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Unless I'm missing something, we're overlooking the single most egregious part of the tax scam.

SEC. 4202. REPEAL OF TREATMENT OF FOREIGN BASE COMPANY OIL RELATED INCOME AS SUBPART F INCOME.

Now according to my quick search, "The entire purpose of Subpart F is to prevent U.S. citizens, resident individuals, and corporations from deferring the recognition of otherwise taxable income through the use of foreign entities."

And Republicans just excluded oil related income from that statute, presumably so that recognition of taxable oil related income can be deferred through the use of foreign entities.

Taken together with the tax scam opening up ANWR for drilling, this paints a pretty stark picture, unless I am missing something.

So let's see....

Openly racial animus.
632 filibusters.
A government shutdown.
Full faith and credit of the country held hostage.
A stolen Supreme Court seat.
Nomination for president of a candidate who both advocated war crimes, insisting that our soldiers would not refuse unlawful orders given by HIM because he's a strong leader AND boasted that his celebrity permitted him to commit sexual assault.
Collusion with a hostile foreign power to influence an election.
The election of a president who lost the popular vote, for the second time in less than two decades.
A sweeping tax bill passed in the dead of night, with not a single public hearing, and with the effect of transferring wealth from the middle class to the wealthy and corporations.

Sure is starting to look like we've arrived once more at that time as a people "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism".

Sound familiar? It's from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.
Who remembers what the hallowed founding fathers said about when that happens?
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