Two changes to tax reform that could lead to a blockbuster win for all Americans

Over the past ten months, the Republican party has held the White House and both chambers of Congress and, have time and time again, failed to make good on their promises. If the GOP wants to prove to the American people that they are fit to remain in control of Washington, they need to deliver big on campaign promises by making two simple changes to tax reform: Make tax cuts go into effect in 2018 and repeal ObamaCare’s despised individual mandate.

The Washington Times has the details:

First, make the tax cuts go into effect in 2018. The Senate bill, which the Senate Finance Committee unveiled last week, delays the implementation of the corporate tax rate reduction to 20 percent until 2019. 

But why wait until 2019 (after the 2018 elections, it is worth noting), when Americans are ready for economic growth today? Republicans have described the anticipated economic growth that is likely to result from the rate reduction, but the Senate is poised to forego that benefit for an additional year.

A second way to win with tax reform? Repeal ObamaCare’s much-despised individual mandate. The mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase government-approved health insurance, or else pay a “penalty” (a tax), is one of the least popular aspects of ObamaCare. It is also one of the biggest tax hikes in U.S. history.

Tax reform is not merely an avenue for repealing the mandate – it is the best avenue to do so. After all, the individual mandate was upheld by the Supreme Court only because of Chief Justice John Roberts’ sleight of hand that turned ObamaCare’s “penalty” for non-compliance with the individual mandate into a “tax.”

Americans deserve relief from ObamaCare, long over-due tax cuts, and economic growth. The GOP-controlled Congress has every opportunity to deliver on their campaign promises and it’s time that they put their mind to it and provide America with a major win!

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds House for Passing Tax Bill, Calls for Obamacare Individual Mandate Repeal

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the House of Representatives’ passage of a bill to reform our tax code.

“Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our network of grassroots activists applaud the House for passing a comprehensive tax reform bill that will allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and help stimulate economic growth that will benefit every citizen. While the House bill would go a long way toward reforming our tax code to make it flatter, simpler and fairer, we will work with our Tax Reform Coalition activists and partners to make some key improvements to the package – like repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate – that will provide Americans with more freedom from an overbearing federal government. We look forward to working with Representatives and Senators to ensure the final bill delivers on the principles set by President Trump.”

 

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URL:  https://www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com/tea-party-patr…mandate-repeal

Martin: Franken Allegations “Revolting,” Congress Must Be Transparent About Taxpayer-Funded Sexual Misconduct Payments

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to radio host Leeann Tweeden’s allegations of sexual misconduct by now-Senator Al Franken and the photo of him groping her. Earlier this week, Jenny Beth wrote a column for The Hill, calling for Congress to be transparent about claims of sexual misconduct against Members and staff and about taxpayer-funded payments to alleged victims.

“The allegations made by Leeann Tweeden against now-Senator Al Franken are revolting, and the image of him groping her while she slept provides hard evidence to back up her story. Senators should be outraged about the gross misconduct of their colleague, Senator Franken. Coupled with revelations from earlier this week that Congress has a secret taxpayer-funded ‘Shush Fund’ that has paid more than $15 million to people who have accused Members of Congress or congressional staff of workplace violations, including sexual misconduct, it is beyond clear that Congress must get serious about its apparent cover-up culture. The American people have a right to know – immediately – on whose behalf these settlements were made. These payments were made with our hard-earned tax dollars.”

 

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URL:  https://www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com/martin-franken…nduct-payments

Action Items – November 13 – 17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13 – 17″ font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”call” css=”.vc_custom_1509387946135{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #c11d1f !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”THIS WEEK’S CALL” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This week’s tax reform briefing will be Friday, November 17th at 2:00pm ET and will feature Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Trump Administration.

Dial-in information and instructions are listed below and we look forward to hearing from you.

Conference Phone Number: (855) 556-2716

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This past Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee released its tax bill, and we have provided analysis below not only of what is in the Senate bill, but also a summary of the differences between the Senate bill and the House bill.

