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house Bill H.R. 1

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Cutting Taxes for Individuals and Businesses

Argument in favor

The tax code is overly complex, and tax rates are too high. By cutting rates and eliminating deductions for individuals and reducing the highest corporate tax rate in the world the U.S. economy will grow, unleashing job creation and income growth.

Jason's Opinion
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11/12/2017
And “pay” for it by cutting government. Cut corporate tax to zero and businesses from ALL developed countries will flock here and create a boom the like the world has never seen. Trickle down is the ONLY way it works(for people who don’t mind working for a living).
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12/21/2017
"Congress has passed the first overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The Tax Cuts Act is a powerful symbol of what Republicans can accomplish when they unite behind a positive governing agenda for the country." "But this legislation isn’t about Republicans vs. Democrats. Rather, it’s an early centerpiece of the vision President Trump laid out on the campaign trail. Americans of all backgrounds want a government that’s more accountable, more democratic, and less eager to line its pockets with cash from taxpayers and small businesses." "Returning money from Washington to the people is the clearest sign our leaders can give that they take this responsibility seriously."
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Poli.Sci's Opinion
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11/15/2017
This country thrives on the individual and its small businesses, not so much the corporate giants. Instead of sucking he life out of ordinary hard workers and their small businesses, reducing taxes would encourage job growth and foreign investment and by far make our products more competitive in foreign markets. At the same token, by reducing taxes, there should also be a correlation of reducing the Federal government, which was never created or structured to be this large and burden the people with unpopular programs. Those who work hard should be given a better living, but those who ride on the State to give them their money (fully able workers with lame excuses) have created a government that we see today with too much intervention. Reduce the taxes, reduce the government, increased investment and competition from/in domestic and foreign markets, is a better America, not a Socialist State we are now giving hand outs to able bodied people who don’t understand an honest day’s worth of work.
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Argument opposed

An argument can be made for overhauling the U.S. tax code to lighten the burden on ordinary Americans, but this bill’s reforms would benefit the wealthiest Americans, add to the national debt, and not do enough to help the middle class.

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11/12/2017
There is no proof that by reducing corporate tax it will create jobs as the Republicans have stated. This is the same trickle down BS Regan used in the 80’s. It didn’t work then and it surely will fail now, it allows the rich to get richer and caused the middle class to brunt the loss.
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11/12/2017
This bill needs a lot of bi-partisan work to overhaul the tax code to lighten the burden on ordinary middle & lower class Americans, but this bill’s reforms would ONLY benefit the wealthiest Americans. It would add to the national debt which would give the Legislators the opportunity to get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and EVEN SOCIAL SECURITY, WHICH WILL LEAVE THE ELDER POPULATION IN POVERTY & DYING. There is not enough in this bill to help the lower & middle class. The bill actually takes away from the middle class.
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11/16/2017
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bill Progress


  • EnactedDecember 22nd, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 2nd, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 49 Nay
  • The house Passed December 20th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 223 Yea / 201 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedNovember 2nd, 2017

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bill Progress


  • EnactedDecember 22nd, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 2nd, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 49 Nay
  • The house Passed December 20th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 223 Yea / 201 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedNovember 2nd, 2017

