Trump floats another GOP/Dem Congressional approach…This one for Tax Cuts effort…

I’m begiinning to think SOMEONE has been working on Donald J. Trump’s view of how Congress works….

Strung by several attempts to get things done within the confines of his own adopted Grand Ole party?

He is once again saying that he wants BOTH parties to take a crack at tax (cuts) reform……

This isn’t gonna make Republicans happy….

They don’t want to go back and bring the Democrats on board….

But them doing things by themselves ?……Ain’ t working….

President Donald Trump suggested at a meeting with senators Wednesday that the Senate create a bipartisan working group for tax reform, surprising Republicans who’ve been planning to pass a party-line bill, senators said afterward.

As the Senate worked to advance a budget that would set up a partisan tax reform bill on Wednesday, the president repeatedly indicated at a lunch with senators from both parties that he wanted a bipartisan process headed by Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), senators said. While everyone in the room nodded along with Trump’s hopes for bipartisanship, there was no agreement among senators to actually create such a group, which is viewed by some Republicans as redundant to the existing Finance Committee.

“The president basically asked them to work on that,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). But “that’s what we do as a (finance) committee. I don’t really personally see the benefit of creating additional structure. I think we’ve got all the tools we need.”

Republicans already have a partisan tax framework to reduce corporate rates, alter individual tax brackets and increase the standard deduction. Democrats largely oppose this plan, and Republicans are skeptical that opening it up to new negotiations would pay any dividends. Cornyn said he is “always” skeptical of Democrats being serious about negotiating with the GOP on a tax plan…..


Democratic Socialist Dave

The U.S. Senate passes the budget bill, H.C.R. 71 as amended, 51-49, with 51 Republicans voting for, opposed by Rand Paul (R-Ky), all 46 Democrats and both Independents [Angus King, Maine & Bernie Sanders, Vt].

My Name Is jack

I meant that the only real thing that occurred as a result of the Bush tax cuts was a recession.

Wrong choice of words.


Jack, Tax cuts to the wealthy might not stimulate the economy, and they do add to the deficit, and they worsen the distribution of income, but did they cause a recession? I don’t think so. I would be interested in hearing why you think tax cuts to the wealthy caused a recession.

My Name Is jack

What Cornyn ought to be skeptical of is Republican Tax plans.

They never benefit anyone but the wealthy.

The Bush tax plan led directly to the worst recession since the Great Depression.

The wealthy get richer though.