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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:00 AM

Ryan urges conservatives to take on criticisms of GOP tax plan

Source: The Hill




BY NAOMI JAGODA - 10/12/17 08:45 AM EDT

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is urging conservatives to push back against criticism of the GOP's tax plan as he seeks to build momentum for his top legislative priority.

"I say: Letís have this debate. Letís tackle these baseless arguments head on," Ryan said in prepared remarks for a speech on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, an prominent conservative think tank.

The White House and congressional GOP leaders released a tax-reform framework in late September that is designed to serve as a starting point for legislation. The plan would collapse the number of individual tax rates, slash rates for businesses and eliminate the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.

Outside conservative groups have been rallying around the framework ó in contrast to the lack of unified support that conservatives gave to the GOP's bills to repeal and replace ObamaCare earlier this year. Right-leaning organizations have praised Republican lawmakers' plans in letters as well as in advertisements. But the plan has already faced pushback from Democrats, who argue that it would explode the deficit and mostly benefit the wealthy taxpayers at the expense of everyone else. Some lobbyists have also started to fight to preserve tax preferences that appear to be on the chopping block.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/355062-ryan-urges-conservatives-to-take-on-criticisms-of-tax-plan

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:05 AM

1. Ryan says,

"Look, we here in the House are trying our utmost to fuck over all the poor and elderly and middle class so us rich bastards can have another tax cut. We need you to talk this up and make it sound like it's good for those unfortunates who are going to have to pay for our tax cut. Make it sound like the rich are getting taxed and they are not. You know, be a republican and lie your asses off to them."

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:07 AM

2. I so wish a journalist would ask this smug bastard one simple question

ďMr Ryan, could you please point to one example, just one, where the concept of trickle down economics and tax cuts have benefited the middle class and resulted in significant job creation?Ē

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:37 PM

4. No. Fucking. Kidding.

Nearly forty years we have endured the Great Pumpkin promises regarding the economic magic of "trickle-down economics". Forty fucking years of shittier jobs, fewer benefits, vanishing pensions, and diminishing real wages. The ONLY thing we have to show for it is that we now ACTUALLY HAVE a real live talking pumpkin in the White House.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:15 PM

3. The Koch employee Ryan will not stop his tyranny until all retirees are on the streets begging

for food after he steals all the money in Medicare and SS to hand to David and Charles Koch .
This criminal needs to disappear .

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