Overall, we remain encouraged that Republicans in Congress are tackling tax reform, and that we have a real shot of establishing a tax code that will be simpler, flatter, and fairer.

The Senate bill includes the following:

  • Seven income tax brackets: 10%, 12%, 22.5%, 25%, 32.5%, 35%, and 38.5%
  • A full repeal of the SALT deduction (the state and local tax deduction). Unlike the House plan, which would allow people to deduct up to $10,000 of taxes paid on property to state and local entities (while eliminating people’s ability to deduct state and local income and sales taxes paid), the Senate version goes one step further and eliminates all SALT deductions.
  • The top income tax rate would be 38.5%, whereas the House version’s top rate is 39.6%
  • The corporate tax rate would be reduced to 20% from 35%, and the cut would be permanent. Unlike the House version, which would put the corporate tax rate reduction into effect in 2018, the Senate version waits until 2019.
  • The mortgage interest deduction is maintained at the current tax code’s cap of $1 million of debt, whereas the House bill would reduce that amount to $500,000 of mortgage debt.
  • Like the House version, the Senate version doubles the exclusion amount for the estate tax. Unlike the House’s version, however, the Senate version does not gradually repeal the estate tax.
  • For multinational corporations, their accumulated offshore earnings would be taxed at 10 percent for cash holdings and 5 percent for non-cash holdings. This contrasts with the House version, where offshore earnings would be taxed at 14 percent for cash holdings and 7 percent for non-cash holdings.

Americans are ready for tax relief and job growth. Our economy is in desperate need of a boost, and reforming the tax code is the best chance we have of reenergizing our economy.

Last week, we heard from Congressman Steve King on a briefing on Thursday. Congressman King explained two options for improving the tax reform bills. The first would be an amendment to repeal the individual mandate in ObamaCare. That mandate alone is very costly to families, so eliminating it would provide much-needed relief in families’ budgets.

The second proposal Congressman King discussed is a proposal he has authored, the New IDEA Act, which could be added as another amendment to the bill. His proposal is a commonsense idea that would not allow companies to deduct their expenses (wages and benefits) for illegal immigrants. This is an important proposal that not only would allow us to get serious about our nation’s immigration laws, but would also save money.

  1. Please call both of your U.S. Senators and and your U.S. representative urge them to support tax reform. You can reach them by dialing the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and asking for their offices.
  2. Download our Tax Reform How-to-Guide below and sign our tax reform petition. Our petitions are the easiest and most effective way to make your voice heard.
  3. Read our talking points below and use them when calling Congress. Also be sure to check out our new talking points for business owners.
  4. Use our sample press release to announce you’ve joined the tax reform coalition.
  5. Use our sample letter to the editor to write a letter. Let us know when you get it published.
  6. Please check out FreedomWorks’ tax reform page.
  7. Please share your tax reform story with us. How you would benefit from tax reform?
  8. Consider hosting a house party. We have house party kits available now, and we will ship one to you so you can host an effective house party.
  9. Help us grow the tax reform coalition by inviting others to join.
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  • The U.S. tax code is a complicated mess and a drain on the economy.
  • Americans waste time and money preparing their taxes each year because our tax code is so complicated.
  • Tax reform in our country is long overdue.
  • Americans want a tax code that is flatter, with fewer brackets.
  • Americans want a tax code that is simpler, with less need to employ accountants and tax attorneys to navigate the code.
  • Our current tax system slows economic growth, and reduces opportunity and wages for all Americans.
  • President Trump campaigned on pro-growth tax reform, and the American people stand behind him on that goal.
  • Americans are ready for tax reform that moves our nation forward.
  • The proposed tax reform will make the United States a better place to invest and do business.
  • The House and Senate tax bills address many of the most serious problems plaguing our tax code, including excessively high tax rates for corporations and incentives for businesses to move abroad.
  • Both tax bills include much-needed simplifications, especially eliminating the SALT (state and local tax) deductions for sales and income taxes, and, in the Senate version, even state and local property taxes.
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Jenny Beth’s Journal: How Congress deals with its sexual harassment accusations — at the taxpayers’ expense

Have you ever wondered how Congress manages claims of sexual harassments against members and its staffers? We call it the “shush fund,” filled with taxpayer dollars to hush up and pay off those who accuse members of Congress and their staffers of sexual misconduct.

