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August 30: As the Rain Continues, Trump Talks Taxes

by Countable | 8.30.17

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

Harvey and its aftermath. As the tropical storm continues to pound Texas, officials in Houston imposed an overnight curfew on Tuesday to guard against looters, armed robbers, car hijackings, and other crimes. Late yesterday, a suburb east of Houston recorded 51.2 inches of water, breaking the record for most extreme rainfall on the U.S. mainland. The death toll has risen to 18.

What’s Worth Watching

Missouri. President Trump will be in Springfield, Missouri, today to promote his tax reform plan. He’ll deliver a speech at the Loren Cook Company, though it won’t be open to the public. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote, "Trump is expected to exhort Congress to move forward on cutting tax rates and simplifying the tax code, a top campaign promise of the president’s when he was elected in 2016."

The President: D.C. and Missouri

  • 11:00 AM EDT - President Trump meets with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

  • 1:30 PM CDT - The President participates in a tax reform kickoff event in Springfield, Missouri (see above)

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Stay fresh, CountaCooties.

"Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before." —Art Buchwald

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • Elizabeth
    08/30/2017
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    Why do people think Obama was president during Katrina? That was George W Bush.

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  • Taylor
    08/30/2017
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    Surprise, surprise. As usual, the president clearly has his priorities straight during these times. Just like George W. during Katrina. Now, its those OBAMAs of the world, what with suspending campaigning the month before a national election to help with hurricane relief like during Hurricane Sandy, those are the real bad presidents! Clearly, our president needs to focus on making sure his Trump Dump Corp. makes even more obscene amounts of money by cheating their taxes, rather than show some moral leadership to the residents of the Gulf Coast. Yes, Trump found such moral fortitude when he stuck his head up his nether-region to go find his presidential mandate.

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  • Gayle
    08/30/2017
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    Perhaps Donald Trump was partially correct when, at a campaign rally, he loudly stated that he could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Ave and no one would care! As it happens, there are a growing number of people who would care. It comes down to trusting the judgment of someone who was asking for our vote to be President of the United States and would make that irrational statement and so many other inappropriate comments - even if said as jokes.

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  • Tom
    08/30/2017
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    "Is this a site encouraging FAKE NEWS! Obama played golf during Katrina! He was a do nothing President when we had disasters!" Well, Obama may have been playing golf during Katrina seeing that he wasn't president during Katrina. George W Bush was president at that time. Nice try though!

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  • Abbi
    08/30/2017
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    What do you expect? He's a sociopath, he cares about money and how to get it, he couldn't care less about people. Stop electing sociopaths America! Read people's histories, don't blindly trust what they say!

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  • Azrael
    08/30/2017
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    And the reps just keep in screwing the middle class and poor

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  • Karleen
    08/30/2017
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    Seriously. You liberals can't have it both ways! You complained yesterday because he went to Texas, now your complaining he is not focused enough! HYPOCRITES! Yes we know Katrina was Bush's fault, Harvey is Trumps fault but Sandy was a natural disaster! Your rhetoric is so ridiculous, you can't be taken seriously! But thanks for another day of laughing at it! Pathetic!

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  • Pat
    08/30/2017
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    Trump is heartless. His focus should be on our national disaster. The NYT report that republicans are looking to slash 1 billion dollars from relief to build a wall. Is this another attempt of Trump to talk about tax cuts and think we won't notice. The proposed tax cuts continue to reward corporations and the top 1% and does nothing for the middle class. Economists agree this is a plan that does nothing for the poor.

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  • Nate
    08/30/2017
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    This isn't covered here but he was in Texas yesterday and gave a speech. Not everybody can be happy with anything he does, but Trump can't devote all of his time to disaster relief as more people would nail him for not going forward with tax reform, and be accused of slowing the government more.

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  • Terry
    08/30/2017
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    Come on you liberal socialists hypocrites whose only agenda is to distort disrupt and delay this administration. Trump was in Texas yesterday. He can do more than 1 thing at a time you know.

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  • Bfowler7
    08/30/2017
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    Is this a site encouraging FAKE NEWS! Obama played golf during Katrina! He was a do nothing President when we had disasters!

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  • Gordy
    08/30/2017
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    True to form the left has some sort of an axe to grind trying to blame a storm on a president...grow up...put your hate driven politics in your back pocket and try treating your neighbor "who u don't agree with"with a little respect just a couple times a year.....to all who are displaced and in need and to all who are helping those in need...god bless u all....no matter your political platform

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  • HockeyGuy
    08/31/2017
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    Trump talks taxes, eh???? I want him to talk about HIS taxes before he talks about our taxes! Either way, he will lie!!!

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  • LLBruton
    08/31/2017
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    If Trump walked on water the left would say it's because he can't swim. Use your brains libbies. When you only hate all the time, it reduces your credibility. I have a coworker who likes to debate with me. Hhes far left and I'm far right. WE LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER! Sometimes I'm right and sometimes I'm wrong. But the one thing I can say is, we're respectable to each other, we don't call name's, and we act like adults. I watch MSNBC and listen to CBS news in my car. I ALSO watch Fox and listen to Armstrong and Gerry. Grow up you bunch of spoiled BRATS - learn to listen - understand that just because you surround yourselves with people that think like you DOESN'T MAKE YOU RIGHT - IT MAKES YOU IGNORANT!

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  • Sheryl
    08/31/2017
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    Someone needs to duct-tape his ass to his chair in the Oval Office! He's out galavanting across the country getting his ego stroked and filling up his re-election coffers. It's almost too much to even believe. Who acts like that at their job?!?

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  • William
    08/31/2017
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    Just read trump considering veto of Harvey relief bill UNLESS funding for "THE WALL" IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE!! How truly pathetic !! He'd hold the people devastated by this terrible even hostage !!! How can anyone continue to support this autocratic , tyrannical, irresponsible person!!!

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  • Sean
    09/01/2017
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    Trump is clueless. He just wants to give himself and his billionaire buddies huge tax breaks. Veto it

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