Is Rand Paul’s Tax Vote Up In The Air?
Article from The Street by John Pickering.
Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, raised questions about how he will vote on the Republican-backed tax plan by tweeting he “cannot in good conscience vote to add more to the already massive $20 trillion debt.”
Paul, who voted to move tax legislation out of the Senate, said, “I promised Kentucky to vote against reckless, deficit spending and I will do just that.”
It wasn’t clear whether Paul’s tweet referred to the tax bill that Congress is considering, which is estimated by the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation to add more than $1 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years, or to a spending bill that has to be passed by Dec. 22 to keep the government running.
A shutdown that would have started last week was averted after senators on Thursday, Dec. 7, voted to approve a two-week spending bill.
Read the entire article at The Street.
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This Tax Bill is not being well received by general public. What we have been told and what is true are not the same. We can see what this is really about. We are angry. Alabama just said it loud and clear. The deficit is high, we have many natural disasters we are paying for and while those that have money to invest seem to be doing well the facts are much different in the real world. Food prices are rising almost monthly. A great number of states raised their property taxes along with utilities and just basic needs of life. We are paying attention to the blatant disregard the Republican Congress is showing America. The tax bill, FCC net neutrality, EPA safeguards removed and the way the party continues to handle the morality of it’s members. I don’t live in your state. But I do live in our country. Please do your best to stop the insanity that is happening. Morale of our country is sinking as I have never witnessed or thought possible.
Every time tax cuts are enacted revenue to the treasury increases. Problem is they spend it all instead of paying down the debt.
Why is it that every time we have tax reform, out debt increases? I don’t believe they are trying to cut anything, they just keep adding more. Why don’t they defund Planned Parenthood, get rid of ObamaCare and other programs that just benefit just certain segments of our country. I’m disgusted with our government leaders!