The Hill has the commentary:

So the [Congressional Accountability Act] CAA created the “Office of Compliance” to deal with such issues. Complainants begin the dispute resolution process with a mandatory (yes, really) course of counseling that can last up to 30 days. Only after completing the compulsory counseling may a complainant pursue mediation. That, too, can last up to 30 days. If mediation fails to resolve the issue to the complainant’s satisfaction, she or he can then go to an administrative hearing, or file a federal lawsuit.

Here’s the kicker: If the dispute is resolved in favor of the complainant (read: victim), funds for the settlement don’t come out of the offender’s personal bank account, or his or her campaign account. Instead, they come out of a secret account maintained by the Office of Compliance. It is so secret, in fact, that taxpayers don’t even know they are funding it.

According to the Washington Post, there were 235 complainants received compensation totaling $15.2 million between 1997 and 2014. That’s more than one settlement per month for 17 years and nearly $1 million per year. We, the taxpayers, have no idea on whose behalf we’ve been paying to settle these sexual harassment claims. That’s wrong.

Congress’ way of dealing with these cases is unfair to taxpayers and unjust for the accuser and the accusee, who are not granted a fair trial. Congress would rather abuse tax dollars and sweep any ‘sensitive mess’ under the rug. Hard-working Americans deserve to know which Senators, Representatives or staffers are using their tax dollars to pay off victims of sexual misconduct.

The year may end with tax reform

Christmas may come early for those eager for some tax relief! House Republican will vote on their tax reform legislation this week and, if passed through both chambers, will hopefully be on the president’s desk by year-end.

CNBC has the details:

The GOP aims to pass a plan to chop tax rates for businesses and individuals by the end of the year to fulfill a key campaign promise. Lawmakers argue that changing the tax code will spark economic growth and boost job creation and wages.

In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, McCarthy contended that the House and Senate can quickly reconcile the differences and get a final bill to Trump’s desk by the end of the year.

“I do not think it will take long until we come back with that final version,” the California Republican said.

Americans need tax reform that is simpler, flatter and fairer! Both chambers need to settle their differences and pass tax reform that will provide economic relief for all. Help Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund ensure that Congress keeps its promises and tax reform legislation makes its way to the president’s desk by the end of the year.

November 13, 2017

 

The United States Senate

Washington, DC 20515

 

Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden and Senate Finance Committee Members,

 

Congress has before it a generational opportunity to reform and simplify the broken U.S. tax code, ensuring that Americans keep more of what they earn while unleashing our economy to grow and create jobs. Key to this effort is updating our tax laws to keep pace with new economic realities.

We write to commend Chairman Hatch for including in his Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposal important legislation, the New Economy Works to Guarantee Independence and Growth (NEW GIG) Act of 2017 (S. 1549), which would simplify and modernize our tax code to meet the needs of service providers in one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

This legislation introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) would update the tax code and bring it in line with the new sharing, or “gig” economy while settling a long-running classification debate.

The NEW GIG Act would clarify the classification of freelance-style workers that serve client needs through apps provided by companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Grubhub, Postmates, Handy as well as traditional independent contractors such as computer consultants, freelance writers, and delivery drivers. A recent survey revealed that the freelance workforce grew three times faster than the overall workforce since 2014 and freelancing is extremely popular across all age groups. Millennials, retirees as well as Americans of all ages are taking advantage of the freedom, flexibility and extra income of independent work.

As Sen. Thune said, “the legislation creates a safe harbor for those who meet a set of objective tests that would qualify them as an independent contractor, both for income and employment tax purposes.”

The bill also makes it easier for independent contractors who work on these “on-demand economy” platforms to file their taxes. Our tax code should not hinder the increasing number of Americans that seek jobs as independent contractors to fit their lifestyle, schedule, and financial needs.

