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I Call BS On Tip O’Neill's Claim 'All Politics Is Local'

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What Tip O’Neill really meant was that focusing on local issues is what wins elections for Democrats, because they can’t campaign on their state and national agendas of raising taxes, opening the borders, enabling sanctuary cities, giving benefits to illegal aliens, cutting national defense and nationalizing health care and anything else they can get their hands on.

At last, Democrats will have a chance to make those tax cuts permanent

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Democrats are truly and sincerely concerned about the temporary nature of these tax provisions, they will have a chance to fix the problem. If they do vote for it, they might have to admit that most of their propaganda from last December about what they incessantly called (and still call) the “Republican tax scam” was just so much ridiculous prattling. But if they vote against it, then they will have at least come clean for the record that they want you all to pay higher taxes, and that's all.

Two Cheers for Corporate Tax Cuts

Sen. Marco Rubio, National Review

Conservative principles still work. But they need to be applied to the characteristics of a new and very different economy. Globalization and technology have already disrupted the lives of millions of working Americans. Advances in automation and artificial intelligence are only going to exacerbate these trends. If conservatism is going to be relevant and attractive in the new economy, it needs to understand how much our economy has changed and address the opportunities and the challenges created by these developments.

The Federal Reserve’s War On Jobs

A year and a half into the Trump presidency the American economy has seen solid growth, more people in jobs and Wall Street has broken records on a regular basis. However, in the alternative universe where Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe and the mandarins who control America’s Federal Reserve Bank live, good news for America’s middle-income families is apparently bad news.

Tax Reform for Progressives

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

Obviously, the choices available in a free society are preventing progressives from living their lives according to Left-wing scripture. So friends of freedom should get behind tax reform to help prevent liberals from backsliding and acting like greedy conservatives, thereby denying Uncle Sam needed revenue that should be treated as his in the first place. Then Washington could, in its beneficence, decide how much the rest of us get to use for our own selfish purposes. In fact, liberals need a special tax code.

Why liberals root against America

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

It’s one thing to root against Mr. Trump and his policies and tweets when you’re in the opposition party. But in watching their behavior and listening to their whining, it is hard not to believe that to bring Mr. Trump down, they are rooting against American workers, our safety, security and general prosperity. Many on the left are suffering from a severe case of anti-Trump derangement syndrome. ATDS sufferers crave bad news. In a bright sunny economic sky, they point to the single cloud. This is why Nancy Pelosi could only sniff that the bonuses workers are getting from the tax cut are “crumbs.”

Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates Helping Wall Street And Hurting Main Street?

President Trump campaigned on policies that would boot the economy to 4 percent – or greater – growth. Now, just when America’s hard-pressed middle-income families are beginning to see the benefits of Trump’s policies, is not the time for the Fed to cool the economy.

Making the Trump tax cuts permanent, now

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Fixing that problem is easy by voting to make the tax cuts permanent so no one faces a tax hike. Many Democrats would be back with their chants of “tax cuts for the rich,” except that most of what would be permanent, put money in the pockets of the middle class. They should not use the reconciliation process, which allows a bill to pass with 51 votes in the Senate, rather than the normal 60 vote threshold. In other words, this would be a re-vote on the tax bill that passed with only Republican yes votes in the Senate in December.

Trump's next challenge: Making tax cuts great again

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

The Trump tax cuts could change the conventional wisdom again, even though the most significant changes were to corporate taxation, a fact Democrats are unlikely to let the president’s working-class supporters forget. Trump and the Republicans are trying very hard to sell the tax cuts. If they fail, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ preferred tax rates could wind up with a bigger constituency.

The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017 Is Already Delivering

Scott Powell, Investor's Business Daily

It's baffling that political bias can obviate empirical evidence and common sense.  One surely doesn't need a Ph.D. in economics to grasp how tax and regulatory costs affect behavior. By helping companies become more competitive through lower tax rates, a simplified tax code, incentivized capital investment, and removal of regulatory barriers, President Trump and the Republican Congress have actually delivered, in the first year of working together,  the essential foundation to make America great again.

Trump-onomics 101

The forgotten working folks who voted for Donald Trump are seeing the benefit of his economic policies in more hours at the factories and other businesses that employ them, higher wages and more job security in the outlook for new orders.

New Poll: Conservatives Expect Tax Cut to Aid GOP Candidates

More than 93% of those responding to a recent FedUp PAC poll say that the across-the-board tax cut will help Republicans in next year’s elections, while less than 4% disagree. This contrasts strongly with a recent poll from CBS News.

Danger in 2018 for the Party of the Rich (Democrats)

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

What Schumer, Pelosi and their (also rich) media claque are relying on is nothing less than the failure of America. If the average American gets screwed, then they win. When that same average American starts to figure out the game they're playing on them, those average Americans (i. e. voters) are likely to be angry, very angry. The Party of the Rich should beware.

Trump Voters Winners In First 24 Hours Of Tax Reform

The Fake News media can kvetch about “trickle down” economics all they want, but $1,000 bonuses to Trump voters – frontline workers and managers – and companies announcing $15 an hour minimum wage is a huge political win for President Trump, and a big quality of life win for America’s hard-pressed working families.

That Democratic rhetoric about taxing the rich? It's a con

Editors, Washington Examiner

When the chips are down, Democrats care more about their wealthiest constituents than their poorer constituents. The latter group will benefit from the Republican tax bill's larger standard deduction. The truth is that the Democrats' populist tax rhetoric has been a complete fraud, a deceptive and self-serving camouflage for Republican promises to cut taxes, which would be widely and wildly popular if not so traduced.

The GOP Establishment Is About To Blow-Up The Pro-Growth Tax Plan

We urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators through the Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard at 1-866-220-0044. Tell them to lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, keep the special rate for repatriation at 12 percent and to keep the focus of the tax reform bill on job creation and economic growth, not class warfare.

Fiscal Responsibility or Lower Taxes?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

In the end, both Democrats and Republicans will have to face a simple truth: It's either government cuts or bust. There's no reason for Republicans to give away their only leverage — the taste of the public for a dynamic economy based on individuals retaining their earnings — in order to shore up programs Democrats will only work to expand.

Tax cut for everyone

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Whenever I’m asked whether the Trump tax cut is for the rich, I say yes. It is a tax cut for the rich. It is a tax cut for the middle class. It is a tax cut for small businesses. It is a tax cut for the Fortune 100. If you pay federal income taxes, you will in almost all cases, be getting more take-home pay come January 1. What is not true is that the rich get all the benefits of the tax cut and tens of middle income families pay more.

The Jonestown GOP

In its blind failure to recognize its dire peril if it fails to pass tax reform, Capitol Hill’s Republican establishment is beginning to look a lot like the unfortunate souls at Jonestown who “drank the Kool-Aid” and committed mass suicide.

Let's be honest — this isn't actually tax reform

Ned Ryun, The Hill

The Senate version of tax reform brought real clarity to this conversation about overhauling the tax system. What is now discussed doesn’t come close to being real tax reform for the American people. What it does qualify as is a grab bag of goodies for the uber-wealthy globalists while passing the price tag on to the middle and upper middle classes in America. We’ve gone from tax reform to tax deform.