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12.07.17

Tax Reform: ‘Good For The Middle Class’

Sen. Rounds: 'The Tax Reform Bill … Takes Meaningful Steps To Reform Our Tax Code In A Manner That Will Allow Businesses To Flourish Again And Families To Keep More Of Their Hard-Earned Dollars' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "For many Americans the legacy of the Obama economy is sluggish growth, stagnant paychecks and missed opportunities. A lost generation of workers still struggle with the consequences of the Great Recession and find it nearly impossible to get ahead. One of the biggest… Continue Reading


12.04.17

‘Historic Tax Relief’

Senate Republicans 'Passed The Most Sweeping Tax Rewrite In Decades' 'Taking A Big Step Toward … [A] Major Legislative Triumph' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "We're now one huge step closer to delivering to the American people … historic tax relief …" (President Trump, "Remarks by President Trump on Antiquities Act Designations," 12/04/2017) SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We have an opportunity now to make America more competitive, and to keep jobs from being shippe… Continue Reading


11.30.17

100+ Economists Laud Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Estimate A Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Boost Of 'Between 3 And 5 Percent' ECONOMISTS: 'Economic Growth Will Accelerate If The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Passes, Leading To More Jobs, Higher Wages, And A Better Standard Of Living' 137 Economists: "'Ask five economists,' as the Edgar Fiedler adage goes, 'and you'll get five different answers.' Yet, when it comes to the tax reform package aimed at fixing our broken system, the undersigned have but one shared perspective: Economic growth will accele… Continue Reading


11.29.17

‘Reducing Taxes For The Middle Class’

The Senate 'Finance Committee Plan Cuts Tax Rates Across The Board' 'Laser-Focused… On Reducing Taxes For The Middle Class' SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "[W]e have been laser-focused… on reducing taxes for the middle class. And that is exactly what this bill will do." (Sen. Hatch, Press Release, 11/10/2017) FINANCE COMMITTEE: "The Finance Committee plan cuts tax rates across the board. The proposal also repeals a number of tax credits and benefits that predominantly benefit wealthy … Continue Reading


11.29.17

‘Tax Reform Our Economy Desperately Needs’

Economists, Manufacturers & Retailers Associations: Tax Reform 'Will Yield More Jobs And Higher Wages' MANUFACTURERS & RETAILERS: 'Passing Historic Tax Reform Would Deliver … Immense Benefits To U.S. Workers' JAY TIMMONS, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers, and MATTHEW SHAY, President and CEO, National Retail Federation: "[W]e have brought together two of the largest sectors of America's economy - manufacturing and retail - to help our elected leaders seize… Continue Reading


11.28.17

An ‘Excellent Tax Bill For Small Business’

Small Business Advocates Agree: Senate Tax Bill Is 'Exactly What Small Business Owners And Entrepreneurs Need Right Now In Order To Grow' SEN. RISCH: 'The Aim Of This Entire Exercise Is To Reduce The Burden On Taxpayers And Create An Environment That Enables Families And Businesses, Particularly Small Businesses, To Thrive' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "These are the job generators that produce most [of the] jobs in America. And every small business group I can think of is … Continue Reading


11.28.17

Another Extraordinary Circuit Court Judge

'There's No Disputing That [Gregory Katsas Is] Very Well Qualified For This Job' SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): "…there's no disputing that [Gregory Katsas is] very well qualified for this job. He has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, and he clerked for the Third Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the Supreme Court. He has years of experience in the public sector-where he led divisions at the Department of Justice-and in the private sector-where he was a partner at Jones Day. He currently ser… Continue Reading


11.27.17

Economists Laud Pro-Growth Tax Reform

ECONOMISTS: 'The House And Senate Finance Bills Would Achieve' 'Pro-Growth Objective' WALL STREET JOURNAL: "…a letter from some of the country's most distinguished economists making the case that the House and Senate reforms will significantly raise U.S. growth potential." (Editorial, "Tax Reform, Growth and the Deficit," Wall Street Journal, 11/27/2017) "Dear Mr. Secretary: The present debate over tax reforms proposed by President Trump's administration and embodied in bills that ha… Continue Reading


11.20.17

Targeting Inversions: ‘This Is A Really Big Deal’

Tax Reform 'Would Do Far More To Stop Corporate Tax Gaming Than Anything The Obama Administration Did In Eight Years' SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH): "I think there is a consensus, at least in the real world, about the fact that our current tax code is hopelessly broken, and we have to fix it, and if you're against helping our companies stay American companies, that must mean that you believe that they ought to become foreign companies, which is exactly what's happening. … Ernst and Young, whi… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Huge Steps Forward On Tax Reform

First The House Of Representatives, Then The Senate Finance Committee Passed Sweeping Tax Reform legislation House Passage A 'Key Milestone,' 'Significant Leap Forward' In Republicans 'Quest To Cut Taxes For Businesses And Individuals' SPEAKER RYAN: "We need to restore growth. We need to restore opportunity. We need to restore this beautiful thing we affectionately call the American Idea. Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, to restore opportunity, and… Continue Reading


11.17.17

‘A Pro-Growth, Pro-Family Proposal That Will Reduce Taxes’

