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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:07 PM

Rand Paul to offer ObamaCare mandate repeal in Senate tax bill

Source: The Hill



BY NAOMI JAGODA - 11/14/17 11:56 AM EST

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he will propose amending the Senate GOP tax bill to repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate and create a property-tax deduction similar to that in the House bill.

"Today I am announcing my intention to amend the Senate tax bill to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers," Paul said on Twitter. "The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cuts."

Paul expressed concerns that the Senate tax bill would increase taxes on some because it repeals the full state and local tax deduction. The House bill repeals the deductions for state and local income and sales taxes but keeps a deduction for property tax deductions up to $10,000.

"My amendment will fix a problem in the Senate bill where many taxpayers would see a tax increase because of the loss of state and local deductions," he tweeted. "I will introduce a similar deduction as the House plan, making the tax reform plan more fair for everyone."


Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/360287-rand-paul-seeking-obamacare-mandate-repeal-in-senate-tax-bill




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Reply Rand Paul to offer ObamaCare mandate repeal in Senate tax bill (Original post)
DonViejo Tuesday OP
CrispyQ Tuesday #1
maxsolomon Tuesday #2
karynnj Tuesday #5
J_William_Ryan Tuesday #3
FakeNoose Tuesday #4
Corgigal Tuesday #6
murielm99 Tuesday #7
Rhiannon12866 Tuesday #8
murielm99 Wednesday #9
Rhiannon12866 Wednesday #10
sprinkleeninow Wednesday #12
diva77 Wednesday #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:11 PM

1. Didn't he just receive some of the most excellent health care possible, at our expense?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:15 PM

2. that will probably work - it will give GOP senators enough cover

bye bye ACA.

Rand Paul and his father are cancers on the body politic.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:47 PM

5. Or it might mean that the same Senators against destroying ACA will become nos.

The question is whether this amendment would be favored by 50 or more Senators. It also would not necessarily destroy ACA. To PASS ACA we needed it because it was needed to make the numbers work in terms of affordable premiums without increasing the deficit. There is no requirement that that remain the case.

The BIGGEST problem is that many "young invincibles", who as a group, have low medical costs relative to the whole population, might opt to "self insure". However, very few are really in the position where they could do that. Some of those people will become ill and some will have accidents. The entire point of insurance is that you pay for insurance to get coverage if you are in that unlucky group. There are two major impacts to that - 1) The average premium for those remaining will increase as the average expected costs will rise for the remaining sicker or older population. 2) There will be tragic situations of the unlucky now healthy people who opt out of insurance, who then need it. We will be back into the days where hospitals treat many very ill or injured people without insurance. Does the federal government need to create a larger fund for these unpaid hospital costs?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:17 PM

3. Paul the idiot

hasn't been paying attention.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:27 PM

4. Rand Paul announces he will screw his own constituents

The people of Kentucky can't afford healthcare unless you keep the ACA.
But what the hell, you've got the greatest healthcare for free. Don't you Paul?

Even after you're voted out of office, you'll still get better healthcare than any of your constituents.
Won't you?



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:38 PM

6. Why did his neighbor kick his ass?

Why was he only arrested on a class 4 misdemeanor?
Why does Paul claim he doesn't know why?
Landscaping, really? No one in Kentucky believes it. I wish a investigational reporter would get curious because their maybe a back story here that puts Paul back in a box he can't get out of.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:17 PM

7. I thought this asshole

was still in the hospital.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:59 PM

8. Nope, he just came back...

Personally, I think he needs much more rest.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:34 AM

9. I am going through the same thing.

My ribs are bruised and sore from a fall. They were not broken, but badly bruised. I had a mild concussion. My head healed before my ribs.

The whole thing make me tired. i don't see how he can function.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:02 AM

10. Oh, I am so sorry!

That sounds uncomfortable as hell! Hope you start feeling better soon.

As for Rand Paul, his doctor should have done all of us a favor and prescribed an extended period of bed rest.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:00 AM

12. May quick and complete healing come to you! 💐

💓

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:10 AM

11. Does anyone know if any rethugs are considering voting "no" on the "tax" bill?

I googled - had trouble finding names -- time to call up senators to pressure them to vote NO !!!

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