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From #washingtonpost at wapo.st/2AKiLzv: "... The House tax bill would eliminate the deduction [#medicaldeductions], while the Senate bill would keep it (and even make it a bit more generous). It’s a key difference that must be reconciled before the final ...
Many articles have been written about the Kansas tax debacle, but the Sunday 10/12/17 one in #theguardian at bit.ly/2iKA4bp caught my attention. Reporting from #topekakansas #topekaks: "Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried ...
From the #shenandoahvalley in northwestern Virginia (bit.ly/2kMwge4): "#stauntonva [#stauntonvirginia] (#whsv) -- The push by congressional Republicans to reform the United States #taxsystem drew the ire of demonstrators in the valley on Saturday. Protesters in Staunton took to the streets to ...
Although I wish #jeffflake had voted against the #taxcutsandjobsact the first time around, he does seem to be a reasonable guy. Case in point, from #theintercept at bit.ly/2jCEouq: "In October 2016, Ady Barkan — a California-based activist at the #centerforpopulardemocracy ...
The #newstribune of #jeffersoncitymissouri #jeffersoncitymo #jcmo published this article at bit.ly/2y9OJCk: "Opponents of the Republican tax plan warned the plan could decrease funding for #safetynet programs in #missouri, cut funding for the state’s schools and harm minority groups Friday. #empowermissouri, ...
On 12/6/17, the Washington Post ran a story "Ryan says Republicans to target #welfare, #medicare, #medicaid spending in 2018." In the story, #paulryan was quoted as saying “We're going to have to get back next year at #entitlementreform, which is ...
Fascinating article in the #losangelestimes #latimes at bit.ly/2BYhGUP: "The debate over eliminating the federal #taxdeduction for state and local taxes — a linchpin of the Republican tax cut plans now working their way through Congress — has focused on the ...
The #johnsonamendment must be preserved. Unfortunately, as reported in #npr at n.pr/2AGhU4R, "Wealthy Americans may get a new conduit for political money in the #taxoverhaul bill now being reconciled on Capitol Hill. A small provision in the House version of ...
The current (December 2017) #southerncaliforniafires -- #creekfire, #lilacfire, #ryefire, #skirballfire, #thomasfire, etc. -- are tragic. Yet as reported in the #losangelestimes #latimes at bit.ly/2AGVdxu, "The House Republican tax bill would eliminate the deduction for personal losses from wildfires, #earthquakes and ...
The #sarasotaHeraldTribune of #sarasotaflorida #sarasotafl at bit.ly/2ACSa9D said: "About 100 protesters lined U.S. 41 in downtown #sarasota Thursday evening to protest the GOP tax bill working through Congress. Even as the tax plan appears headed for passage, protesters gathered near ...
The great #paulnewman and later the #newmansownfoundation @newmansownfdn have given away over $500 million to thousands of charities starting in 1982. They were able to do this by selling #newmansown products. Unfortunately, #politico at politi.co/2A0Bq8U reported: "A decision by the ...
A professor of #taxlaw at #columbialawschool wrote this for #pbsnewshour at to.pbs.org/2AWj8JQ: "...do not be surprised if after passing the tax bill Republicans rediscover their grave concerns about the nation’s fiscal condition and start cutting #socialprograms. ... Whether the economy ...
The #detroitfreepress ran this opinion at on.freep.com/2jnwxAN: "... if you're among the vast majority of #michiganders who earn most of what they make by the sweat of their brow, pay state and local income taxes in the hopes of getting ...
#hellogiggles @hellogiggles, part of #timeinc, is "a positive online community for women." #karenfratti @karenfratti wrote an article for HelloGiggles, "How the tax bill just made it significantly more dangerous to be a woman in America." Her main points were: 1) ...
If you belong to a political party -- whether Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Republican, etc. -- it is interesting to consider the opinions of #independentvoters who stay out of #partisanpolitics. The #independentvoter Network website #ivn.us @ivn.us is "open to anyone ...
