WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, acknowledged on Friday that the Republican tax plan might result in a tax hike for some working Americans, saying he “misspoke” days earlier when he said that “nobody in the middle class is going to get a tax increase” under the Senate bill. “I misspoke on that,” Mr. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in an interview on Friday with The New York Times. “You can’t guarantee that absolutely no one sees a tax increase, but what we are doing is targeting levels of income and looking at the average in those levels and
Comments: This is going to be another unmitigated disaster for the Republicans. So far there isn´t much I have seen that is really exceptional about either of the bills. And you will never convince me that McConnell (and the rest of his RINO buddies) isn´t purposefully sabotaging Trump, again. Anything that Trump has proposed that is beneficial for us he is against. I despise that evil, worthless jerk. I don´t buy the BS that he´s such an savvy politician. He´s savvy and diligent only when his quest is to destroy Trump or any conservative candidate in a political campaign.
They spent like drunk sailors the last 8 years under Obama and that "no budget" Administration of his. And it´s the same Congress that never demanded Obama produce one single budget and stick to it, instead running the government nearly to "shutdown" over and over to get spending increased, until he left office.
Now these lazy louts want to make us middle-class taxpayers pay for all of THEIR past sins.
Every one of them needs to be fired starting with Mitch.
With more people being added to the rolls of those that pay no federal income taxes at all, and Congress´s stated goal of not affecting total revenue, that means you are going to pay more to subsidize tax cuts for other people. Both the Senate and House bills are monstrosities, a bad nightmare, without anything to do with honesty,tax cuts for those that pay them, and cutting the size of government.
The senate only works 2 days a week, they should all go home. They have’t passed a bill since Obana left office. The house sent them over 300 bills that are being ignored. Boehner, Ryan & McConnell passed every bill & budget Obama requested.
McConnell has to go one way or another. The senate will be better for it. We need a MAGA leader there. My opinion is that McConnell and Ryan want to lose the majority, then when the democrats are in charge again, they can start impeachment proceedings. That is how they are planning on getting rid of Trump.
Establishment republicans WANT to be in the minority. That´s how their personal power works. With Dem majority, the Grahams and McConnells can safely make all sorts of pledges to conservative voters without having to deliver. Under the table they work with Dems to grow government and give special benefits to their donors.
It pretty clear that the establishment Republicans in Congress who in reality make up the Republican faction of the DC Uniparty are moving according to plan to sabotage all President Trump’s (outsider) initiated reforms.
That Republican faction just about always goes along to get along with the liberal Democrats who still actually control the Congress, and are not about to actually facilitate any major legislation that the liberal Democrats oppose.
Clearly the current Republican congressional leadership is not fit for purpose and would be pleased as punch to be back in the minority where they would have little responsibility as Democrat sponsored legislation moved ahead, while on trips back home they would continue to pile rhetorical “Snow jobs” on their constituents. Right now President Trump is fighting a very deep and dangerous swamp that the American people sent him to DC to drain.
Whenever a politician uses the term "misspoke", he/she means lies. I believe we first heard that term when Hillary used it. She is still misspeaking as is McConnell. I don´t trust any of them. None of them speak for me.
First - this is from the NYT, so is certainly chock full of lies, misinformation and propaganda. DO NOT take the NYT as fact, ever.
However, I have seen some of the proposals from the Senate in other sources. Since we haven´t seen a final bill, they are are certainly full of Fake News, too. Wait until we see a bill before getting too cranked up.
The biggest screwup, if they are really considering it, would be delaying the most important part, the corporate tax reduction for one to four years. We need this to grow the economy, grow jobs, increase paychecks across the board. This is crucial.
If the Senate really goes down this path, it will be a disaster. IMO, certain Senators are intending to block all good bills and thereby destroy Trump, and will instead destroy themselves. Fortunately, two will be gone after the next election.
