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Trump Tax Cuts

  1. This Republican Senator Just Called His Party’s Bluff on Tax CutsRepublicans say that their tax bill will pay for itself. James Lankford wants his party to put its money where its mouth is.
  2. Here’s How Republicans Plan to Get Their Tax Bill Out of the SenateSeven Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about the legislation. Mitch McConnell hopes to win them over with these last-minute changes.
  3. The GOP’s Lonely Deficit Hawks Just Might Kill the Trump Tax CutsJeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McCain know their tax bill isn’t actually deficit neutral. And they might be done playing dumb.
  4. Republicans Want You to Know They’re for Corporations, Not the Middle ClassThere’s no other explanation for this newly discovered detail of the Senate’s tax bill.
  5. Wall Street Journal Column Compares Children to DogsIs there a word for when your parody of the other side winds up parodying your own side?
  6. How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our EconomyThe GOP’s tax reforms would have major consequences for housing, higher education, and manufacturing — and just might trigger a recession.
  7. How Republicans Gamed Budget Rules to Pass Their Tax CutAnd how Democrats can use the same trick when they get power.
  8. New GOP Tax-Cut Plan Raises Taxes on Virtually Everyone by 2027Senate Republicans solved their tax plan’s math problem — by phasing out every tax cut in their bill that doesn’t benefit corporations.
  9. Republicans to Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate in Tax BillThe GOP plans to reduce the number of Americans with health insurance by 13 million, so as to pay for giant corporate tax cuts.
  10. Republicans Can’t Afford Their Tax-Cut HabitThe GOP needs to slash the cost of its plan. But every time Republicans find a new revenue source, they decide to spend the money on another tax cut.
  11. Trump Argues That GOP Tax Bill Should Do More for the RichThe president promised that his tax plan wouldn’t help the wealthy. Now, he’s demanding a new tax break for millionaires.
  12. Trump’s Tax Bill Is an Attack on the Most Vulnerable Republicans in CongressThese two charts show why.
  13. The Senate Tax Cut Plan Can’t Pass the SenateThis isn’t ’Nam. There are rules.
  14. Trump Tells Senate Democrats He Had to Give the Rich SomethingThe president’s private arguments for his tax cuts are even less honest or compelling than his public ones.
  15. The Richest One Percent of America Gets Half the Trump Tax CutsNever change, Republicans.
  16. If These Senators Aren’t Lying, Then Trump’s Tax Plan Is Already DeadIf John McCain, Susan Collins, and Bob Corker mean what they say, then the House bill will (almost certainly) die in the upper chamber.
  17. The Republican Tax Plan Is Political SuicideA bill that reads like it was reverse-engineered from attack ads.
  18. The House Republican Tax Cut Is a Failure on Its Own TermsPaul Ryan vowed not to repeat the mistake of the Bush tax cuts. He’s repeating it.
  19. The GOP Tax Plan Takes From Orphans, Gives to Trust-Fund KidsRight-wing populism is one hell of a drug.
  20. Inequality Is a Bigger Threat to Our Democracy Than Putin IsThe biggest problem with Trump’s tax cuts is that increasing the wealth of the rich is a recipe for oligarchy.
  21. Republicans Delay Tax-Cut Plan Again, Insist All is WellBy the way, is there anybody onboard who knows how to fly a plane?
  22. The GOP Is No Longer Trying to Hide Its Inhuman PrioritiesThe GOP just voted to add $1.5 trillion to the debt for corporate tax cuts, but won’t commit to more than $1 billion for the opioid “emergency.”
  23. New Koch Ads Accuse Democrat of Opposing Unpopular Tax CutsThe libertarian billionaires will spend $1.6 million informing Wisconsin that Tammy Baldwin opposes tax cuts that few Americans support.
  24. The Insane Republican Plan to Win Reelection Through PlutocracyRepublicans have somehow convinced themselves that the public will reward them for helping one-percenters.
  25. Hilarious Paul Ryan Forgets to Mention That He’s Concealing Trump Tax ReturnsIt’s too bad Paul Ryan is a powerless comedian rather than some kind of high-ranking federal officeholder.
  26. Republicans: We’re Trying Not to Cut Taxes for the Rich, But It’s Too HardTheir goal was to stick it to their donors. But they can’t because of technical math issues. It’s complicated, you wouldn’t understand.