The legislative language proposed by Sen. Thune and Rep. Rice – and incorporated into the Chairman’s mark – would simplify the tax code for gig economy platforms and their independent contractors. The clarity and stability that the NEW GIG Act would achieve will pay great dividends in the future of our economy.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell, former Treasurer of Ohio

 

Jenny Beth Martin

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman

 

Adam Brandon

President, FreedomWorks

 

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 11/13/17

CALENDAR:

The House will return Monday, with first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House is scheduled to hold its last vote no later than 3 PM Thursday. The Senate also returns on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Thursday.

LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:

The House came back to work last Monday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules.

On Tuesday, they took up and passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. The bill passed by a vote of 242-181. Then they passed H.R. 3911, the Risk-Based Credit Examination Act, under Suspension of the Rules, by a vote of 389-32.

On Wednesday, the House voted for the Rule to consider H.R. 2201, the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act.  They also took up and passed H.R. 4173, the Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017, under Suspension of the Rules.

Then they took up and passed H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Modernization Act, by a vote of 257-166.

Later that day, the House took up and passed H.R. 3705, the Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017, under Suspension of the Rules, by a vote of 422-10.

On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 2201, the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act, by a vote of 232-188.

And then they were done.

THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:

The House will return Monday, with four bills teed up for consideration under Suspension of the Rules, and one Resolution.

On Tuesday, they’ll bring up three more bills under Suspension of the Rules. Then they are scheduled to move to consideration of H.R. 2810, the Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act, and H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act.

On Wednesday, the House will consider five more bills under Suspension of the Rules.

The House Rules Committee has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to consider the Rule for consideration of H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, so I expect we’ll see that on the floor Thursday.

And then they’ll be done and gone for their Thanksgiving break.

LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:

The Senate came back to work last Tuesday, and voted to confirm John Gibson to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense. The vote to confirm was 91-7.

Then the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Steven Engel to be Assistant Attorney General, and then later that same afternoon, the Senate voted to confirm him to that job. Both the vote to invoke cloture and the vote to confirm were 51-47.

Later Tuesday, the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Peter Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. And on Wednesday, the Senate voted to confirm him. The vote to confirm was 49-46.

Later Wednesday, the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of William Wehrum to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. And on Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm him to that job. The vote to confirm was 49-46.

Later Thursday, the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Derek Kan, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.

THIS WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:

The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM. That will be a vote to confirm Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. And then we’ll see more votes on nominations for the rest of the week – Steven Bradbury to serve as General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency, Donald Coggins, Jr. to be a federal district judge in South Carolina, and Dabney Langhorne Friedrich to be a federal district judge in the District of Columbia.

AT&T-TIME WARNER MERGER:

On the possible AT&T-Timer Warner merger, the Department of Justice has told AT&T that it would have to divest either the Turner television unit – which includes CNN – or DirecTV in order to win the Department’s approval for the merger. Rather than go along with the divestment, AT&T is said to be preparing for a court battle, and, according to the WSJ, “arguing the opposition is politically motivated since there is no overlap between the two companies’ businesses lines.”

CLINTON EMAILS:

An early May 2016 draft of former FBI Director James Comey’s statement terminating the Clinton email investigation says she had been “grossly negligent” in her handling of classified information, according to newly reported memos to Congress.

That tough language was softened significantly before the memo was released – Comey merely charged her with being “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information.

That change is significant, because federal law says gross negligence can be punished criminally, with fines or incarceration.

Said the original draft, “There is evidence to support a conclusion that Secretary Clinton, and others, used the email server in a manner that was grossly negligent with respect to the handling of classified information.” According to a source who has seen the original draft, that original version was softened on or around June 10.

The documents sent to Congress did not include information indicating who recommended the textual changes. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley sent a letter Monday to current FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding to know who made the changes, and what was his or her thinking.

In other Clinton email news, last Friday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg dismissed a pair of lawsuits from Judicial Watch and Cause of Action Institute that were seeking to force the State Department to continue its search for Hillary Clinton’s emails.