#nancypelosi said on 12/4/17 that the #taxcutsandjobsact was the "worst bill in the history of the United States Congress" partly because of "no hearings, no expert testimony." The results of the hurry to pass the bill were described in #politico ...
Several newsmedia articles made the same basic point as the one in #slate at slate.me/2zRIiWb, but @Slate had the best headline: "#senaterepublicans Made a $289 Billion Mistake in the Handwritten #taxbill They Passed at 2 A.M. Go Figure. ... It ...
Names are important. As reported by #businessinsider at read.bi/2BDfO2R, "A Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that he doesn't think the GOP tax bill was labeled correctly by his party. Rep. #marksanford of #southcarolina told reporters that the Republican bill, named the ...
#wwlradio in #neworleanslouisiana #neworleansla reproduced the following 12/5/17 #associatedpress story at bit.ly/2BAxbBx: "Municipal governments worry the tax overhaul in Washington, D.C. could chill the construction of #affordablehousing.... the U.S. could lose nearly 1 million units of affordable housing over 10 ...
A TV station serving #westernnorthcarolina reported at bit.ly/2A3DjWp: "#ashevilleNC (#wlos) — There was a demonstration in downtown #asheville on Monday, in which people protested the #taxreform recently backed by Republicans in Congress. ... Protesters say the time to act is ...
#benwikler @benwikler, the Washington Director of #moveon @moveon, tweeted the following about the 12/3/17 gathering in #readingpa #readingpennsylvania at which #berniesanders @berniesanders spoke: "This, right here, is 1600 people rallying against the GOP tax scam in a Republican county in Pennsylvania ...
#ranaforoohar expressed the following opinion in #financialtimes @financialtimes: "The Republicans’ faith-based tax plan ... if the legislation ultimately passes, it will create a fiscal mess that America will be digging itself out of for the next 30 years. The Republican ...
The weekend of December 1-3, 2017, Senator #berniesanders gave speeches in #louisvilleky, #daytonohio, #akronohio, and #readingpa on the #goptaxscam. #moveon.org and #taxmarch/#notonepenny organized the four events as part of Sanders' "#protectingworkingfamilies Tour." (The first event was livestreamed from Washington, DC, ...
Republicans are promoting the likely #corporatetax cut as great for the economy. But the effect of the cut is uncertain at the level of an individual business. As the #newyorktimes reported on 12/3/17: "... at a quarry here in #southerncalifornia’s ...
The chairman of the Accounting Department at #creightonuniversity had this to say in the #omahaworldherald of #omahanebraska at bit.ly/2noONOl: "Congress is debating a massive #taxreform package that would impact all U.S. #taxpayers. The president and congressional Republicans argue the #taxplan ...
I missed this insightful column by #genelyons in the 11/30/17 #arkansastimes at bit.ly/2A0jAqC, but it appears that at least a half-dozen other newspapers have run it: "GOP #contempt... Sometimes it's hard to be #cynical enough about the current course of ...
An opinion piece in #forbesmagazine at bit.ly/2jbMyJH echoes many people's fears: "Assuming the Trump Family and Friends Tax Cut approved by the Senate by the Senate is enacted, big cuts to #socialsecurity and #medicare will be the next target for ...
Despite some criticism that he is "too nice" (politi.co/2Ar8bMq), Senator #corybooker @corybooker of NJ has a good chance of becoming president in 2020. Late at night on 12/1/17 he tweeted "I’m furious, but this fight is not over. In the ...
Looking back at the tax bill fiasco, one questions why Sen. #bobcorker voted to move the bill out of committee, only to vote against it on the Senate floor. This from #washingtonpost wapo.st/2jDW8EK on 12/1/17: "Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) says ...
At bit.ly/2zJMwCg, #martingilens of #princetonuniversity and #benjaminpage of #northwesternuniversity published a widely-cited 2014 study "Testing Theories of #americanpolitics: #elites, #interestgroups, and #averagecitizens" in a journal called #perspectivesonpolitics. They found that "#economicelites and organized groups representing #businessinterests have substantial independent impacts ...

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