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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:40 AM

Grinch, Students Ask for Pat Toomey's Help on Tax Legislation

"Help" being the operative word here.

"This time, the Grinch delivered."

"Accompanied by a contingent of about 50 University of Pittsburgh students and faculty members, a costumed Grinch delivered more than 1,000 letters to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's downtown Pittsburgh office Wednesday after­noon."

"The group, organized by the Pitt Graduate Student Organizing Committee and the United Steel Workers union, was turned away when members sought permission to take an elevator to Toomey's 14th-floor office to deliver the letters. But a Toomey staffer who said there was no one available to talk with members of the group came down to the security desk to accept the Grinch's deliveries."

"The letters, penned a week before final exams, sought the Pennsylvania Republican's support for the elimination of provisions in a House version of the sweeping tax bill that many say would harm access to higher education. Among the provisions in question were the elimination of federal tax deductions for interest on student loans and taxing graduate student tuition waivers and tuition remission for faculty children as income."

Read more at: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13040871-74/grinch-students-ask-sen-toomeys-help-on-tax-legislation

Great Grinch pictures at the link!

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Response to blue neen (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:42 AM

1. Annnnd, Toomey's asinine answer:

“When looking at a tax reform package, it is important to remember that it extends beyond singular changes and deductions. So while both the House and Senate plans adjust tax treatment for certain entities and eliminate certain deductions, they both also lower rates, double the standard deduction and increase the child tax credit, resulting in a net tax cut for millions of working-class and middle-income Pennsylvanians,” Toomey wrote in an email."

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:50 AM

2. Now if it were members of the a republican lobbying firm,

he would be their in person to give them all the help they needed.

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:08 AM

3. Heck, he'd write the letter for them!

Yes, indeedy.

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