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Trump Tax Cuts

  1. No, the Media Has Not Been Unfair to the GOP Tax BillNobody forced Republicans to write a tax bill that gives a giant, permanent cut to corporations — and a small, temporary one to the middle class.
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    Trump Boasts He Has Repealed Obamacare, Does Not Understand How Law WorksPromises “something terrific,” which he has somehow failed to reveal.
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    Republicans Didn’t Reform the Tax Code. They Never Wanted To.Republicans ruled out writing a bill premised on their own supposed goals.
  4. 6 Reasons for Progressives to Stop Worrying and Love the GOP Tax ScamRepublicans just increased the Democrats’ chances of regaining power — and made it easier for them to expand the welfare state when they do.
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    How the Trump Tax Cuts Solved the Democrats’ Campaign ProblemThe congressional party now stands behind Trump’s secrecy and self-enrichment.
  6. Senate Passes Republican Tax BillBut because of a procedural screwup, the House will have to vote on the bill a second time.
  7. Paul Ryan Tweets Out Highlight Reel of Him Lying About Taxes for 20 YearsAh, memories.
  8. House Passes Final Draft of GOP Tax BillThe legislation is expected to pass the Senate tonight and become law by Christmas.
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    Republicans Say Democrats Secretly Like the Trump Tax Cuts. Uh, No.“Their hearts are there,” says Ivanka Trump. No, they’re really not.
  10. The Trump Tax Cuts Just Got Even More Skewed to the RichThe Senate bill gave 62 percent of its tax cuts to the top 1 percent of income earners. In the final tax bill, their share goes up to 83 percent.
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    America Hates the Republicans, and They Don’t Know WhyA party’s puzzling lack of self-reflection.
  12. Here’s What’s in the Final Draft of the GOP Tax BillSome of the worst provisions in previous bills have been scrapped. Most remain.
  13. Rubio Threatens to Sink Tax Bill If Child Tax Credit Isn’t ExpandedMeanwhile, other Republicans are worried that their bill gives too much to the middle class, and too little to millionaires.
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    Paul Ryan to Go Out in a Blaze of Randian GloryThe Speaker plans one more attack on the lazy takers before he retires or is purged.
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    Republicans Say Tax Cuts Are Paul Ryan’s Pope“Is it a Boehner-meeting-the-pope moment?,” a Republican asks about the tax cuts.
  16. Infamous ‘Grad Student Tax’ Left Out of Final GOP BillRepublicans have decided against taxing tuition waivers or eliminating the student-loan-interest deduction, according to reports.
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    Republicans Reportedly Add Even Bigger Tax Cut for the RichThey’re going to cut the top income-tax rate on top of everything else.
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    Why the Trump Tax Cuts Might Jack Up the Deficit More Than Anybody ExpectsThe bill is a sieve. What happens if the tax-shelter industry explodes?
  19. Senate Republicans Made a $300 Billion Mistake in Their Tax BillAnd that may prove costly for Susan Collins.
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    Lobbyists and Tax Lawyers Can’t Believe What a Gift Republicans Have Given Them“We have a new tool to play with.”
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    The Republican War on EconomicsEven the most liberal Republican denies basic economics.
  22. Senate Republicans Accidentally Killed Some of Their Donors’ Favorite Tax BreaksPassing a tax bill that you wrote over lunch — and never actually read — appears to have some downsides.
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    The Trump Tax Cuts for the Rich Must, and Will, Be RepealedThey’re the most easily reversible damage Trump will do in office.
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    Why Republicans Will Insist the Trump Tax Cuts ‘Worked,’ No Matter WhatThe Republican budget model is: heads they win, tails you lose.
  25. Republicans Have the Votes for a TBD Tax BillFifty-one GOP senators have agreed to vote for a tax bill that does not yet exist.
  26. Trump’s Obsession With the Number 20 Imperils the GOP Tax BillRepublicans could solve all of their tax package’s problems easily — if the president weren’t arbitrarily fixated on a 20 percent corporate tax rate.
  27. Susan Collins Is Sure This Will All End Great for EveryoneMcConnell promised Collins that the GOP won’t slash Medicare — and will shore up Obamacare — if she votes for tax cuts first.
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    How the GOP’s Contempt for Democracy Will Pass Trump’s Tax CutsPaul Ryan has not abandoned his principles to support Trump. He is fulfilling them.
  29. John McCain Caps Political Career by Declaring Himself a FraudThe Trump tax cuts are a violation of the senator’s stated principles. He plans to vote for them anyway.
  30. The GOP Keeps Admitting Its Economic Theory Is Incompatible With DemocracyRepublicans say that their tax cuts will only work if businesses can be certain that they will never be repealed.
  31. Republicans Have Written the Least Popular Tax Bill in Modern HistoryIt’s the first unpopular tax cut in at least four decades — and is even more hated than the bill that raised taxes under Clinton.
  32. There Is No Economic Theory That Justifies the GOP Tax PlanEven supply-side economists won’t defend the actually-existing Republican bill.
  33. The Trump Tax Cuts Pass in Committee, Head to the Senate FloorIt looks like this thing is gonna pass — if Mitch McConnell can keep all of the promises he just made.
  34. The GOP Tax Plan Might Make Sense — If Recessions Didn’t ExistRepublicans are writing a bill that will stimulate the economy in the middle of an expansion — and automatically depress it during a downturn.
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    Obamacare Repeal Failed, But Tax Cuts Will Probably Pass. Here’s Why.Five reasons that explain why tax cuts are easier.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
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    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?
  41. 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.
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    The Republican Plan Is the Opposite of Tax ReformThere will be infinite new ways for rich people to avoid taxes.
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    Why Ron Johnson’s Opposition Is a Body Blow for the Trump Tax CutsThey’ll need to give him either money or spend time negotiating with him. They don’t have either to spare.
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    How Republicans Gamed Budget Rules to Pass Their Tax CutAnd how Democrats can use the same trick when they get power.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Trump’s Tax Bill Is an Attack on the Most Vulnerable Republicans in CongressThese two charts show why.
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    The Senate Tax Cut Plan Can’t Pass the SenateThis isn’t ’Nam. There are rules.
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