Congressional Republican candor: everyone hates our tax plan except the CEOs we depend on for campaign millions


#21

I think this just shows the “big CEOs” don’t hire, nor listen to any economists, and they are shitty economists themselves. Republican economic programs invariably tank the economy. Sure, you get more of that sweet, sweet inequality. But that doesn’t boost your profits.

You know what boosts your profits? When everyone can afford to buy your products. Remember the 1950s? No you don’t. The 1950s saw the lowest inequality in history, and corporations made vast profits.

But it’s more fun to think you’ve got it all figured out, and get busy punishing the poor.


#22

Congressional Republican = criminals & traitors


#23

More like representation without taxation, for the super-rich at least.


#24


#25

The richest 1% now owns more than half of all the world’s household wealth, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. And they say inequality is only going to get worse over the coming years, with millennials having a particularly tough time.

Feel the trickle.

Edit: Illustrated the trickle:

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#26

I’d say that they’re not pretending anymore, but I’ve been saying that since Prince Bush was in office. It doesn’t seem to make a difference to all those temporarily embarrassed millionaires who will be able to take advantage of the GOP plan anydayrealsoonnow.


#27

“eg sitting on the beach while your butler opens the checks your fund-manager sends you”

Too active. Think even more passively…


#28

Ah, nothing like “trickle-down” economics to revive the economy.

(I’d advise keeping your mouth closed though.)


#29


#30

Somebody please raise their hand in support. Somebody?:


#31

Time to get other donors!


#32

How about this: a Kickstarter to fund the campaign coffers of any (yes, ANY) Congressperson who passes tax reform that, instead of giving a tax break to the wealthy and corporations, raises their taxes instead. I don’t care if you’re Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Libertarian, or Vogon; if you reverse this tax plan, raise the effective tax rate for the 1% and corporations (mostly by eliminating the loopholes and taxing capital gains as regular income), you get your money from the 99% rather than the 1%.


#33

What the absolute FUCK:


#34

It just isn’t a week in America if Republicans aren’t threatening to take an axe to huge swaths of the economy and millions of people’s health security with 72 hours’ notice.


#35

I’m so fucking glad we don’t live in the US :smiley:, and so fucking sorry I have family that do. :cold_sweat:


#36

That too!


#37

“Republicans just can’t help themselves. They’re so determined to provide tax giveaways to the rich that they’re willing to raise premiums on millions of middle-class Americans and kick 13 million people off their health care. Rather than learning the lessons from their failure to repeal health care, Republicans are doubling down on the same partisan strategy that would throw our health care system into chaos.” C Schumer

Sadly he and the rest of the Dems can’t do a fucking thing about it.

Que the wrecking balls.

Pence is working the CEO’s hard because there were hands down in front of Cohn:

Vice President Mike Pence to CEOS: We need your “full and unwavering support” to get tax reform passed


#38

Wait! et tu John McCain?

WTF?


#39

I’m honestly not sure why you’re so surprised. His “heroic” grandstanding vote against ACA repeal was because he disapproved of how his colleagues brought the bill to the floor, not because he had any sort of ideological problem with its contents. He’s as big on the deregulatory trickle-down bullshit as the rest of them.


#40

I’m not surprised at anything these assholes do anymore that’s the scary thing. An overt wrecking ball to society should have people in the streets but, it doesn’t. So, what next? Social Security?

As for John McCain I hope he dies sooner than later. Good riddance.