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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:09 PM

Freedom Caucus might go rogue on tax reform

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Source: Politico

House Freedom Caucus leaders told White House officials this week that Republicans need to release a tax plan soon — or the conservative group may put out one of its own.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and founding chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) delivered that message Thursday to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, the top officials leading the tax effort for the White House. Mnuchin and Cohn, along with White House legislative liaison Marc Short, who was also at the meeting, do not want the group to release any text, fearful it will prevent Republicans from uniting behind one plan.

Meadows, in a brief interview Friday afternoon, downplayed the possibility that the group would release its own legislation, adding that the White House has assured him action is imminent. But conservatives are eager to deliver on a major campaign promise after the Obamacare repeal bill died in the Senate. And if that means forging ahead on their own, they’re not ruling it out.

“I’m not threatening my own tax bill if we don’t get our way,” Meadows said. “At the same time, if we don’t make decisions in the near term on what we’re going to do, (we might) put forth something.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/08/house-freedom-caucus-tax-plan-242501

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Reply Freedom Caucus might go rogue on tax reform (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 11 OP
PoliticAverse Sep 11 #1
brooklynite Sep 11 #3
maxsolomon Sep 11 #8
Voltaire2 Sep 11 #11
DFW Sep 11 #12
videohead5 Sep 11 #2
Ligyron Sep 11 #5
videohead5 Sep 11 #14
Ligyron Sep 11 #16
Me. Sep 11 #4
IronLionZion Sep 11 #6
Turbineguy Sep 11 #7
Sucha NastyWoman Sep 11 #9
Iliyah Sep 11 #10
DFW Sep 11 #13
bronxiteforever Sep 11 #15
muriel_volestrangler Sep 12 #17

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:13 PM

1. "or the conservative group may put out one of its own." - well they don't have the votes...

to pass one on their own.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:25 PM

3. Like some on the hard left, actually passing legislation isn't that important to them.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:43 PM

8. name ONE "hard left" politician.

Kshama Sawant, socialist Seattle City Council member is the only one I know of.

these revanchist morons are in congress. they have actual power.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:01 PM

11. Who exactly are you referring to?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:03 PM

12. WHAT conservative group?

All I see is a group of right-wing Republicans. Not a conservative among them, just a bunch of right-wing ideologues who love to hijack a word because it has four syllables (three if you're from the South: "conserv'tive".

Being a Republican doesn't make you conservative any more than wading into the ocean makes you a fish.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:20 PM

2. Explode the deficit and debt

Is what they are going to do.the tax cuts will go to the rich when we have all of this disaster relief to pay for in Texas and Florida.

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:32 PM

5. Of course the cuts will be for the rich.

Any idiot who voted for Trump thinking they were going to have their own taxes cut is a fool.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:10 PM

14. They will cut everyones taxes

Most people will get a few pennies while the rich will get millions.

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:26 PM

16. Exactly

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:29 PM

4. If They Do No One Will Vote For It

No one, outside of their caucus likes them or their ideas. In fact, they are more and more being considered a big pain in the butt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:35 PM

6. Just do it already

Why threaten to put out a plan? Just develop a plan and release it. Or do they have some excuse why they can't lead on the only major campaign promise they have a chance at keeping?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:36 PM

7. I love the Freedumb Caucus.

Nobody has fucked up the Republican party better than they have. They have made the Republican party completely incapable of governing.

For some time it has been my view that the eventual Tea Party was a creation of the Boffins of Dzerzhinsky Square during the Brezhnev years. Putin has resurrected and modified the operation to get Trump into the White House.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:45 PM

9. Dont know enough history to know

about your second statement, but I am in complete agreement with you on your first statement. We'd be in so much trouble right now if it weren't for them, except that maybe Republicans wouldn't even in be power if it weren't for all their unholy alliances.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:51 PM

10. You can add t-rump and crew with that!

Freedom Caucus are true believers in total selfishness and no country's general public can survive that outcome. They worship a GAWD that I understand to be Satan. Cutting benefits that make our society healthy so the rich can have more is pure evil.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:07 PM

13. They do love their misleading labels

The "Freedom Caucus" is about as much about freedom as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is democratic, a republic, or representative of its people. They ARE a caucus of sorts, just like North Korea is Korean. All accuracy in the labeling ceases after that.

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:24 PM

15. You are so right! Brilliant points.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:32 AM

17. Locking - this story is dated 8th September

3 days is well outside the 12 hour time limit for LBN stories. Please repost in GD. Thanks.

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