tax reform

Some Unpleasant Truths About Democrats and “Republican” Tax Reform

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2018

The Democrats voted against tax reform. One of the narratives of choice was that the middle-class tax cuts were not permanent. Democrat congresswoman Kuster’s press release on why she opposed the reforms is typical. “I support real tax reform that starts with middle-class families and small businesses,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “Unfortunately, the plan forced through […]

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US Sees Record Small Business Optimism – Democrats Promise To Take It All Away

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2018

Trump’s recovery summer continues to stack up wins as small business optimism piles on to an already impressive roll call. From National Review. Optimism among small-business owners reached a record high in August as Republican-passed tax cuts and deregulation began to bear fruit, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB Small Business Optimism […]

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I Thought Democrats Wanted the Rich to Pay More Taxes?

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2018

Back on July 18th, I reported on a lawsuit brought by blue states over the change in the SALT deduction. Prior to tax reform people living in highly taxed states could deduct State and local taxes (SALT) from their federal return. Blue state spending goes unpunished. Liberal governors have no reason to be frugal as […]

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Democrats Don’t Give a Crap About “The Poor” – Part ….(It’s a Really Big Number)

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2018

When Ann Kuster (and the rest of New Hampshire’s All Gurl Congressional Delegation) voted against tax reform on purely ideological grounds (based on fake news and flawed data), they voted to continue a punishing regressive tax on low-income families. Republicans included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a provision reducing the Obamacare penalty for not […]

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One More Reason Why Ann Kuster Has To Go

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2018

Democrats squeal like greased pigs about money in politics, but this chart makes them smile. Democrat congressional incumbent Ann(ie) Kuster has nearly three million cash on hand. And she’ll have more. Her competitors have nothing by comparison. And no, this is not a new development. Democrat Incumbent Kuster has always had exponentially more cash to […]

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Facebook Doodlings…Reading it Off the MSNBC TelePrompTer To Prove My Point

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2018

A good friend of the Grok recently shared my post on how Tax reform is not just about money; it is about trust. He posted it as a status update on the Closed Group ‘Brookline NH Elections’ on Facebook. He got this response. Keith F. Thompson: “The tax cut for ordinary Americans is temporary, while the […]

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Tax Reform Is Not Just About Money. It’s About Trust. And Democrats Don’t Trust You.

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2018

The Heritage Foundation has published a nationwide calculator that reports the tax savings for the average taxpayer in every congressional district in the country. Being an average taxpayer, I took an interest. And not just to know how much lower will my tax bill be thanks to Mr. Trump and Republicans but what does that mean […]

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Liberal State’s Sue Because Trump Won’t Let Them “Milk” You To Pay for Their Spending

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2018

New York, Maryland, Connecticut, and New Jersey are suing the federal government over tax Reform. The suit seeks to overturn the new 10,000.00 dollar limit on Federal deductions for State and Local Taxes. New York Governor Cuomo claims that, “The federal government is hell-bent on using New York as a piggy bank to pay for […]

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if Pelosi wants to keep calling this a “tax scam”, then keep scamming me all day long!

by Skip April 19, 2018

I speak of the Tax Reform passed at the end of last year in which the Republicans (FINALLY doing something aligned “with our values”) fought the Democrats to do one simple, easy to understand idea: you get to keep more of your hard earned money.  Why is that so anathema to Democrats?  Oh, because they […]

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GrokTALK! – The Compilation Podcast: Week Ending 2-24-2018

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2018

This week’s special guest is Phil Kerpen form American commitment. We also have interviews on a Transbathroom policy in a local school district, municipal malfeasance, gun grabbing gun grabbers, and an excellent synopsis of the entire Moooueller investigation (so far). You can also listen from the original blog post page here.

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Tax Reform: A Triple Victory for the American People.

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2018

Phil Kerpen from American Commitment joins me to explain why he believes the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law is a triple victory for the American people.   You can also listen in from the orginal blog post page here.

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We’re Going to See A lot More of This and We should

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2018

Republicans are already going after Democrats for Nancy Pelosi’s “crumbs” remark, regarding the savings taxpayers will see from Tax Reform and the  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. I can’t say how successful they will be, but given all the money the RNC has stockpiled I would not be surprised to see these sorts of ads […]

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Data Point – Main Street is LOVING the difference from what Obama to what Trump is doing now

by Skip February 14, 2018

While Wall Street decided to throw itself into the gutter, Main Street is doing very well, thank you very much, and is very much looking forward to good time thanks to Trump’s changing Government’s view of capitalism and making it easier to do business by getting Government out of the way and letting people keep […]

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All it takes is a voluntary action…

by Skip January 9, 2018

Or just send in a bigger check as a “donation”. After all, hasn’t the Left said for years that bigger taxes is Patriotic? But I just don’t understand – they all clamor for higher taxes but just don’t voluntarily send it in themselves.  What does it say about the mental stability of the Left that […]