This same judge’s earlier ruling dismissing the suits was overturned by a panel of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, so we’ll have to wait to see what the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals does now.

GUNS:

As of Labor Day, Rep. Richard Hudson’s H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, has 212 cosponsors in the House. Importantly, the 209th Member of Congress to add his name as a cosponsor is Rep. Bob Goodlatte of VA, who is serving his last term as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over the bill.

In the Senate, the companion legislation is Sen. John Cornyn’s S. 446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. That bill has 38 cosponsors.

The bills would do just what they sound like they would do – amend federal law to allow qualified individuals “to carry a concealed handgun into or posses a concealed handgun in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms.”

Despite near-majority support in the House and significant support in the Senate, neither bill has moved out of committee.

IRS:

The good news is, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s term of office is done as of last week, and we can’t say “good riddance” fast enough. On his way out the door, he took his revenge on the Republicans he thinks made his life miserable for the last four years by having the IRS finally begin to enforce ObamaCare’s employer mandate. At his direction, the IRS has sent out thousands of penalty letters to businesses the IRS believes are not complying with that employer mandate. No one is sure just how many businesses could be hit with penalties and interest, but by some estimates cited by the Wall Street Journal, it will be in the tens of thousands.

The CBO estimated in 2015 that employers would owe $9 billion in FY 2016 and $13 billion in FY 2017.

JUDICIARY:

Our allies at Judicial Crisis Network last week announced a campaign to support the confirmation of Kyle Duncan to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans. The two-week ad campaign features a Duncan testimonial by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. Duncan was one of the attorneys representing the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty in the Hobby Lobby ObamaCare challenge.

OBAMACARE:

Last Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office released its score for repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate. According to CBO, repealing the individual mandate would save the federal government $338 billion over the next decade, and would result in 13 million more people being uninsured. Of course, we would say that’s 13 million more people exercising their own healthcare freedom to make their own decision not to buy a product they can’t afford and don’t want.

House and Senate GOP leaders are still considering whether or not they should add a provision repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate to the tax reform bills currently working their way through House and Senate. No decisions have yet been made, other than the House GOP Leadership’s decision not to add ObamaCare individual mandate repeal to the House version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act during the Ways and Means Committee markup session last week.

RUSSIA PROBE:

The best piece of analysis in a long time on the Russia probe is Kim Strassel’s Friday column in the Wall Street Journal. Entitled “Lifting the Steele Curtain,” she makes the argument that the Steele dossier – constructed by a former British intelligence agent working for Fusion GPS for its clients, the Clinton for President campaign and the Democratic National Committee – is “one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history.” As she points out, it’s the first time in memory that a campaign commissioned opposition research on its opponent, then took the results of that opposition research, handed it to the federal government, which then began an investigation of its claims and then leaked the existence of that investigation to the media, leading the media to write that the campaign’s opponent was under investigation by the federal government. I commend the entire column to your attention, and you can find it in this week’s Suggested Reading.

SPENDING:

We’re now less than one month away from Congress’ December 8 deadline to pass a bill funding the government, and by all accounts, they’re going to need more time. So look for both House and Senate to pass a short-term Continuing Resolution after they come back from the Thanksgiving break. I expect that extension will last less than a month, so they can finalize details on an omnibus spending package that will get us through the end of the fiscal year next September, and then bring that bill to the floor for a vote before Christmas. Of course, they didn’t plan on a hurricane spending supplemental appropriations bill, so even a Christmas deadline is optimistic – one senior GOP legislative aide quoted by The Hill suggested, “That is an unrealistic timeline. It will take AT LEAST a solid legislative month once we get a topline …”

TAX REFORM:

After a four-day markup session, the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday finally approved, on a 24-16 party-line vote, H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, and sent it to the Rules Committee for floor consideration. As mentioned above, House leaders currently plan to bring the tax reform bill to the floor of the House on Wednesday of this week.