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    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-409.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 302.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 619 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 4 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule also provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 17, 2017, through November 27, 2017: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved.
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    Rule H. Res. 619 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 619.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 4 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule also provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 17, 2017, through November 27, 2017--the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1 is postponed.
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    Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the House continued with further consideration on H.R. 1.
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    DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 1.
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    DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1 is postponed.
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    Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the House continued with further consideration on H.R. 1.
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    DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 1.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 205 (Roll no. 637).
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    The title of the measure was amended pursuant to H. Res. 619.
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • calendar
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 266.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 48. Record Vote Number: 284.
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    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
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    Motion by Senator Wyden to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 51. Record Vote Number: 285.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Motion by Senator Brown to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 286.
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    Motion by Senator Casey to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 51. Record Vote Number: 287.
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    Motion by Senator King to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 288.
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    Motion by Senator Stabenow to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 55. Record Vote Number: 289.
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    Motion by Senator Baldwin to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions made in Senate.
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    Motion by Senator Nelson to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions made in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Motion by Senator Nelson to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 290.
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    Motion by Senator Baldwin to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 291.
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    Motion by Senator Cardin to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 57. Record Vote Number: 292.
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    Motion by Senator Menendez to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 297.
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    Motion by Senator Manchin to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 38 - 61. Record Vote Number: 300.
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    Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 303.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to disagree to the Senate amendment and request a conference.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 192 (Roll no. 653).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Mr. Neal moved that the House instruct conferees.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Neal motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to disagree with section 11081 of the Senate amendment and recede from section 1303 of the House bill.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 186 - 233 (Roll no. 654).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Brady (TX), Nunes, Roskam, Black, Noem, Neal, Levin, and Doggett.
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    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of sec. 20003 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Upton, Shimkus, and Castor of Florida.
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    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of secs. 20001 and 20002 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Bishop (UT), Young (AK), and Grijalva.
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    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
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    APPOINTMENT OF CONFEREE - Pursuant to clause 11 of rule I, the Chair announced the removal of the gentleman from Oregon, Mr. Walden, as a conferee on H.R. 1 and appointed the gentleman from Michigan, Mr. Upton, to fill the vacancy.
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    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
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    Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate.
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    Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 47. Record Vote Number: 306.
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    Senate insists on its amendment, agrees to request for conference, and authorizes the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees.
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    Motion by Senator King to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
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    Motion by Senator King to instruct Senate conferees (Federal budget deficit) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 50. Record Vote Number: 307.
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    Motion by Senator Stabenow to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
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    Motion by Senator Stabenow to instruct Senate conferees (corporate tax rate) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 54. Record Vote Number: 308.
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    Motion by Senator Rubio to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
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    Motion by Senator Booker to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
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    Motion by Senator Rubio to instruct Senate conferees (child tax credit) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Motion by Senator Booker to instruct Senate conferees (health insurance) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 51. Record Vote Number: 309.
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    Senate appointed conferees. Hatch; Enzi; Murkowski; Cornyn; Thune; Portman; Scott; Toomey; Wyden; Sanders; Murray; Cantwell; Stabenow; Menendez; Carper.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Conference held.
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    Conference report H. Rept. 115-466 filed.
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    Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
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    Mr. Brady (TX) brought up conference report H. Rept. 115-466 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 667.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 667, the House proceeded with 1 hour of general debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee. The instructions contained in the motion seek to instruct the managers on the part of the House to disagree in section 11042 and part VIII of subtitle A of title I of the conference report.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 236 (Roll no. 691).
  • vote
    On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 203 (Roll no. 692).
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    Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 321.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R.1 raised in Senate.
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    Motion to waive all applicable budget resolutions with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 322.
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    Points of order were sustained against the applicable provisions within the conference report, and the language was stricken.
