Republican senators will head home for a long holiday break proud of the tax relief they passed for their donors, while those still recovering from deadly natural disasters see no relief at all.
"At the end of the day, they walked out with a package that they could sign off on and their big donors could sign off on. And I don't care how many sympathetic faces they make, that's what the process was all about."
Sanders took a machete to the Republican tax scam on Monday, saying that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why it’s so unpopular.
Schumer said the plan's combination of tax increases for middle-class Americans and dramatic reductions for the wealthy is a recipe for a GOP bloodbath next year.
Marco Rubio never planned on opposing the GOP tax proposal.
The poll comes as GOP lawmakers have reportedly come to an agreement on a final plan they believe would have the votes to pass through Congress.
Distracting from the increasingly damning Russia scandal by touting a tax scam that will eviscerate the middle-class probably isn't a good strategy.
Republicans can and will continue to lie about this plan in order to ram it through Congress, but Americans will ultimately realize they've been sold a bill of goods.
By refusing to air this ad, Fox News is protecting its viewers from a reality they don't want to see and cementing its status as a propaganda network.
Not only would taxes go up on millions of senior citizens, but the same report also noted that they could see a drop in the benefits they receive from programs like Medicare.
If Republicans are struggling to even get a 12-vote majority in a committee vote, it doesn't bode well for their chances of getting a 50-vote approval if the full Senate takes it up.
In order to pay for the deficit-busting tax plan, the Vermont senator said GOP lawmakers will be taking aim at key programs, like Social Security and Medicare.
If the GOP continues to embrace Trump and push for policies that put the donor class over the middle class, what happened on Tuesday will happen on a much larger scale in 2018 – and beyond.
The outgoing Republican senator turned up the heat on Donald Trump, calling the president's upcoming tax reform meeting with GOP senators a political stunt.
Trump, House, and Senate Republicans are making a big deal out of their tax plan consensus document that will be unveiled on September 25, but the statement is going to contain no details or tax rates.
Not that Republicans needed any help failing when it comes to tax reform, but just in case they need cover from their own failures, they can now blame minority Democrats.
Democrats have vowed to block Trump's tax reform until he releases his own taxes.
Even though most Republican governors are wary of going all-in on tax cuts for the rich and corporations like trickle-down failure Kansas governor Sam Brownback, they are going all in to raise taxes on their poor and middle class residents to avoid putting any "financial strain" on their wealthiest donors and their corporations.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback touted his trickle down tax cutting experiment would produce a bonanza in jobs, revenue, and economic growth the entire nation would marvel at and cause the rich no pain. Of course, the results have been exactly the opposite.
Republicans realize that their recent shutdown laid waste to their brand and are intent on a scorched Earth crusade in case the 2014 midterms do not give them two more years to eviscerate America.