The bill cuts the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, shrinks the number of brackets on the individual side from seven to four, and cuts tax rates for all incomes under $1 million. As amended, it would eliminate the tax deduction for state and local income and sales taxes, but would allow for a deduction of up to $10,000 on property taxes.

Importantly, changes were made during the markup session that brought on board the National Federation of Independent Business, which endorsed the bill after it came out of markup on Thursday. U.S. Rep. Steve King got a long-sought provision added, which would save an estimated $20 billion by requiring people claiming the child tax credit to provide a Social Security for their child, to prevent illegal immigrants from claiming the credit. The popular adoption tax credit was restored during the markup session.

Meanwhile, Senate GOP leaders unveiled their version of tax reform on Thursday.

The Senate bill contains both many similarities to and several significant differences from the House bill. While both bills drop the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, the Senate version delays that tax reduction for one year, so it doesn’t go into effect until 2019.

This would have two effects – one fiscal, and one economic. On the fiscal front, delaying the tax cut by a year would reduce the so-called “cost” of the provision – that is, it would delay the drop in revenues collected by the Treasury that would be associated with a significant rate cut. In the Senate, they’re trying to fit the tax cut into a $1.5 trillion cut over ten years, so all the tax cuts contained in the bill can be made permanent.

On the economic front, we’d likely see a rush of businesses putting money toward capital investment, as businesses took advantage of full expensing against a 35 percent tax rate rather than wait a year and lose that extra 15 percent savings. But as Art Laffer points out, that would also mean lots of tax avoidance and sheltering next year – and that would likely include more offshoring. A delay in the drop in the corporate tax rate would deter foreign investment from coming to the United States in 2018, and that could lead to a loss of revenue to the government, perhaps as much as $100 billion.

There are other differences between the Senate bill and the House bill. In the Senate bill, though they cut taxes on the individual side, they drop the top tax rate to 38.5 percent. The Senate bill would also keep deductions for medical expenses and for student loan interest that the House bill eliminates. And the Senate bill would completely eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes, rather than keeping the $10,000 deduction for property taxes now found in the House bill. That’s because in the Senate, no GOP Senators represent CA, NY, NJ, IL, or CT, the high-tax states whose GOP Representatives have been pitching a fit.

Further, the Senate bill would maintain the deduction for mortgage interest on loans up to $1 million, while the House bill cuts that threshold to $500,000.

The Senate bill includes an increase in the child tax credit from $1000 to $1,650, while the House bill raises it to $1,600. Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee say that $1,650 is still too low, and want to raise it to $2,000.

I’ve included a link in the Suggested Reading to a piece from the Daily Signal that compares the House and Senate tax bills to current law.

The Senate Finance Committee will hold its markup session on its bill beginning Monday afternoon at 3 PM. More than 350 amendments have been filed.

URANIUM ONE:

Last Tuesday evening, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs led a Special Order on the House floor to discuss the Uranium One scandal. Joining him in the Special Order were Reps. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Scott Perry, Ted Yoho, and Jody Hice. I’ve included a link to Rep. Biggs’ press release about the Special Order in the Suggested Reading, and from that press release you can find links to video of each of the Congressmen addressing the topic.

SUGGESTED READING:

JENNY BETH MARTIN/TEA PARTY PATRIOTS:

Hill: Jenny Beth Martin: Tax Reform Must Help Workers In America’s New Sharing Economy

WT: Jenny Beth Martin: Russia’s Century of Disinformation Campaigns

AGENDA:

Hill: This Week: House GOP Pushes Tax Reform Vote

AT&T-TIME WARNER:

CNN: AT&T Takeover Of Time Warner Hits Snag With DOJ As Dispute Goes Public

WSJ: Regulators Seek Significant Asset Sales in AT&T Deal for Time Warner

CLINTON EMAILS:

Hill: Early Comey Memo Accused Clinton Of Gross Negligence On Emails

WT: FBI Originally Deemed Clinton ‘Grossly Negligent’ in Handling of Secret Emails

WT: Botched Russia Assessment Raises Questions of Intel Chiefs’ Motives

Hill: Judge Dismisses Lawsuits over Clinton Emails

GUNS:

SRC: We Have the Votes To Pass National Concealed Carry, but the Terrible Twins Are Blocking It

IRS:

IRS: Koskinen’s Parting Gift from the IRS

JUDICIARY:

WE: Judicial Crisis Network Launches Ad Campaign For Federal Appeals Judge Nominee From Louisiana

NYT: Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.

