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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 05:53 PM

Red-state Dem: GOP tax bill 'one of the shittiest bills' ever

Source: The Hill




BY JOHN BOWDEN - 12/20/17 05:12 PM EST

A Democratic senator from a traditionally red state sharply criticized the GOP tax bill on Wednesday after the bill passed the Senate.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) told reporters Wednesday that the Republican plan to reform America's tax code was "one of the shittiest bills thatís ever come in front of the Senate," and remarked that the country had seen better days.




A request for comment on the quote from Tester's office was not immediately returned. Montana is a traditionally Republican-held state, where President Trump won with 56 percent of the vote in November. Tester, a Democrat who last won reelection to a second term in 2012, won with 48.6 percent of the vote.

Red-state Democrats have targeted the Trump administration over the tax bill, calling tax reform a missed opportunity for President Trump and Republicans to build bipartisan support among more centrist Democrats.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/365895-red-state-dem-gop-tax-bill-one-of-the-shittiest-bills-ever

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Reply Red-state Dem: GOP tax bill 'one of the shittiest bills' ever (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Dec 2017 #1
riversedge Dec 2017 #2
trof Dec 2017 #3
dchill Dec 2017 #4
RussBLib Dec 2017 #5
nycbos Dec 2017 #6
Zambero Dec 2017 #8
Drunken Irishman Dec 2017 #9
2naSalit Dec 2017 #17
Doitnow Dec 2017 #7
Jspur Dec 2017 #21
JHB Dec 2017 #10
Doitnow Dec 2017 #11
Post removed Dec 2017 #12
uppityperson Dec 2017 #13
Eliot Rosewater Dec 2017 #14
Yonnie3 Dec 2017 #15
marble falls Dec 2017 #18
2naSalit Dec 2017 #16
Mc Mike Dec 2017 #19
usaf-vet Dec 2017 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 06:00 PM

1. It's every man for himself

Your future now has inflation and lower benefits and cash flows baked into the cake.

To trim personal spending to make up for this bludgeoning would be a prudent idea.

Recession is on the horizon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

2. Thank you Sen. Tester. well said.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 07:56 PM

3. By god, Tester doesn't mince words, does he?

He dosn't call a spade an excavation implement.
Wish he was my senator.
K&R

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Response to trof (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:01 PM

4. It is what it is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:01 PM

5. Didn't they keep the carried interest loophole?

Trump railed against that and those 'Hedge Fund' managers on the campaign trail.

I wonder if the trumpets will notice? Or care?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 10:49 AM

6. Tester/Harris 2020?

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Response to nycbos (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 01:47 PM

8. Or vice-versa

A very plausible ticket IMO.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 04:47 PM

9. I'd take the vice-versa, tbh...

Not sure I see him at the presidential level but he'd make a great VP.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 01:31 PM

17. I wouldn't be so

quick to throw Tester into that race. Leave him in the Senate where he can be worthwhile. I have yet to see anything presidential about him and he's my Senator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:15 AM

7. I don't know why on earth the reThugs were so desperate to pass something---anything just to have a

win and then to pass such a horrible tax law that will hurt so many people ----and they think the majority of people will love it. If anything, I can see massive voting against the reThugs in 2018 because of the tax law. Unless, of course, they've already planned on no more elections taking place, as suggested in a previous comment. I've been thinking the same thing. They've been so rotten, I wouldn't put iit past them to try something like that.

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:02 PM

21. They were desperate to pass

it because they benefited from the bill. Keep in mind all these senators and congressmen tend to be millionaires. It's a win win situation for the republicans in the sense even if they don't get re-elected that they still get to enrich their pockets from this bill.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 06:39 AM

10. If I may correct the good senator...

...Republicans "passed one of the shittiest bills that's ever come in front of the Senate."

Twern't no "we" on this one. It's all theirs.

Twern't no "Trumpism" on this one, either. They packed in as much of the long-standing conservative wish list as they could manage. It's what the "Never Trumpers" always wanted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 06:48 PM

11. How anyone in the reThug party or the media can call the tax bill

an "accomplishment" is way beyond me. They try to make it sound good just because it got passed. "Shitty" may be the best word for it. Who knows what they will try to sling at us next if they think that bill was so great.

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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:29 AM

13. Welcome to DU. My soul is worth more than $900.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:43 AM

14. Sarcasm I hope, given the bill will be the beginning of the end of Medicare, Medicaid

Social Security, Food Stamps, and your taxes go up when theirs never do.

Sarcasm, right?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 01:21 PM

15. I know what you can say ...

You could say, "I'll contribute it to Democratic Party candidates."

What do you think?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 05:15 PM

18. For one year, dummy....

You can be bought that cheap?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 01:28 PM

16. Every once in a while...

my one true Senator actually does something with which I approve.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:12 AM

19. Worse than a shitty punk rock barbecue. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 10:14 AM

20. The opposite might be equally true re: the tax bill (aka giveaway to rich).


The opposite might be equally true re: the tax bill (aka giveaway to rich).

If you ask a republican he or she will say the reason that the tax bill ONLY has a 24% approval rating is

Quote: "Because they haven't read it and so the don't know about all the great, wonderful, etc, etc things in it."

Can't the opposite also be true?

When they do read it (or more analysis) are published there is a very good likelihood that the 24% approval will drop even more. Maybe into the teens. This will be an albatross around the GOP neck in the 2018 certainly the 2020 election cycle.

I hope one of the progressive think tanks builds an online tool to simulate what your tax return will look like in 2019 based on your 2017 tax status.

The more people know the less the poor and middle class (<$1,000,000) will like it.

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