tax reform

Corporate America must prove tax reform is good for average Americans

Carl M. Cannon, Orange County Register

American corporations can return their operations to the U.S., open new plants, invest in new technologies and new businesses, and pay their workers higher wages. Or those corporate executives can buy more yachts and company jets, award themselves huge stock options and obscene bonuses, hand out dividends to shareholders, exploit their own workers, and continue to look at quarterly profits as the Holy Grail — to the detriment of the country. Corporate America, it’s your move.

Job Creation First, Tax Reform Second In House Tax Bill

There is still a lot of work to be done to get a tax reform bill through the Senate, but the House bill is a start, and, with its extensive economic growth and job creation features, it is a better start than we initially thought it would be.

Will the Republicans Get Tax Reform?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

The Republicans have been bellowing for years that they would repeal and replace Obamacare. They are unlikely to do it. They have promised other changes in the way the government works, but at this point all that seems unlikely too. They simply have to reconcile and pass tax reform or they will have nothing to show for their domination of government of late. Coming up empty-handed in 2018 will not be Donald Trump’s doing. It will be the Republicans’ fault, and relinquishing a seat in the Alabama senatorial delegation is not going to make tax reform any easier.

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.

Ryan Should Take President Trump’s Suggestions On Tax Reform

We would prefer to see bigger tax cuts accompanied by spending cuts, but absent that, we urge the House to include President Trump’s suggestions in the final House bill and send it to the Senate for further improvement.

Tax reform is never easy, but GOP majorities hang in the balance

Newt Gingrich, The Hill

If President Trump signs this bill into law by Christmas, not only will Republicans keep their majorities in both the House and Senate, but the United States will enter a new age of prosperity to the benefit of every American. However, if this tax cut bill is allowed to fail, the future for the GOP will be in peril.

First Impression: House GOP Tax Plan

The cost of government is not what it taxes, it is what it spends. The GOP tax plan is a start, but not a particularly bold or ambitious start, and it is only one part of a pro-growth economic formula. Spending has yet to be dealt with.

Economic growth is halfway there, livin' on a prayer

Editors, Washington Examiner

If tax reform efforts fail, the economic growth caused by its anticipation won’t just be nullified, it’ll be reversed. The Trump administration’s deregulations should be applauded, but in terms of finalizing economic growth, we’re only halfway there. The economy is livin’ on a prayer, a prayer that Congress needs to answer with tax reform, and soon.

Gas Tax Hike: The West Wing Democrats Try To Kill The Trump Presidency Again

Gary Cohn’s latest contribution to killing the Trump presidency is the idea of raising the gas tax. Cohn doesn't seem to get that voters who are rapidly being assigned to lives of Stalinist-like drudgery by the forces of globalist pressure on wages and rising taxes are unlikely to forever passively accept that fate.

Conservative Leaders To Ryan: Pass Budget Resolution Now!

Conservative leaders, including CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie have written to Speaker Ryan telling him to stop stalling around on passing a budget because the quickest path to passing a tax reform bill is to move directly to a House vote on the Senate-passed budget resolution.

Conservative Outsider Senate Candidates Breaking Fundraising Records

While fundraising support for the Republican establishment is drying-up due to the failure of Capitol Hill’s Republican leaders to produce on their campaign promises, two of the most promising Republican outsiders, Indiana’s Mike Braun and Wisconsin’s Leah Vukmir, are reporting record-breaking support.

Fed Up Donors Tell GOP Senate Leaders Pass Bills Or Resign

“I think major donors are tired of writing checks to a do-nothing Congress,” Roy Bailey, an influential, Dallas-based GOP donor told POLITICO, and he's not the only one who has closed his wallet to the Republican establishment.

VP Pence’s Chief Of Staff Nick Ayers Is Our New Hero

Vice President Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers told a group of major donors to the RNC they should call members of Congress and tell them if they don't pass Trump's agenda "we’re recruiting opponents, we’re maxing out to their campaigns, and we’re funding super PACs to defeat all of you.”

President Trump Must Take Charge on Tax Reform

David Limbaugh, CNS News

I would respectfully urge President Trump to approach tax reform wholly differently than he did with health care reform. I'd love it if he would read Jack Kemp's book, become a true believer — even more than he is now — and take the lead role in shaping and driving this legislation through Congress. If he doesn't stake out a firm policy position, he will have no credibility or leverage to push congressional foot-draggers.

The Only Problem Facing President Trump’s Tax Reform Ideas

We are all for the President’s tax reform principles, but we hope he understands that, like Obamacare repeal, the problem getting it passed isn’t the Democrats, it’s the establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

The key to passing tax reform: Keep it simple, stupid

Stephen Moore, The Hill

Republicans, don’t try to rewrite the 80,000-page tax code. Cut taxes now and then build political momentum for a tax reform and simplification agenda in 2018 and 2019. Three years after Reagan cut taxes in 1981, the economy boomed to 4 percent growth and the Gipper won 49 states in the next election. That’s a pretty smart model to follow.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say McConnell Must Step Down

More than 97% of self-identified conservatives said that McConnell needs to be replaced by “someone who will fulfill Republican campaign promises.” Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating “excessive expectations.”

Trump Should Pocket Minor Healthcare Win and Move to Tax Reform Immediately

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Tax reform -- by jump-starting the economy -- will actually do much more for the health of the populace than any possible healthcare legislation, which would be a kludge anyway, even if better than Obamacare, which is the kludge of kludges, no one (including Obama himself, who lied about it incessantly) knowing what's in it to this day. With tax reform people will have more money to pay for everything -- including their health.

When Will The Republican Establishment Get A Grip On Reality?

Today’s Republican establishment is one of those online retailers whose slick website accepts your credit card for merchandise that is perpetually on back order – voters have paid in good faith, but their order never ships.

No Obamacare Repeal – No August Recess For Congress

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators; tell them to skip the August Recess to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass the Trump budget and put a pro-growth tax reform package on President Trump’s desk.