OBAMACARE:

WE: Trump Readies Executive Order To Unravel ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

Politico: CBO: ObamaCare Mandate Repeal Would Reduce Deficit By $338 Billions

RUSSIA PROBE:

WSJ: Strassel: Lifting the Steele Curtain

SPENDING:

Politico: Democrats Emboldened After Elections – But Still Wary Of Shutdown Talks

Hill: GOP Lawmaker Says Congress Won’t Meet Dec. 8 Spending Deadline

TAX REFORM:

RC: Small Business Concerns Threaten GOP Tax Overhaul

WaPo: Senate GOP Tax Bill Could Delay Corporate Tax Cut and Make Other Major Changes that Break Sharply with House Plan

Hill: GOP Criticism Of Tax Bill Grows But Few Are Ready To Vote Against It

Politico: Senate GOP Could Struggle To Match House On Taxes

Forbes: Tax Reform Means Tax Cuts For All Americans, Regardless Of Income

Politico: GOP Drubbing Scrambles Tax Reform Outlook

Politico: House Leaders Race To Round Up Tax Votes

BI: The Group That Represents America’s Small Businesses Reverses Its Position on the New GOP Tax Bill

Politico: House GOP Punches Big Hole In Plan With Tax Avoidance Charges

Politico: Senate GOP’s Tax Bill Points To Nasty Fight Ahead

WaPo: Hatch: The Senate Tax Bill Is Exactly What the Middle Class Needs

Politico: House Committee Advances Tax Overhaul Bill

Hill: Adoption Tax Credit Restores After Conservative Backlash

Ways And Means: 5 Fast Facts About How Tax Cuts, Jobs Act Delivers Tax Relief To Americans

DS: A Tale of Two Tax Bills: Comparing the House, Senate Reform Plans

Politico: Brady: House Will Not Accept Repeal of State, Local Tax Deduction

CNBC: Kudlow: A Pro-Growth GOP Tax Cut Is on the Way — This Year

URANIUM ONE:

Congressman Andy Biggs: House Republican Members Renew Focus On Robert Mueller, James Comey, Uranium One, Fusion GPS, The Trump Dossier, Hillary Clinton And The Clinton Foundation

MISCELLANEOUS:

GQ: Inside Donald Trump’s Election Night War Room

Esquire: Election 2016 Behind The Scenes

Daily Beast: Bannon Protégée Gets A New Job In The White House – And Its Not Going Well

NBC News: Bad Night For Trump Sets Stage For More GOP Infighting

WaPo: Woman Says Roy Moore Initiated Sexual Encounter When She Was 14, He Was 32

WaPo: Trump, McConnell Call Upon Roy Moore To Exit Alabama Race “If These Allegations Are True”

Politico: Republicans Might Be Stuck With Roy Moore

RC: Will Sexual Allegations Sink Roy Moore Campaign?

Hill: Moore Defends Himself as Pressure Mounts

WaPo: Trump Casts Doubt on Allegations Against Moore, Leaving Republicans an Impossible Choice

Hill: Republicans Float Pushing Back Alabama Special Election

USAT: ‘Much Ado About Very Little’: Roy Moore Allegations Met with Skepticism in Alabama

 

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Calls on Companies to Resume Ads on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement in response to reports that advertisers on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show were caving to pressure from left wing political activists.

