Republicans threaten action to stop Trump’ steel tariffs


ㅤô¿ô …For a Republican, Paul Ryan doesn’t have much faith in the private sector adapting to changing market conditions. Corporations will have to make changes to their 5-year plan. They do it all the time.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from offtopictim(.com) – 3/5/18.ㅤTags: tariffs, steel, paul ryan.

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Strzok And Page: Paul Ryan’s A ‘Jerk,’ McConnell A ‘Turtle,’ Comey Too ‘Boyscoutish’


ㅤ”During the third Presidential debate, Oct. 20, 2016, Strzok said, ‘I am riled up. Trump is a fucking idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer… WHAT THE FU¢K HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY, LIS?!?!?!’
ㅤ’Chris Wallace is a turd,’ he added.
ㅤ’Trump is a disaster. I have no idea how destabilizing his presidency would be,’ Page said.'”

ㅤô¿ô …I suppose The Resistance is right about one thing.

Full story at The Daily Caller, image from ebaumsworld(.com) – 2/7/18.ㅤTags: paul ryan, mcconnell, trey gowdy, comey.

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GOP scrambling to finalize tax bill hours before rollout

Pictured: Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.)

ㅤ”The next several hours will be critical, GOP sources say. Should progress be made, Republicans will continue as planned and introduce their bill Wednesday around noon after briefing the entire House Republican conference at 9 a.m. Should they falter, tax reform may have to wait another day.
ㅤ’I would say there is a lot of Red Bull and Monster being drank in there right now,’ said Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the House Republican Conference. ‘The whole Ways and Means crew knew this would be a tough lift — and we’ve not even gotten to the rollout of the actual details yet.”

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Drunk John Boehner Unloads on Conservatives, Lets Slip Private Conversations with George W. Bush About Paul Ryan’s Incapabilities

Pictured: John Boehner

ㅤ”Ex-House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on House conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus and let slip private conversations with former President George W. Bush about his successor, Paul Ryan’s, ineffectiveness as Speaker of the House in a lengthy Politico profile published on Sunday.”

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House GOP tosses conservative playbook in bid for tax reform

Pictured: Rep. Mark Meadows, head of the House Freedom Caucus

ㅤ”We’ve got to get the economy going — it’s all about wages going up — and if I can endure some short-term pain for long-term benefits, I’m willing to do that,’ said Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), head of the chamber’s staunchly conservative Freedom Caucus.”

ㅤô¿ô …Precisely.

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Freedom Caucus will back Senate budget — in exchange for tax promise

ㅤFreedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows

ㅤ”In exchange for their votes, the Freedom Caucus wants a promise that GOP tax writers will hold their first committee markup the following week, with a House floor vote on the tax bill in the second week of November.”

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Ryan: Tax plan will include higher bracket on the rich

ㅤ”The Wisconsin Republican declined Friday to get into the specifics of how it would work, saying lawmakers are still hashing that out, but said Republicans don’t want their plan to be a windfall for the rich.
ㅤ’That’s why we’re introducing the fourth bracket, so that high-income earners do not see a big rate cut and that those resources go to the middle class,’ he said on ‘CBS This Morning.’ ‘Once we get that budget resolution that tells us how our numbers will work, then we’ll introduce the bill which will have that fourth bracket.'”

Story at Politico, image from politico(.com). #congress #house of representatives #paul ryan #tax cut #tax cuts #tax plan #tax rate #tax reform #taxes
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House, Senate leaders near budget deal to set up tax reform

ㅤ”The House and Senate need to pass identical budgets in order to allow Republicans to use a fast-tracking procedure that sidesteps the Senate’s typical 60-vote threshold for passage. Then Republicans can jam a tax bill through on party lines, which is their current plan.”

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Senate Republicans urge Trump to back bipartisan Obamacare deal

ㅤDemocratic Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Lamar Alexander

ㅤ”‘I told the President that if Graham-Cassidy became law tomorrow, you’ve got two or three years before this thing gets implemented. You’ve got to do something in the interim period,’ Lindsey Graham said in an interview. ‘You can’t save Obamacare but you can keep the markets from collapsing until we get a replacement, which will be Graham-Cassidy.'”

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Trump White House fed up with the Senate ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at Politico, excerpt at the DC Drain, image from politico(.com).

ㅤ”‘The House passed health care, the House has already passed its budget, which is the first step of tax reform. The Senate hasn’t done any of that. Hell, the Senate can’t pass any of our confirmations,’ Mick Mulvaney fumed in an interview, slapping a table for emphasis. ‘You ask me if the Republican-controlled Senate is an impediment to the administration’s agenda: All I can tell you is so far, the answer’s yes.’
ㅤThe revulsion for the Senate’s age-old traditions and byzantine procedure boiled over in public repeatedly on Monday. Trump complained in front of TV cameras that the Senate is ‘not getting the job done’ and said he sees where Steve Bannon — his former chief strategist now planning to run primary challengers against incumbent Republican senators — ‘is coming from.'”

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Paul Ryan applauds Trump’s decision to end Obamacare payments ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at The Washington Examiner, notes at the DC Drain, image from thehill(.com).

ㅤ”‘Today’s decision by the Trump administration to end the appeal of that ruling preserves a monumental affirmation of Congress’s authority and the separation of powers,’ Ryan said. ‘Obamacare has proven itself to be a fatally flawed law, and the House will continue to work with Trump administration to provide the American people a better system.'”

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Democrat Running for Paul Ryan’s Seat Stuns Even CNN Hosts With Plan to Pay for Universal Health Care

[Story at The Independent Journal Review, image from]
“When Bryce was confronted about his position during an interview with CNN, he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a $32 trillion tax hike in order to pay for the single-payer.”

Clueless Randy Bryce…