Conservative Groups Say Senate Tax Reform Plan 'Simplifies The Code, Reduces Taxes For Families And Businesses, And Grows The Economy' AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM: "The Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a pro-growth, pro-family proposal that will reduce taxes on Americans at every income level and dramatically simplify the 70,000+ page tax code. It will also provide a much-needed overhaul to the outdated tax code so that businesses large and small will again be able to compete against foreign comp… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Job Creators: Senate Tax Plan Will ‘Energize Our Nation’s Economy’

'Momentum Is Building For Historic Tax Reform… That Lifts Everyone Up And Leaves No One Behind,' 'We Can Revitalize The Job Market And Reinvigorate Local Economies' 'Tax Reform Is Vital,' 'This Is A Proposal That Would Cut Taxes, Create Jobs And Energize Our Nation's Economy' JAY TIMMONS, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO: "Momentum is building for historic tax reform, and the Senate's bold vision takes us one step closer to victory-to a plan that lifts everyone … Continue Reading


11.16.17

‘A Bigger Tax Cut’

SEN. TOOMEY: 'Every Single Cohort Has A Larger Savings, Which Is To Say A Bigger Tax Cut, Under This More Recent Version Than The Previous Version, Right?' JCT: 'That's Correct' Average Savings Today Is 9.5% For The $20-30,000 Income Cohort, Vs. 7% Last Week SEN. PAT TOOMEY (R-PA): "These [tax bill] iterations are getting better and better for working families, middle class, and in every cohort. So Mr. Barthold, let me ask you a couple of questions if I could. And I want to focus on taxes th… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Dems’ Selective Outrage

FLASHBACK: In 2014 The Obama Administration 'Delayed The Individual Mandate,' 'Trying To Pre-Empt … Political Blowback' 'Obamacare Liberals Silently Gutting Their Own Creation' "It turns out the Obama team has delayed the individual mandate to buy health insurance - though the announcement was quiet and roundabout, to minimize the embarrassment. What we're left with is a US health-care system whose engine has been partly disassembled…" ("The Obama Team Quietly Gives Up On Makin… Continue Reading


11.15.17

‘Tax Relief To Enable Small Businesses To Grow’

National Federation Of Independent Business 'Strongly Supports The Chairman's Mark' JUANITA DUGGAN, President & CEO, NFIB: "On behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business advocacy organization, I am writing to thank you and your staff for your continued commitment to America's small businesses. NFIB strongly supports the Chairman's Mark, as modified, to provide appropriate tax relief for America's small businesses." (Juanita D. Dugga… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Dem Demagoguery Debunked

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION: 'There's Nothing [In The Chairman's Mark] That Mandates That People Give Up Insurance' SEN. MIKE ENZI (R-WY): "I've been hearing this word that [repeal of the individual mandate tax is] going to 'kick' 13 million people off health insurance. Is there anything in there that says we're going to 'kick' anybody off?" Joint Committee On Taxation: "The result in terms of changes in the uninsured is a result of decisions made. There's nothing that mandates that people giv… Continue Reading


11.15.17

‘A Tax Code That's Pro-Family’

IVANKA TRUMP: 'Today, In The Vast Majority Of American Homes, All Parents Work. Our Tax Code Has To Recognize And Support… This Reality' "Ivanka Trump scores win with Senate plan to double child tax credit: Ivanka Trump notched a policy victory late Tuesday night when the latest revisions to the Senate tax bill proposed doubling the child tax credit." ("Ivanka Trump Scores Win With Senate Plan To Double Child Tax Credit," Politico, 11/15/2017) SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): "…I welcome… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Flashback: Sen. Wyden’s Plan To Tax The Poor

SEN. RON WYDEN (D-OR): "…big thanks to Mark [Mazur] and the [Tax Policy C]enter for their usual professional job of making sure that we have a real debate and have a real discussion." (Sen. Wyden, Remarks To The Tax Policy Center, 11/7/2017) THEN Liberal Tax Policy Center: Under Sen. Wyden's 2010 Tax Bill 'Close To A Fifth Of Those In The Bottom Two Quintiles Experience A Tax Increase' "The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010 ("Wyden-Gregg," introduced as S. 3018) … Continue Reading


11.13.17

‘Middle Class Biggest Winners In Senate Tax Plan’

'Making Good On Republican Promises To Focus On The Middle Class' SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "[W]e have been laser-focused… on reducing taxes for the middle class. And that is exactly what this bill will do." (Sen. Hatch, Press Release, 11/10/2017) 'Middle Class Biggest Winners In Senate Tax Plan, [Joint Committee On Taxation] Study Says' The Hill: "All income groups on average would see their taxes go down under Senate Republicans' tax bill, according to Congress's tax scorekeeper. The … Continue Reading


11.13.17

‘The Senate Tax Bill … Would Boost The Economy’

'Higher Wages And … An Additional 925,000 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs' "The Senate tax bill introduced Thursday would boost the economy, creating 925,000 new jobs and raising wages by 2.9 percent over 10 years, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Tax Foundation." ("Senate Bill Would Cut Taxes By $1.78 Trillion, Create 925k New Jobs, Study Finds," Washington Examiner, 11/10/2017) 'The Plan Would Increase Long-Run GDP By 3.7 Percent' TAX FOUNDATION: "Our analysis finds t… Continue Reading

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