“The companies pulling ads from Sean Hannity’s show are trusting fake news over what actually took place. Instead of actually listening to what was a thorough, straightforward interview of a public figure in a highly charged atmosphere, these companies are acting simply on the word of political activists with an extreme agenda. Executives at these companies would never make a business or financial decision on rumor or innuendo, they’d rely on facts. They need to listen to the interview and then immediately resume their sponsorship of a show that has covered this story with honesty and balance.”

https://www.teapartypatriotscitizensfund.com/tea-party-patriots-citizens-fund-calls-on-companies-to-resume-ads-on-sean-hannitys-fox-news-show/

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Action Items for this Week: November 13-17

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Please call your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. representative through the Capitol operator at 202.224.3121 and ask each of them to support two amendments to the tax reform bill — one that would fully repeal the individual mandate, and a second that would be Rep. Kings New IDEA bill.

With tax reform being debated on Capitol Hill, there are two key proposals being discussed. The first would repeal ObamaCare’s insidious individual mandate — the requirement that every American citizen must carry a government-approved health insurance policy. This punitive tax is one of the worst aspects of ObamaCare, and a simple amendment to the tax reform bill could repeal the individual mandate — once and for all.

The second proposal is a bill that Congressman Steve King wrote called the “New IDEA” bill. Congressman King’s bill, which could be added as an amendment to the tax reform bill, prevents businesses from deducting wages and benefits paid to illegal immigrants. Want to get serious about cracking down on our nation’s illegal immigration problem? This is a great way to do it.

Congress needs to hear from us today!

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We invite you to join our tax reform coalition. You can read more about our coalition here.

Please take the following actions this week to put pressure on Congress and the White House to implement meaningful tax reform.

  1. This week, we are continuing to call Congress at 202.224.3121 to encourage ALL members of Congress to support fundamental tax reform. We have suggested talking points for your use below. Be sure to thank House and Senate GOP leadership for working so hard to produce these two tax reform bills.
  2. Please make your voice heard on the topic of tax reform on social media. Suggested tweets are listed to the right.
  3. Download our Tax Reform How-to-Guide.
  4. Sign up to host a house party. House parties are one of the best ways you can amplify our message and help others get involved. Want more information? We are here to help, and we will send you a house party kit with everything you need to host your own successful house party. Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up to participate in and host house parties. Be sure to join the fun!
  5. Sign our tax reform petition. Our petitions are the easiest and most effective way to make your voice heard. And, of course, please share this petition on social media.
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  • The U.S. tax code is a complicated mess and a drain on the economy.
  • Americans waste time and money preparing their taxes each year because our tax code is so complicated.
  • Tax reform in our country is long overdue.
  • Americans want a tax code that is flatter, with fewer brackets.
  • Americans want a tax code that is simpler, with less need to employ accountants and tax attorneys to navigate the code.
  • Our current tax system slows economic growth, and reduces opportunity and wages for all Americans.
  • President Trump campaigned on pro-growth tax reform, and the American people stand behind him on that goal.
  • Americans are ready for tax reform that moves our nation forward.
  • The proposed tax reform will make the United States a better place to invest and do business.
  • The House GOP’s tax bill addresses many of the most serious problems plaguing our tax code, including excessively high tax rates for corporations and incentives for businesses to move abroad.
  • The House and Senate tax bills have much-needed simplifications, including eliminating and reducing many deductions, such as the SALT (state and local tax) deductions for sales and income taxes.
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  • GOP #taxreform will move our country forward. #MAGA
  • .@[INSERT HANDLE FOR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR] America’s job creators need tax reform! #MAGA #tcot
  • GOP #TaxReform is a great step forward. #DraintheSwamp
  • #Draintheswamp and pass  #taxreform!  #tcot
  • Americans want a massive overhaul of the tax code! #MAGA
  • .@POTUS: Please reform and simplify the tax code. #simplerflatterfairer
  • Americans need tax relief now! #tcot  #simplerflatterfairer
  • Thank you @POTUS for prioritizing tax reform!  #simplerflatterfairer
  • Join the #taxreform coalition here: taxreformcoalition.com
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Washington Times: Russia’s century of disinformation campaigns

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Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applaud New GIG Act to be Considered in Tax Bill Markup.

Check out our continued work on the Congressional Exemption from Obamacare.

Check out our continued work on the enforcement of the Open Skies Treaties.
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