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Old 02-03-2018, 01:38 PM
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This would depend on what the GOP's goal is.
Their goal is clear to me - large tax cuts for the rich and corporations in an effort to stimulate a short term sugar high that they hope will last through November, without regard to inflation or deficits.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:47 PM
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Their goal is clear to me - large tax cuts for the rich and corporations in an effort to stimulate a short term sugar high that they hope will last through November.
The high can last for years, but I doubt it will affect the midterms.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:58 PM
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The U.S. Treasury expects to borrow $955 billion this fiscal year, according to a documents released Wednesday. It's the highest amount of borrowing in six years, and a big jump from the $519 billion the federal government borrowed last year...

In a report this week, the CBO said tax receipts are going to be lower because of the new tax law...

What's particularly jarring is this is the first time borrowing has jumped this much (as a share of GDP) in a non-recession time since Ronald Reagan was president.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ion-this-year/

So much for the GOP "tax cuts pay for themselves" mantra.
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From the GOP's perspective this comparison to Reagan isn't jarring at all. No doubt they see it as highly complementary.
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Ronnie would definitely find Trump jarring. He was well known to host his opponents in CA politics in his Sacramento home; had a great toy train setup, around which the boys of both parties would mingle and discuss the issues of the day. I believe he reached across the aisle in Washington this way, as well.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:54 PM
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Trump is dumb...He claims Obama's bubble.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:25 PM
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Ryan Brags About Tax Cut Resulted in $1.50 Per Week Pay Raise

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) deleted a tweet on Saturday, in which he said a woman's paycheck went up by $1.50 due to the Republican tax-reform plan.

Ryan included a link to an Associated Press story in the tweet that explained how the legislation has benefited workers and corporations.

The speaker referred to Julia Ketchum, who said her $1.50 pay increase would cover her Costco membership for the year.

"A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, PA, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week...she said [that] will cover her Costco membership for the year," Ryan tweeted.


http://thehill.com/homenews/house/37...after-backlash

Don't spend it all in once place, sweetie. I wonder how Ivanka's tax cut compares.
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Trump is dumb...He claims Obama's bubble.
Of course he does. All Trump does is take credit for other people's hard work, he's a remora.
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Better luck next time...and try next time with some actual facts.
How about these facts, dufus? You drank the Kool-Aid, you refused to listen to reason. Bummer for you that your entire argument has proven to be BS.

Nearly two-thirds say they've seen no increase in take-home pay from GOP tax cuts: Gallup

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The Stock Market is up massively since the Election, but is now taking a little pause - people want to see what happens with the Midterms. If you want your Stocks to go down, I strongly suggest voting Democrat. They like the Venezuela financial model, High Taxes & Open Borders!
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Wrong, idiot, markets up bigly today, at the prospect of democracy being restored.
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