  27. Trump Is Afraid His Tax Plan Is Doomed. He Should Be.The Senate’s margin for error is slim, the divisions among Republicans are massive, and the tax plan is half-baked — and wholly unpopular.
  28. Bushonomics Is Back Because the GOP Has No Other IdeasLet’s try cutting taxes and hoping it leads to spending cuts — that always works.
  29. The GOP’s Best Tax Reform Idea Is Dead, and Its Next-Best Idea Is DyingPlan C is not going to work any better than plans A or B did. It’s over.
  30. Democrats Should Tell Voters What Else They Could Get for $1.5 TrillionThe GOP plans to add that to the deficit to pay for regressive tax cuts. For the same price, we could have universal day care and high-speed rail.
  31. Red-State Democrats Have No Good Excuse for Backing Trump’s Tax PlanThe electoral benefits of dealing the GOP total legislative failure outweigh those of backing Trump’s unpopular tax policies.
  32. Rand Paul Comes Out Against Trump’s ‘Middle-Class Tax Hike’The Kentucky senator betrays his party by acknowledging an inconvenient fact about its “middle-class tax cut.”
  33. Republicans Angry at Economists for Finding Their Tax Cuts Go to the RichWhy do the numbers keep showing that the GOP gives big tax cuts to the rich? Must be bias.
  34. Most of the Trump Tax Cuts Would Go to Richest One Percent, Study FindsAstonishingly, President Trump’s claims about the plan do not actually hold up to scrutiny.
  35. Why Trump’s Tax Plan Will (Probably) Be Impossible to PassThe plan’s upper middle-class tax increases are too high for many GOP lawmakers to tolerate – but still too low to satisfy the party’s deficit hawks.
  36. Trump Administration ‘Can’t Guarantee’ Middle Class Won’t Pay Higher TaxesThe Republican tax-cut nightmare begins.
  37. Trump, Roy Moore, and the Craven Surrender of the Republican Establishment“I wasn’t paying attention. I’m just worried about taxes”: a credo for the Republican Party.
  38. The Trump Tax Cuts Are Going to Hurt the Republican PartyThey’re not doing this to win an election.
  39. The Trump-Democratic Fiscal Deal Puts The Lid Back On A Boiling PotTrump’s fiscal deal with Democrats really just put off a manufactured crisis. The problems the GOP faces in enacting a tax bill haven’t gone away.
  40. Trump Doesn’t Have Tax Plan, Does Have Plan to Lie About ItThey’re going to call it “unrigging the economy” and let donors figure out the details.
  41. The Obama-Era Deficit Scolds Want Big Tax Cuts NowFix the Debt is now fixin’ to get paid.
  42. Trump Tax Plan Would Be Bad for Those Who Don’t Own Yachts, Study Basically SaysOne version of Trump’s (vague) plan would deliver 76 percent of its benefits to the top one percent — while raising taxes on some in the middle class.
  43. As Voodoo Economics Collapses in Kansas, Trump Takes It NationalTrump’s tax cuts are being designed by the conservatives whose ideas failed so badly in Kansas that even Republicans rejected them.
  44. Here’s the Trick Republicans Will Use to Make Their Tax Cuts PermanentDeficit hawks hate this one weird secret about Senate rules.
  45. Mnuchin: Our Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Not About Cutting Taxes for the RichTrump’s Treasury Secretary needs to get way better at lying about tax cuts.
  46. the national interest
    Firing the House Chaplain for Dissing Tax Cuts Is FineStop freaking out about this. Paul Ryan’s views are terrible, but his actions are totally defensible.
  47. the national interest
    Trump Economist Kevin Hassett: Tax Cuts Are Trickling Down to YouDon’t worry your pretty little head about diminished competition or lack of wage growth. Trump’s economists certainly aren’t.
  48. the national interest
    Legislative Mastermind Trump Now Feuding With Entire Senate Margin for ErrorA brilliant strategy for passing tax cuts.
  49. the national interest
    Gary Cohn: ‘The Most Excited Group Out There Are Big CEOs, About Our Tax Plan’When Trump economic advisers fail at spin.
  50. Conservatives Angry That Biased Media Accurately Reports Who Gets Trump Tax CutsIt’s “class warfare” to describe the distributional impact of tax policy.
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