Now that the Republicans in Congress have "saved the people from Obamacare as they had promised for 7 years - thanks to John McCain’s deciding vote,- our laser focused, close knit “Republican team” can now move on to other important legislation as promised to the American people, like tax reform.
But, two things before tax reform even gets taken up. First, before negotiations in Congress even begin, we are hearing a number of our “Democrat” Republicans, Susan Collins, for example, begin to reduce expectations regarding the size of the tax cuts. For example, instead of the reduction to a 15% business tax rate, it sounds like the goal now will be a rate no less than 25% and maybe even 30%. Second, many of our Republican “heroes” have softened their stance on tax reduction by virtue of demanding any rate cuts be “revenue neutral” - no dynamic scoring of likely job creation due to cuts/additional job creation allowed.
Finally, as proof of the fact our Republican controlled Congress senses great urgency to get other necessary work done - like developing and submitting a federal budget - it sounds like they will take the entire month of August off after all. Upon returning in September they are set to work a week and then take another week off. Yes, these great Americans, our best and brightest, are working hard to deliver for you and me as promised. Honestly, it makes little difference if they do go home - they don’t get anything done while they are in town anyway.
Meanwhile, as the members of our team continually demonstrate their statesmanship and tireless work ethic, members of the minority Democrat Party are busy rejoicing in light of all of the accomplishments generated by our Republican majority.
If I seem to be livid, it’s only because I am.
Instead of this Forum section being labeled “Left VS Right”, it should be renamed “Right VS Right”.
In light of the unbelievable pile of crap our elected Republicans sold the American people for the last 7 years and the monstrous fail to perform as promised, I have decided to take a page from the Republican leadership’s playbook - I will be taking the month of November 2018 off.
Quoting those immortal words of Roberto Duran when, after being pummeled at the hands of Sugar Ray Leonard, he refused to answer the bell - “no mas, no mas”. No more, no more, I’m done.