It has been passed around that Donald Trump’s memory is so bad that you can only count on what the last person to see him ?….Tells him…..
Back before he got his day job at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?…..When his OWN lawyers sat down to discuss legal stuff with him ?…There had to be TWO present so Trump could ‘change his mind’ on what was said to him and what he made up….
While people in the media make up all these clever reasons for Trump trying to work ‘deals’?
It appears that isn’t the case…..
Donald J. Trump really IS ALL OVER THE PLACE….
He has no ideology…
He has to repeat to Republicans that he’s one of them and often says one thing that might make Democrats happy, only to backtrack when his adopted party people voice displeasure at his utterances….
This has been the case in just about EVERYTHING the guy says out loud….
Republicans law makers admit in private what Sen. Bob Corker and Sec of State Rex Tillerson have said in public…..
The President of the United States doesn’t know what he doing…..
The problem is a LOT of Republicans supporters (Hardly anyone else) don’t care if their guy doesn’t have a strong grip on reality….
He’s THEIR Guy…..
So we have a point in time right now where his party people in the Senate and House say they want to do one thing?….And Donald Trump says another….
This isn’t a deliberate want to create chaos …..
One has to conclude that Trump talks to different people or reads something online and just changes direction…..
As with Healthcare ?
Trump’s odds of passing a tax cut bill may never cross the finish line because as usual?
A big problem is Republicans themselves are SOOOOO desperate to get a mjor piece of legislation done on their cmapiagn promise to cut taxes that they rushing around throwing things up in the air that they want to do….Most of their cuts will be impossible to get political support from Trump and other Republicans who are running next year in the midterm elections….
Just about EVERYTHING he touches?
Turns to SHIT.….
Now Republican negotiators are looking at cutting back on many of the deductions families and businesses use to limit their taxes to offset the lower rates, but Republicans and the White House are under pressure to back away from some of the demands.
One of the changes Republicans had floated was simplifying the tax benefits tied to retirement benefits, fueling concerns that they could make changes to 401(k) plans. Americans are allowed to contribute up to $18,000 pretax into their 401(k) plans each year as a way to incentivize saving for retirement. Lowering that pretax threshold could raise more revenue but face a backlash from many Americans who use the accounts to save for retirement.
After several news reports in recent days saying the changes were possible, Trump weighed in on Monday and said no changes would occur. Now the tax writers must look for other areas where they can raise money, and their options appear to be dwindling.
“You are trying to stuff a $4 trillion or $5 trillion tax cut in a $1.5 trillion box,” said Steve Moore, who was one of President Trump’s top economic advisers during the 2016 campaign. “That means something has to give here.”
Senate rules will prevent Republicans from passing a tax bill with a simple majority if it adds to the deficit after 2027. Republicans have already promised not to jettison Americans’ ability to deduct their mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and now income for 401(k) contributions, limiting the number of other changes they could make to raise revenue….
Negotiators have run into huge problems sorting out several of the White House’s promises.
The biggest one is Trump’s insistence on lowering the rate for millions of businesses that pay taxes through the individual income side of the code….
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