House Republicans unveiled their tax plan and came under immediate criticism for a plan that is massively tilted toward the richest Americans and biggest corporations.
Red States America will be free from the "evil grip of...big government" and turn "into a low-tax, low-wage, low health paradise where it's every man for himself."
Republicans ran on, and won big with, their claim that the GOP is "the party of solutions" founded on conservative pro-growth economic policies, deregulation, and tax cuts for the rich they claimed were more successful than anything "hapless" Democrats or Obama could ever hope to achieve. This is despite the President's nearly five-year job growth record, world-leading GDP growth, and increased revenue paying down the nation's debt at a record pace.
Thursday morning, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) called Republicans out on the House floor over their hypocrisy in making unpaid for tax credits permanent while refusing to pass long term unemployment insurance.
No matter how one assesses the current Republican obstructionist tactics in the legislature, it is nothing less than extortion, and it will affect working Americans as well as national security. Republicans are threatening to block a vote on the START treaty that will limit the nuclear arsenals of Russia as well as the United States.