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Do you think that the Trump Tax plan will help the middle class?

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1. D Robb
     (11/30/2017 11:35:43 AM)
     Message ID #294483

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Back to the subject of the forum, this horrible, awful tax bill. There are a lot of bad things in the tax bill, some have nothing to do with taxes. That is to be expected when you craft the bill in secrecy with no public hearings. The bill lifts the 1954 ban on political activism by churches and confers a new legal right for fetuses— both on the wish list of the evangelical right. If the Senate passes its bill, will these survive?

Elements in both the House and Senate bills could constrain the ability of states and local governments to levy their own taxes, pressuring them to limit spending on health care, education, public transportation and social services. This is an attempt to reduce the blue states to the level of the red states.

trump and the GOP appear willing to make any deal as long as it brings votes, interest groups have fixed on the tax bill as a unique opportunity to further their agendas. “There’s a Christmas-tree aspect to the bill,” said C. Eugene Steuerle, a Treasury official during the Reagan administration.

Economists and tax experts are overwhelmingly skeptical that the bills in the House and Senate can generate meaningful job growth and economic expansion. Many view the legislation not as a product of genuine deliberation, but as a transfer of wealth to corporations and affluent individuals. By 2027, people making $40,000 to $50,000 would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office.

2. Noel Meyer
     (11/30/2017 12:44:47 PM)
     Message ID #294487

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"The bill lifts the 1954 ban on political activism by churches and confers a new legal right for fetuses— both on the wish list of the evangelical right."

What have these provisions got to do with tax reform for the middle class?

If such provisions are their to persuade the Evangelicals to vote for it, is it really a tax reform bill any more or just special interest legislation tied to critical legislation being rushed through at the end of the year?

3. D Robb
     (11/30/2017 1:39:26 PM)
     Message ID #294492

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Exactly. It is a huge gift box for the rich, and that are adding whatever is needed to get votes.
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