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    Senate defeated conference report pursuant to the points of order raised under the Budget Act.
  • vote
    Senate receded from its amendment and concurred with an amendment (SA 1863) by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 323.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 668 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 1. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions.
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    Rule H. Res. 668 passed House.
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    Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 668, Mr. Brady (TX) brought up H.R. 1 and offered a motion.
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    Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 668, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • vote
    On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 201 (Roll no. 699).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 115-97.
    And “pay” for it by cutting government. Cut corporate tax to zero and businesses from ALL developed countries will flock here and create a boom the like the world has never seen. Trickle down is the ONLY way it works(for people who don’t mind working for a living).
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    There is no proof that by reducing corporate tax it will create jobs as the Republicans have stated. This is the same trickle down BS Regan used in the 80’s. It didn’t work then and it surely will fail now, it allows the rich to get richer and caused the middle class to brunt the loss.
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    This bill needs a lot of bi-partisan work to overhaul the tax code to lighten the burden on ordinary middle & lower class Americans, but this bill’s reforms would ONLY benefit the wealthiest Americans. It would add to the national debt which would give the Legislators the opportunity to get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and EVEN SOCIAL SECURITY, WHICH WILL LEAVE THE ELDER POPULATION IN POVERTY & DYING. There is not enough in this bill to help the lower & middle class. The bill actually takes away from the middle class.
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    First of all, I know how complicated the tax code is. But everything in it is there for a reason, and quite a few were put in to promote things for the middle class, like IRA rules and mortgage deduction. If the bill is passed as currently written, the only ones to benefit will be wealthy American with a good percentage of middle class Americans actually paying more in taxes. Also, with high corporate rate cuts, the nation’s debt will only increase. I urge you to vote against this current bill.
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    This is the worst legislation to come out of Washington since I started voting almost 40 years ago. This bill will increase our already vast deficit, it will give money to the rich, take money from those who need it, this bill will interfere with a woman’s right to her own body, it will make Americans sick again. If you vote for this un-American bill, it shows you are a coward taking money from wealthy donors, plain and simple, Rob Portman and Brad Wenstrup. Plain and simple.
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    This bill will decimate the middle class. Please vote against it and tell all your friends.
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    This tax plan is not in the best interest of the average person.
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    "Congress has passed the first overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The Tax Cuts Act is a powerful symbol of what Republicans can accomplish when they unite behind a positive governing agenda for the country." "But this legislation isn’t about Republicans vs. Democrats. Rather, it’s an early centerpiece of the vision President Trump laid out on the campaign trail. Americans of all backgrounds want a government that’s more accountable, more democratic, and less eager to line its pockets with cash from taxpayers and small businesses." "Returning money from Washington to the people is the clearest sign our leaders can give that they take this responsibility seriously."
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    This bill is bull! It raises my taxes as well as 10s of millions. It is a total disaster for the northeast states - where 30% of the country live. If this bill goes through, we should demand that NJ does not pay the Fed Government tax bill, but rather withholds it so that funds are used in NJ’s favor, we need to stop being a donor state!!! Join me #BoycottTaxes
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    I hope my representatives will vote against this enormous giveaway to corporations and the ultra-rich. Everything I have learned about this tax "reform" tells me that it does nothing for the middle class and poor, except, perhaps, to do them harm. This does not serve the majority of the people and is a step toward an ultra-rich oligarchy.
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    As a special education teacher, with this new proposed tax plan I would not be able to buy school supplies for my classroom and deduct those purchases from my taxes. Yet big businesses that purchase supplies for their companies will be able to deduct those purchases. We all know funding and money is tight in our school districts and this is unacceptable. If I did not purchase extra supplies, my classroom would be out of things like pencils, folders, glue, markers, lined paper, etc., within three months. And I think if teachers are expected to be able to afford to do that (which we really can't, we just love our students), then big businesses should not be able to deduct it from their taxes either. Or MAYBE we can both deduct those purchases.
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    So we should expect the off shoring tax sheltering corporations to suddenly care about adding jobs if they get a little more money in tax breaks?! Small business creates the most jobs and get nothing from corporate tax breaks! It’s a trick to shift even more wealth to the top! Don’t fall for it!
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    I am so-o disappointed in you for at least 2 reasons: 1) you know the tax bill will help rich people/companies the most and 2) you are adding things to the bill that have not been able to pass before. Start being more ethical and honest.
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    Shame on Republicans for gleefully supporting their kleptocracy at the expense of the working poor and middle-class. Shame on the sociopath POTUS who needs to be removed from office for his mental illnesses Who is displaying more and more symptoms. Do not even think of cutting Social Security, Medicare, nor Medicaid. The majority of the American people now see what a travesty this bill is and sees the war against us. We could be a country that cares for each other, that cares for the planet that sustains us, and that displays integrity instead of the coarse , ruthless, hateful, hating country into which we have devolved. We can and must do better than this.
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    Trickle-down economics does not work. It didn't work in the '80's, and it will not work now.
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    This country thrives on the individual and its small businesses, not so much the corporate giants. Instead of sucking he life out of ordinary hard workers and their small businesses, reducing taxes would encourage job growth and foreign investment and by far make our products more competitive in foreign markets. At the same token, by reducing taxes, there should also be a correlation of reducing the Federal government, which was never created or structured to be this large and burden the people with unpopular programs. Those who work hard should be given a better living, but those who ride on the State to give them their money (fully able workers with lame excuses) have created a government that we see today with too much intervention. Reduce the taxes, reduce the government, increased investment and competition from/in domestic and foreign markets, is a better America, not a Socialist State we are now giving hand outs to able bodied people who don’t understand an honest day’s worth of work.
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    This tactic was tried before and it left the country into a ressession
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    Everything about this bill smells rotten. The GOP uses the pretense of lowering taxes for the middle class and making it simpler when in the long run it will cost us big time and give the tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations.
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    Trickle down has never worked before and it won't work now. Vote against stealing from the poor to pay the rich.
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