House Republicans Make Huge Move On Trump’s Tax Reform Plan

'We haven’t reformed this tax system since 1986.'

The U.S. House of Representatives successfully passed its 2018 budget resolution on Thursday without a single Democratic vote, according to The Hill.

Republicans in the Senate will now have the opportunity to pass the tax reform legislation and give President Donald Trump the chance to sign it into law.

The legislation passed in a 219-206 vote, with lawmakers essentially voting across party lines. Eighteen Republicans and every single Democrat voted against the bill.

Several Republicans touched on the significance of the vote given how meaningful it is for tax reform.

GOP lawmakers hailed the vote as meaningful because of the tax measure.

“We haven’t reformed this tax system since 1986. We need to pass this budget so we can help bring more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks for people across this country,” Speaker Paul Ryan, R, Wisc., said during House floor debate.

During a debate on the House floor, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black, R-Tenn., said the measure will grow the middle class and American businesses.

“Our budget specifically paves the way for pro-growth tax reform that will reduce taxes for middle class Americans and free up American businesses to grow and hire,” said Black, according to PBS.

Republicans argue the bill will jump start economic growth while cancelling out revenue loss and any deficits added to the $20 trillion national debt, according to the Washington Post.

The Post also notes that Republicans contend cutting regulations from the financial industry, welfare benefits, and more will free up more than $203 billion.

Democrats weren’t thrilled to see the bill pass in the House.

“This budget isn’t about conservative policy or reducing the size of our debt and deficits. It’s not even about American families. This budget is about one thing — using budget reconciliation to ram through giant tax giveaways to the wealthy and big corporations — and to do it without bipartisan support,” said Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the ranking member on the House Budget Committee, according to The Hill.

Budget reconciliation rules will allow Senate Republicans to pass tax reform legislation without a single Democrat vote and shield it from a filibuster in the Senate by Democrats.

Republicans can only afford two detractors from its own party in order to pass the measure. Republicans control a 52-seat majority in the Senate, meaning they will need 50 votes to pass the measure.

The GOP tax reform will reduce the individual tax brackets from seven to three. The three tax brackets will have taxable rates of 12 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent.

Currently, the highest tax rate for individuals is 39.6 percent. The committee has not indicated whether it will add a fourth tax bracket to keep the rate that high or allow it to be part of the 35 percent tax bracket.

Republicans said the tax plan will cut more than $5 trillion in spending over the next decade, with Medicaid spending reduced by roughly $1 trillion in the next 10 years.

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Here's where we'll witness just how monumentally useless the Senate is, being led by Mitch the Bitch McConnell.

OMG!   I'll never be able to look at clowns the same way again...

I still think he belongs in a turtle costume.




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“Stop Mass Hysteria”  Michael Savage On Current Media Frenzy: It’s Like A Virus, An Epidemic… It Will Die Of Its Own Oxygen Deprivation 

The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft interviewed Dr. Michael Savage on his latest book “Stop Mass Hysteria” this weekend.

“Stop Mass Hysteria” COULD NOT come at a better time. And our discussion with Dr. Savage on this subject was timely to say the least.

Dr. Savage discussed the history of mass hysteria in America from the Salem witch trials to the Trump-Russial collusion witch hunt.

Michael Savage also shared his thoughts on the mass hysteria surrounding the Brett Kavananaugh confirmation hearings.

Dr. Michael Savage: Let me just say starting from the beginning that there is a huge difference between mass hysteria and justified concern. And this is something we have to understand. There are imagined threats and then there is real danger as we all know. And this is an imagined threat – That Kavanaugh poses a threat to all women on the planet that he’s a mad rapist. That he will be on the Supreme Court running around and making the climate of rape more acceptable. This is the greatest example of mass hysteria since the Trump derangement syndrome. And it is a continuation of course, of the hatred of Trump and their hatred for those of us who supported Donald Trump, and Donald Trump’s agenda more than Donald Trump. It’s really not about Donald Trump it’s about the agenda which is largely based on modern nationalism that I offered for many, many years.

Dr. Savage is truly brilliant. He publishes a book on mass hyteria and the the Kavanaugh confirmation comes along.

Dr. Savage goes on to say the number one greatest threat facing America today is radical Islam. “For the last 1,400 years radical Islam has been at war with the world. This is not Islamophobia as the mainstream media would have you believe. It is history.”

Michael Savage took some time to bash CNN in his chapter titled “From Salem to CNN” where he compares the two asking, “They’re not too different are they?”

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Michael went on to describe the real “war on women” is the radical feminists who are actually debasing feminists and debasing women across America with false accusations, or exaggerated accusations.

Dr. Savage talked about the danger of mass hysteria, “It’s like a virus. As a trained epidemiologist it’s really like an epidemic. It’s almost a medical situation, this madness is very similar to an epidemic that continues to spread though a population without discriminating who it attacks. That’s the point. And so in stopping mass hysteria I try to bring real history to the discussion rather than straight polemics.”

Near the end of the interview I asked Michael about what will eventually the end of mass hysteria. Michael offered this, “We have to believe at the end reason will trump hysteria. We have to believe. I believe this mania we are living through will die of its own oxygen deprivation.”

Let’s hope Dr. Savage is right. He usually is. God help us.

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