Day: December 4, 2017

Federal AARP opposes Senate tax bill, calls Medicare cuts and Obamacare mandate repeal ‘troubling’

AARP opposes Senate tax bill, calls Medicare cuts and Obamacare mandate repeal ‘troubling’

AARP, the large lobbying group for older Americans, opposes the Republican-sponsored Senate tax bill. AARP warns the bill could lead to sharp cuts to Medicare, the federal health insurance program for seniors. The group also is concerned the bill will lead to tax increases on many older Americans, and higher Obamacare insurance premiums. Dan Mangan …

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Federal John McCain Claimed He Cares About “Honor” in the Senate. His Tax Vote Shows He Lied.

John McCain Claimed He Cares About “Honor” in the Senate. His Tax Vote Shows He Lied.

Jon Schwarz December 2 2017, 6:55 a.m. Sen. John McCain of Arizona joined 50 fellow Republicans on Friday night in voting yes on a Senate bill that slashes taxes on corporations and billionaires, while enacting the largest tax increase in history on many poorer Americans. That McCain supports such policies is no surprise, given his ideological history. …

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Federal Chuck Grassley Says Working Class People Don’t Deserve Tax Cuts Because They Spend Their Money On Booze And Women

Chuck Grassley Says Working Class People Don’t Deserve Tax Cuts Because They Spend Their Money On Booze And Women

By Jason Easley on Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017 at 6:11 pm Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) suggested that rich people deserve tax cuts more than working class people because working class people spend all of their money on booze, women, or movies. Grassley told the Des Moines Register, “I think not having the estate tax recognizes …

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Federal Editorial Board: The GOP’s big tax win is a loss for the rest of us

Editorial Board: The GOP’s big tax win is a loss for the rest of us

By The Times Editorial Board Dec 02, 2017 | 4:00 AM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives a thumbs-up as he and his Director of Operations Stephanie Muchow head for the Senate floor in Washington on Dec. 1. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) Congressional Republicans finally appear poised for a signal legislative achievement after …

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