There were disturbing revelations out of the FBI over the weekend when it was made public that the Bureau had somehow lost roughly 400 text messages between an anti-Trump investigator and a lawyer he was romantically involved with. (Snip) But despite this bombshell news, the three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have been dead silent. During their Monday evening newscasts, there was not a single second dedicated to bringing up this highly damaging development. Instead of reporting on the FBI, ABC’s World News Tonight gushed about the Super Bowl, CBS Evening News reported that Minnie Mouse got
President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on imported solar cells on Monday in response to a trade case brought by U.S. solar manufacturers charging that cheap imports, particularly from China, were harming domestic solar companies. The United States trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, announced that the president had decided to impose the tariffs, accepting the recommendation of the administration’s trade advisors. The United States International Trade Commission, an independent body of trade experts, had engaged in “an exhaustive process” to examine the charges filed by American businesses and concluded that U.S. producers had been “seriously injured” by imports. “The President’s action
Move over transgender kids, there is a new trend in town. Drag kids — kids dressed in full garb of their biologically opposite gender — are now joining the scene with transgender kids. The parents, guardians, and advocates of transgender or drag kids are not only supportive, but seem to be encouraging the child’s experience and publicity. There’s nothing politically correct about this new frontier; it’s abuse, merely distorted and cloaked in progressivism. At first glance, Desmond and Queen Lactatia seem almost cartoonish and fabricated, but a closer look proves these are young children, ten and eight, respectively, born male
Democratic Senators believe amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants is the “civil rights issue of our time,” declared Sen. Dick Durbin, just before he voted January 22 to end the 2018 budget filibuster. Durbin’s promotion of illegal immigrants above African-Americans and other Americans spotlights the party’s decision that Americans’ deficits in wealth, job opportunities, and education are subordinate to the party’s strategy of allying with business to import foreign voters via the nation’s mass-immigration laws. Durbin spoke just before the vote began, saying: So many of you cast a vote that was very hard and very difficult because you believed — as I
Remember, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is first up; closely coordinating with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte; closely coordinating with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley; and all of them coordinating with the DOJ Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz. This is a long developed plan. In order to carry out the entire reform operation, communication is made through public letters. Sunlight is part of the strategy. Questioning each other publicly and answering each other publicly is part of the strategy… the media is not used to this. Deception needs whispers. Deception doesn’t like transparency…. Brilliant strategery, by golly.
FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign while facing mounting pressure from President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire his deputy, Andrew McCabe, according to a report. But White House counsel Don McGahn told Sessions the issue wasn´t worth losing Wray over, per Axios. The news of Wray´s warning follows the controversial dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey in May. Comey´s firing triggered special counsel Robert Mueller´s investigation into whether the Trump administration obstructed justice by dumping Comey when the agency was investigating whether there had been any collusion between the Trump campaign an
WASHINGTON — AMVETS officials are decrying “corporate censorship” from the National Football League for their decision not to run an ad in their Super Bowl program which responds to league players’ decision to kneel for the national anthem in protest of national equality issues. The ad, which would have cost the veterans organization $30,000, features the tag “#PleaseStand” with a picture of service members saluting the American flag and information on how to donate to the congressionally-chartered organization. Group leaders said NFL officials refused to include the ad in their Super Bowl publication, but did not issue a reason why.
Senate Democrats shut the government down in hopes of striking a deal to shield 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. In the end, they got a promise of a vote — one that Republicans argue was going to happen, anyway. Democrats lost the shutdown war. That much was obvious when they voted to re-open the government with little to show for it. They had vowed for weeks not to back any funding bill without a bipartisan agreement to protect so-called Dreamers. But as Washington entered day three of a government shutdown, Democrats folded, voting to reopen the government barely any closer to
Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their allies temporarily blocked a vehicle entrance to Disneyland on Monday, just as the Senate reached an agreement to end the government shutdown brought on in part by a stalemate over the young immigrants´ future. The DACA recipients, commonly called Dreamers, stood in a crosswalk at South Harbor Boulevard around 10 a.m. and blocked buses from entering the Anaheim theme park. The 15 protesters were quickly removed by law enforcement officers and were relocated to a sidewalk, where they held signs and chanted, "No dream! No deal!" By 10:40 a.m.,
CTH has been pointing out this shadowy figure for almost a year. Today, his appearance in Text Messages, explains why… W.H. “Bill” Priestap is the FBI Head of Counterintelligence. Priestap was one of the first FBI officials who caught our attention (spring of 2017) because FBI Director James Comey mysteriously pointed a finger upon him during testimony to congress on March 20th, 2017 [Although Comey didn’t use Bill Priestap’s name, only his position]. (Snip) It was Asst. FBI Director W.H. “Bill” Priestap, in his role within the DOJ/FBI “small group”, who removed the connection of President Obama to the email
