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SCREWED: Senate Version of Tax Plan Has Special Tax for Silicon Valley Techies

SCREWED: Senate Version of Tax Plan Has Special Tax for Silicon Valley Techies

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Mark Zuckerberg would like everyone in America to have a guaranteed income, free college tuition and a bed time wish.  The billionaires in Silicon Valley have demanded higher taxes in Sacramento and Washington, but used the tax code to make themselves even richer.  Now the U.S. […]

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed a tax overhaul that does away with deductions for all state income and property taxes, going further than the version proposed by the House and delivering a blow to residents high-tax states, according to senators briefed on the plan.

Jeff Flake won’t seek re-election, says GOP has changed too much

Jeff Flake won’t seek re-election, says GOP has changed too much

Why the New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is a Dud, and Why the Narrative Justifying It is Wrong

Why the New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is a Dud, and Why the Narrative Justifying It is Wrong

While President Donald Trump’s response to the bipartisan health care proposal on Capitol Hill has slid from optimistic to negative, and then back to optimistic, he would be right to move away from this deal. … companies that were promised Obamacare subsidies for offering higher-level plans at a cost below their value. As The Daily […]

Senators announce bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare markets

Senators announce bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare markets

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved closer Tuesday to a rare, bipartisan deal to fix parts of the Affordable Care Act as a pair of leading senators announced an agreement designed to stabilize health insurance markets.

Mitch McConnell laments Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ for Republican-controlled Congress

Mitch McConnell laments Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ for Republican-controlled Congress

President Trump’s “excessive expectations” for legislative victories in Republican-controlled Congress are frustrating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Attendees at a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky gathered on Monday to hear Mr. McConnell explain why Republican lawmakers have been unable to deliver major legislative accomplishments for the president. The senator pushed back against the perception that […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 22-29/Day 184-190) Week 27

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 22-29/Day 184-190) Week 27

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 22 (Day 184): More than 150 protest “fake news” at CNN headquarters More than 150 protesters showed their disgust of “fake news” at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. With signs reading “FNN #FakeNewsNetwork” and others targeting the networks’ advertisers such as AT&T and Microsoft, protesters chanted “CNN fake news!” […]

Remember Obamacare Movement: Removing Turncoat Republicans — A Look at How Obamacare Republicans Voted this week in the U.S. Senate  

Remember Obamacare Movement: Removing Turncoat Republicans — A Look at How Obamacare Republicans Voted this week in the U.S. Senate  

. By Michael Hernandez   A+ List:        Maine Senator Susan Collins (Re-election:  2020)                      Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (Re-election:  2020)                      Arizona Senator John McCain (Re-election:  2022) Offense:        Voted down “skinny” […]

Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems

Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw in the white flag on Obamacare repeal on Friday, admitting defeat and telling his Republicans in a voice that seemed close to cracking that it’s “time to move on” to other matters. And all the Democrats go: We won. “This is clearly a disappointing moment,” McConnell said, on the […]

Promise Broken: Sens. McCain, Murkowski, and Collins Tank Obamacare Repeal Bill

Promise Broken: Sens. McCain, Murkowski, and Collins Tank Obamacare Repeal Bill

by SEAN MORAN Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Health Care Freedom Act, known as the “skinny repeal” bill, failed to pass through the Senate. The Health Care Freedom Act failed 49-51. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted against the bill. Sens. McCain and Murkowski pledged repeatedly to repeal Obamacare, whereas […]

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