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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:06 PM

I got a letter from my repub rep and he said they had 40 hearings

on the tax bill..........anyone know what hearings they had??

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Reply I got a letter from my repub rep and he said they had 40 hearings (Original post)
Angry Dragon Dec 2017 OP
wasupaloopa Dec 2017 #1
exboyfil Dec 2017 #2
Ms. Toad Dec 2017 #3
Angry Dragon Dec 2017 #6
Ms. Toad Dec 2017 #16
TreasonousBastard Dec 2017 #4
elleng Dec 2017 #5
Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #7
FSogol Dec 2017 #11
guillaumeb Dec 2017 #8
Angry Dragon Dec 2017 #9
guillaumeb Dec 2017 #10
procon Dec 2017 #12
Angry Dragon Dec 2017 #14
old guy Dec 2017 #13
lpbk2713 Dec 2017 #15

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:10 PM

1. Probably with 39 corporate lobbyists and the Kochs

 

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:10 PM

2. He is including in Finance committee meeting where they

talked about tax policy. It is a ridiculous assertion. Major aspects of the bill were being written by lobbyists as it was hitting the floor after reconciliation.


Republicans are right that the Finance Committee has been working on major tax policy for years. They’ve had working groups and options papers and public hearings. They’ve been hearing from constituents and debating ideas.

“We have been discussing tax reform for years and the time for action is right now,” said Sen. Charles Grassley (R., Iowa).

But they also haven’t had a specific hearing or deep discussion of the proposal that Chairman Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) released last week. That proposal includes novel ideas on international taxation and pass-through businesses that haven’t gotten thorough attention.

“This isn’t a real debate,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.), pointing to the years of work that led up to the 1986 tax law. “This is an abandonment of Reagan-style tax reform.”

https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/tax-bill-2017/card/1510607902

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:10 PM

3. Ask how many they had after there was a published final version of the bill.

If they are honest, they will say zero.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:12 PM

6. Honest is a strange word to ask of republicans

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 08:26 PM

16. Hope springs eternal. n/t

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:11 PM

4. I'm not sure I'd call three guys in a bar a "hearing".

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:12 PM

5. 'Critics of the House Republicans tax bill have not only gone after its substance, but its process.

During a markup of the bill by the House Ways and Means Committee, one Democratic committee member -- Rep. John Larson of Connecticut -- gave a stemwinder of an indictment that gained some currency on social media.

Comparing the House consideration of the current Republican tax bill unfavorably with the process that led to the landmark 1986 tax bill, Larson said that "no one was allowed to come forward. ... No one from the administration will even sit in front of us. We are the oldest committee in Congress, many would argue the most prestigious, and members on this side of the aisle aren't even entitled to bring an expert witness on any aspect of the tax code that affects 100 percent of our economy."

When we took a closer look, we found that both parties have valid arguments to air.'>>>

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/nov/22/john-larson/did-house-committee-bar-democratic-witnesses-gop-t/

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:13 PM

7. Better accept it. Your Repug rep would not lie, would he?

Would he?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:30 PM

11. He would not not lie.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:13 PM

8. There were no public hearings.

Zero.

Perhaps the Rep had this confused with the ACA, which had a year of hearings.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:27 PM

9. he wrote they had 40 public hearings

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:28 PM

10. Well, obviously the hearings were held.

Perhaps at a secret location? Trump Tower in NY?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:46 PM

12. If they were public, wouldn't there be transcripts?

Ask for links, dates and locations, lists of the experts, stakeholders, and CBO reports. You'll never get anything, but that's an indictment of his honesty in itself.

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Response to procon (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 08:16 PM

14. I did.......no answer yet

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:57 PM

13. How many bipartisan public hearings?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 08:24 PM

15. Golfing vacations with corporate overlords are not *hearings*.




He needs to try again.

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