The House has passed a reasonable tax reform package. The Senate should follow suit, but they probably won’t. Just as it was with the repeal of Obama Care a few worthless, asinine Republican senators are going to block the bill. We need to lower our corporate tax rate, which is currently the highest in the industrialized world. We need to simplify our tax code so that average citizens will not have to pay an accountant to file their income taxes. This is common sense, but it probably won’t happen.
The senators who are responsible for this failure are the “usual suspects.” They deserve the “Jump’n Jim Jeffords award” Jim Jeffords was a Republican Senator from Vermont from 1989 to 2001. He kept that party label until the GOP got the majority in the Senate.
Then, just when it looked like the Republican agenda might have chance of enactment, “Jump’n Jim” switched parties. Why? He didn’t want to see the Republican programs enacted now that the GOP had the majority. Talk about being RINO! Talking about having no honesty or integrity! If that was the way he felt, why didn’t he change parties earlier? Why did he take campaign money from the national party to get re-elected on false pretenses? He wanted the power and prestige from his senate seat, that’s why.
Here are the current “Jump’n Jim Jeffords” Senators.
Lisa Murkowski – A senator from the red state of Alaska who now bucks every major piece of Republican legislation. What is wrong with her? If I were an Alaska Republican, I’d be really angry at her. She’s not a red state GOP senator who has to walk on eggs. She could be a real Republican and get re-elected, but she’s decided not to do that.
Susan Collins – A senator from the mostly blue state of Maine. She might have argument that she has to do what she’s doing to hold her seat, but at the moment she fast moving toward the Chuck Schumer camp. After she did her part to keep Obama Care alive, she commented about the “wonderful crowd” she had to greet her at the airport when she returned to Maine. Here’s a message for you lady. Very few of those people will vote for you in your next election. They are almost all Democrats who would never vote for any Republican, not even a RINO like you.
John McCain – McCain is an angry, ornery old man who is disappointed that he didn’t get as far he had hoped in presidential politics. Hey John, it’s not our fault; it’s your fault. You have kept reaching over aisle so often that you don’t have a home in either party any more. I gave money to your presidential campaign in 2008, and I’m now ashamed of that fact.
Ron Johnson – This Wisconsin senator is angry because the tax cuts for small businesses are lower than for corporations. Hey Ron, get over it! Can’t you understand the William F. Buckley principle that getting PART of what you want is better than getting nothing? Small businesses are getting a tax cut in this bill. That beats getting no tax cut.
Ran Paul – I know this guy is a darling for many of you, but to me he’s a purist who also can’t understand the fine art of compromise. Hey Ron, let’s get something instead of nothing. Maybe you can do some tweaking after we accomplished SOMETHING with both houses of Congress and the White House.
Senators like this are the reason why I refuse to give money to the Republican Congressional Campaign funds. Your money goes to support people who won’t support the party when the chips are down.
The cures for the national debt are #1 a growing economy and #2 real cuts in government spending. If you can’t buy into those concepts, the debt will grow, and there is really no place for you in the conservative movement.