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton is fed up with the corruption in the FBI and DOJ. In response to the ‘missing’ Strzok-Page text messages, Fitton said AG Sessions should direct U.S. Marshals to seize computer evidence at the FBI. He also said if Sessions doesn’t act, President Trump should order it to be done. Fitton tweeted, “In response to FBI “missing” texts scandal, AG Sessions should direct U.S. Marshals to take steps to seize, secure and preserve necessary computer evidence at FBI. And if AG doesn’t act, @RealDonaldTrump should order it be done.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed Monday the decision by Democrats to accept a deal proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Monday does not lessen the leverage held by congressional Democrats in future negotiations. "While today’s vote ends the Trump Shutdown, it does not diminish our leverage," Pelosi said in a "Dear Democratic Colleague" note to her caucus members. "While Members may vote differently on this bill, we are unified in our determination to meet the needs of the American people with our Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future." The claim comes hours after Senate
Democrats called it the Trump shutdown. Republicans labeled it the Schumer shutdown. But in reality, it was the Dreamer shutdown. The recipe for the current congressional gridlock is complex, but at the top of the list of ingredients are the illegal immigrant Dreamers who pushed Democrats to launch the filibuster that sent the government careening into a partial shutdown. It’s a stunning display of political leverage for a group that, at most, numbers several million, can’t vote now, and even under the most generous proposals wouldn’t be able to cast ballots for another decade. Yet they have amassed an extraordinary amount of
It´s no secret that Mitt Romney is, in all likelihood, going to run for a Senate seat in Utah. What´s less clear, however, is why the man who was the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and is now retired and occupying an elder-statesman role in a party torn into warring factions would want to serve as a junior senator. Once elected, Romney would find himself embroiled in day-to-day congressional fights and less free to voice his criticisms of the White House, while losing some of the deference he´s been shown by members of his own party. But listen to any number of Republicans and
Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia´s new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white. (5 tweets) This racism on the part of some in the black community, who are bruddas and sistas to us all, is very sad. Most white people want us to grow together as a community. I just wish everyone of all races felt the same way. Questions for discussion: After years of Obama´s race baiting, President Trump is the first "post-racial" president to follow him. What do you think President Trump
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) questioned President Donald Trump’s new campaign ad saying Democrats “will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants” if they continued the shutdown. Ryan said, “They are certainly not helping us keep the government open. They are certainly not helping us get to a solution on immigration. When you shut down the government you stop negotiating on immigration reform. They’re complicity with not getting things done.” He added, “I’m not going to comment. I just saw that. I don’t know if that’s necessarily productive. It’s no
The Daily Caller journalist Chuck Ross has some extremely interesting information released today surrounding former top FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI liaison attorney Lisa Page which includes a disclosure by top FBI officials that text messages between Strzok and Page have gone missing. (Snip) According to information relayed to Senator Ron Johnson, the period of time the FBI has “lost” is from December 14th, 2016 to May 17th, 2017, the exact day that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was assigned to lead the Russia collusion probe. As CTH has previously outlined the same “small group” inside the DOJ and FBI,
Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey
Adam Schiff, reputedly a champion leaker from the House Intelligence Committee when it came to Russiagate material, suddenly thinks Ignorance is Bliss when it comes to the FISA warrant used to spy on the Trump campaign. Appearing on CNN, he tried to justify keep the 4 page memo that reportedly exposes the individuals who acted as part of a cabal to undermine the Trump campaign with help from NSA spying, and then pushed the “Russia collusion” conspiracy theory as part of the “insurance policy.” Americans are too ignorant, you see. Do you think Democrats are starting to panic? (Video) Rush
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the government shutdown a “manufactured crisis” created by Democrats who want a permanent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix, which he referred to as a “non-emergency” issue that does not belong in the short-term spending bill to continue federal government operations. “The one non-emergency issue our friends on the other side of the aisle are trying to shoehorn into this discussion doesn’t reach that status of emergency until March. This is pure folly. The American people know so, that´s why in a recent survey a majority said keeping the government open
Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers introduced a bill that would force large companies to fork over half of their expected savings to the state. Assemblymen Kevin McCarty and Phil Ting, both Democrats, introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22, which calls for a 10 percent surcharge on companies with a net earnings over $1 million. The plan could potentially raise billions for the state´s social services programs. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals,” Ting said in a statement,
The Senate on Monday was set to hold a successful vote to reopen the federal government, after Senate Democrats agreed to let the bill through even though it doesn´t include immigration language they are seeking. "We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the floor. Under the bill up to be called up, the government would be fully funded through Feb. 8, and it would fund the Children´s Health Insurance Program for six years. It would also reopen the government, which has been partially closed since midnight
It has been four months since Megyn Kelly earned the wrath and ire of Jane Fonda for asking the 80-year-old actress about her plastic surgery, and the NBC host is now responding to the backlash. That moment occurred during Kelly´s third episode when she asked the Oscar-winner about what work she had done in the past, which prompted a steely Fonda to stare Kelly down and ask: ´We really want to talk about that now?´ Since then Fonda has complained about the question to a number of outlets, and even mocked Kelly´s question on Today last week during an interview
It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less. Welcome to what’s arguably the nation’s largest infrastructure project and California’s biggest boondoggle. The highly hyped bullet train has been a challenge from the start. No one thought it would be technically, financially and politically easy, but the way the project has been mishandled has some Californians fed up and demanding answers. Just this week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the organization charged with overseeing