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Blogline of the Day – The Party of Misery is unhappy

by Skip January 8, 2018

Apparently, this is all bad news if you’re a member of the Democratic Party. The agenda of getting poorer together is getting upset by the Trump White House. (H/T: Townhall)

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The Trump Tax Cut will benefit poor and middle income Americans

by Don January 4, 2018

To the Editor: Americans could almost be excused for believing the lie that the Trump tax cuts would harm poor and middle-income Americans because Democrat politicians and the mainstream media have been lying about it so persistently, enthusiastically, and authoritatively. But rational Americans have learned to question everything that Democrats, including most of the mainstream […]

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More Armageddon Bonuses as A Result of Tax Reform.

by Steve MacDonald January 3, 2018

JUST IN: Southwest Airlines to give all full-time and part-time employees a $1,000 cash bonus on Monday & company will also make $5M in charitable donations and invest in its Boeing fleet due to tax reform passage. — CNBC (@CNBC) January 2, 2018

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This Asshat of a moderate Republican sounds like a Democrat – no understanding of Individual Liberty

by Skip January 3, 2018

Back from Dec 19th (updated based on the passage of the Federal Tax Reform bill): We no sooner get the Obamacare Individual Mandate jackboot off of our healthcare necks via the Tax Reform Act than this Republican Senate Jackal, US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would be HAPPY to see the States turn around and put […]

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Happy New Year 2018 – hardest hit is the Socialist union known as SEIU and the Fight for $15 union organizers

by Skip January 1, 2018

Heh! Do you notice the irony of a giant tax cut motivating big companies to institute a $15/hour minimum wage for their workers? Could we at least get an “Amen!” from the Fight for 15 people? Remember a while ago that agitators from various unions, especially the SEIU, were flogging and picketing fast food chains […]

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Trumping Pelosi’s Tax Cut Armageddon

by Skip December 24, 2017

Heh!  Can you tell we’re not tired of winning yet?  I put this up, Steve wrote up another here, and let’s add to it: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, will be opening up a new plant in North Carolina according to President Trump after a conversation with Kraft YAM Worldwide, owned by billionaire […]

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‘Armageddon’ Tax Reform Continues to Produce Wage Hikes and Bonuses

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2017

On December 21st we shared the news that AT&T and others were handing out Christmas Bonuses as a direct result of the passage of the Republican/Trump Tax cuts. is tracking this behavior, and their list has grown to fourteen companies who are handing out bonuses in response to the change in tax laws, raising their […]

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Passage of Tax Reform Results in Holiday Bonuses for Some U.S. Workers

by Steve MacDonald December 21, 2017

Corporations are announcing last-minute Christmas bonuses for their employees because Republicans and President Trump passed tax reform. “Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement. “This tax […]

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Whose income tax cut is biggest?

by Skip December 20, 2017

The income tax now set up by the Republican Tax Reform SHOULD have Democrats jumping for joy – it makes it even MORE Progressive than before (which I don’t think is a good thing). Emphasis mine: The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) has released its distributional analysis of the final Republican tax bill. The bill […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2017

If you are on the Andy Sanborn (for Congress) email list, you’ll have received this already. For the benefit of others and the trolls, here is a snippet from his email and a pdf of the highlights of the plan. Attached is the first release of what the conference committee created and what both the House […]

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ObamaCare Individual Mandate is a Tax on the Poor.

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2017

With any luck, Tax reform reconciliation will include the Senate’s repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate. The mandate punishes poor people, something Barack Obama understood before he became president. The individual mandate and its associated fine is, in other words, a tax on the poor. This is why, after years of Obamacare, the number of […]

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Data Point – Differences between the Senate and House Tax Reform bills

by Skip December 4, 2017

(H/T: The Daily Signal)

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US Senate Passes Tax Reform

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2017

The US Senate has passed a tax reform package. The Washington Post’s opening paragraph is a predictable spin on the left-wing narrative. Yuge breaks for corporations, a mixed bag for everyone else. Over at Red State, where they’ve been critical of Trump and this plan (and the Senate) for months, the tone was a bit different.

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That’s all that’s really needed – the single thread to be pulled

by Skip November 15, 2017

It’s about time that the DC Republican Congresstwits got a bit smarter! Reformated, emphasis mine:  Senate GOP Tax Plan to Include Repeal of Health Law Individual Mandate GOP leaders have been cautious about bogging down the tax bill with controversial health-care provisions, but have been suggesting they could include the repeal because it would generate […]

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Self-induced harm

by Skip November 14, 2017

It’s their own fault and they’ve done it to themselves.  What’s worse, they hate the idea of being held accountable, in ANY way, for reducing their taxpayers to being just ATM machines.  In that they are doing a great job because it’s not like they are solving their real problems (e.g., wanting to spend $60 […]

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Blogline of the Day – Taxes and subsidies

by Skip November 13, 2017

“There’s no good reason why federal tax payers all across the country should have to subsidize, have to pay a higher federal tax rate, to subsidize those municipalities that choose to have high taxes.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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