Trump's tax reform is teetering; will McCain, Collins and Paul thwart him again? - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion LedgerTrump's tax reform is teetering; will McCain, Collins and Paul thwart him again?Jackson Clarion LedgerGrassroots Republicans have no idea how close the GOP is to another profoundly disappointing policy collapse in Washington: failing to enact tax reform. Once again, the Republican Party finds its ability to fulfill a longstanding campaign promise in ...and more »

Are red low-tax states like ND subsidizing blue high-tax states like MN through the tax code? - Duluth News Tribune

Duluth News TribuneAre red low-tax states like ND subsidizing blue high-tax states like MN through the tax code?Duluth News Tribune"We want to get the federal government out of the business of subsidizing the states."-Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, interview on ABC's "This Week," Oct. 1, 2017. "Is it fair that other states subsidize states that have high state taxes?"-House ...and more »

Analysis: Why some middle class families could face a tax increase under the GOP plan - INFORUM

Analysis: Why some middle class families could face a tax increase under the GOP planINFORUMPresident Donald Trump has often called his tax plan a "tax cut," and an early analysis suggests it will be a modest one for most Americans. But it's increasingly clear that it will likely be a tax hike for a sizable portion of the middle class, a ...and more »

Are Republicans paying for tax cuts with reductions in Medicare, Medicaid? - PolitiFact

PolitiFactAre Republicans paying for tax cuts with reductions in Medicare, Medicaid?PolitiFactIs the Republican tax proposal being paid for by cuts to Medicare and Medicaid? We took a closer look. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor on Oct. 4, 2017. (C-SPAN). It didn't take long for Democrats to criticize ...and more »

Trump promises huge tax cut but poor would get little - The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsTrump promises huge tax cut but poor would get littleThe Detroit NewsWashington — President Donald Trump promised Americans “the largest tax cut in our country's history.” But for low-income households, Trump's plan would amount to crumbs. The poorest would get an average tax cut of about $60 a year, according to an ...and more »

Trump promises massive tax cut but the poor would get little - Seattle Times

Seattle TimesTrump promises massive tax cut but the poor would get littleSeattle TimesIn this Sept. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in Indianapolis. Trump promised Americans “the largest tax cut in our country's history,” but there's not much in Trump's plan to help low-income households. One independent analysis says ...and more »

Trump: Filibuster Is 'Death Sentence' for Republicans - Newsmax

Trump: Filibuster Is 'Death Sentence' for RepublicansNewsmaxPresident Donald Trump renewed a call for the Senate to remove the filibuster rule, calling it a "death sentence" for Republican policy. "It's a disaster, OK. It's a disaster for the Republicans. They have to get rid of it. If they don't get rid of it ...and more »

Trump's tax plan gives Wall Street everything it wants — and that's bad news for them - Washington Post

Washington PostTrump's tax plan gives Wall Street everything it wants — and that's bad news for themWashington PostPresident Trump is trying to give Wall Street what it's always wanted: tax cuts. But doing that might take away what it's always had: the Republican Party. That, you see, is a pretty good description of Trump's tax plan. It would bestow almost all of ...and more »

House passes GOP budget in key step for upcoming tax debate - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comHouse passes GOP budget in key step for upcoming tax debategulfnews.comSen. Lindsey Graham (left) confers with Sen. Pat Toomey as the Senate Budget Committee votes on amendments during the markup of the 2018 budget resolution. Image Credit:AP. Washington: The House on Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that ...and more »

3 takeaways from tax-reform plan: On efficiency, economic growth, and cost - Philly.com

Philly.com3 takeaways from tax-reform plan: On efficiency, economic growth, and costPhilly.comHouse Speaker Paul Ryan makes closing remarks as Senate and House Republicans announce their tax reform plan. by Dan White. The White House and congressional leadership recently outlined their proposals for tax reform. Though the outline left plenty ...and more »

Robb: Republicans lose Round 1 on tax reform - AZCentral.com

AZCentral.comRobb: Republicans lose Round 1 on tax reformAZCentral.comDonald Trump Promoted 'Giant, Beautiful, Massive' Tax Plan in a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers. Time. Robert Robb: Is tax reform's goal to redistribute wealth, or is it to create growth? Republicans need to get their story straight ...and more »

House prepares for tax-cut debate - The Daily Times

The Daily TimesHouse prepares for tax-cut debateThe Daily TimesSIGN OF THE DEBATE — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., look at a poster at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, urging Republicans to abandon cuts to ...and more »

California Tax Reform Now - Fox and Hounds Daily

California Tax Reform NowFox and Hounds DailyIt's not just that there's no time like the present. Or that it's easier to do tax reform when things are good. It's about defense. California needs to do tax reform before tax reform gets done to it. President Trump and the Republicans in Congress ...and more »

2020 Election Shapes Up to Be a Wild Ride - Bloomberg

Bloomberg2020 Election Shapes Up to Be a Wild RideBloombergUh-oh. Think partisanship has been bad in recent U.S. political history? It might be about to get much worse. Over at the Crystal Ball, Kyle Kondik looks at Senate elections -- not just in 2018, but in 2020 and 2022 as well. The basic story is that ...and more »

Sabato: Senate Democrats out of power to 2024 -- or longer? - Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerSabato: Senate Democrats out of power to 2024 -- or longer?Washington ExaminerThe electoral map for upcoming elections is such a high hurdle for Senate Democrats that they are likely stuck in the minority until at least 2024, two presidential elections away, according to a new analysis. In its "Crystal Ball" report, the ...and more »

The SALT deduction helps mostly rich taxpayers. Getting rid of it should please liberals - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe SALT deduction helps mostly rich taxpayers. Getting rid of it should please liberalsLos Angeles TimesTo the editor: Harold Meyerson's view of the tax plan proposed by President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress is curiously slanted. (“The GOP keeps coming after blue states, especially California,” Opinion, Oct. 3). As an income and wealth ...and more »

Corker's departure will hurt Shelby County Democrats - The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial AppealCorker's departure will hurt Shelby County DemocratsThe Commercial AppealBob Corker's stunning decision not to seek a third term as Tennessee's junior U.S. senator was fabulous news for other Republicans who have their eyes on going to Washington. But it was terrible news for the people trying to reestablish the Shelby ...and more »

The Finance 202: The GOP's tax plan just cleared a major hurdle. Here are three major ones that remain. - Washington Post

Washington PostThe Finance 202: The GOP's tax plan just cleared a major hurdle. Here are three major ones that remain.Washington PostTHE TICKER. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) laughs during a news conference on a tax framework last week. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg). The Republican drive to overhaul the tax code took a major leap forward Thursday. It still has a long, long way to ...and more »

The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time - Revere Journal

The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong TimeRevere JournalPresident Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years ...and more »

Discord among Republicans already weighs on Trump's tax plan - CNBC

CNBCDiscord among Republicans already weighs on Trump's tax planCNBCDisagreement among U.S. congressional Republicans is already swirling around a tax cut plan unveiled days ago by President Donald Trump. Disputes over proposals to repeal a deduction for state and local tax payments and repeal the tax on inheritances ...and more »