cutter of the Climate Accord, Donald Trump, whose people are (no joke) trying to eliminate use of the C words, climate change, is a recipient of federal monies to repair damage caused by the C words.

This has been noted, and attempts are underway to stop this insanity. The Paris act, “Prohibiting Aid for Recipients Ignoring Science,” is a bill proposed in congress which would block Trump properties from receiving this federally subsidized coverage, but these things take time, and so Trump prevails again. 

Insurance is a peculiar thing. Be it homeowners insurance, or health insurance, it is controlled by the 1% who hoard half of the worlds wealth. They want more.

Since it was signed into law, on March 23, 2010, there have been as many as 70 failed attempts to weaken or kill the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The most recent attempt, on July 28, 2017, dramatically ended when Senator John McCain (R/AZ) said no, with the emphasis of a thumb down. Meanwhile Mitch McConnell stood within strangling distance, arms crossed, shooting invisible poisonous darts with his eyes, to no avail.

That was fun, but It isn’t over, believe me. McCain has said he might just vote yes to the next version. The Republican majority, and Trump, continue to trick out their “American Health Care Act” which has seen 3 revisions fail to pass since Trump took office. 

Health insurance in America is about big business: CEO’s, behind closed door deals, pharmaceutical price gouging— it’s not about healthcare at all.

The ACA is flawed in that it does nothing to eliminate the corruption in the industry. It does force it’s hand by eliminating certain insurance company escape routes; the exemption of pre-existing condition from coverage has cut into profits more than anything, but other parts of the bill, most of which pertain to women’s health issues, have also cut into profits. 

The healthcare fight isn’t over, and Americans will not see a substantial improvement in this healthcare system unless billionaires are taken out of the equation. Most counties in the free world provide healthcare for their people, but in the U.S. healthcare a business for billionaire investors like the Devos family, (Betsy-secretary of killing public education) who have controlling interests in Spectrum Healthcare Services which has ties to Russia’s Alpha Bank. 

Insurance is a peculiar thing, it is set up to help those who don’t need help. 

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