Ok! So, now we know.
Sometimes it is hard to hide the truth. Lies only go so far. Facts are facts and, in 'the light of day' reality tends to shine through. The hard truth about the proposed tax cuts for the wealthy has been known since the day the proposal was put forth. But, congressional representatives and senators have lied about the effects of the proposed tax bill and the 'people' have, apparently, swallowed the lies. A little bit of simple arithmetic reveals what happens under the guise of 'improving the tax code'.
All things considered, Lying simply becomes unviable as an option.
In spite of repeated false promises by Republican lawmakers and in the face of objective analysis, McConnell conceded the truth, "I misspoke on that," McConnell told Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg.
if you lie to the government, it is a felony - but if your senator or representative in congress lies to you, it is protected speech... it is their Religious 'right' to lie to you
It almost sounds reasonable... "You can't guarantee that absolutely no one sees a tax increase"... using the words 'absolutely' and 'guarantee' seems rational, seems intelligent, seems equitable, seems like a whole lot of positive things, but in truth it is a lie. It is a lie underneath the deception.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Republican Representative Darrell Issa said he can’t vote for the current version of the GOP tax bill.
... he doesn’t think the individual tax cuts will [stimulate the economy], and they'll hit some Americans unevenly.
“They say the average person is going to get a reduction, and yet many, many people in my district are going to see a tax increase because we have wanted to give tax reductions over and above those that stimulate the economy,” said Issa, who is considered one of the most vulnerable members in next year's election. “I am concerned about making sure we don’t give away so much that isn’t economically necessary and then at the same time tell certain people that they have to pay tax increases.”
Issa pointed to the elimination of the deduction on state and local taxes as an example, saying that people shouldn’t be taxed twice on the same money. One in three Californians use the deduction, the loss of which has been a sticking point for members in other high-tax states.
“I don’t think paying your state income tax involuntarily is a loophole,” Issa said. “Very few people would say that state income tax is a loophole.”
A week ago, the New York Republican shockingly admitted he does not care that the plan to make the middle class pay for handouts to billionaires and corporations is deeply unpopular with voters. Asked to respond to the bill’s extreme unpopularity with voters, he literally responded, “Who cares?” When it comes to his donors, however, that’s another matter.
“My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again,'” Collins said. In other words, Collins is pushing for something his voters don’t want so his rich donors will keep giving him money to stay in office.
It is obvious that the Republican plot to benefit the rich has nothing to do with the majority of Americans they represent. But it’s quite a stunning admission to make out loud.
Republicans in congress are trying to ram through massive tax cuts for the rich to satisfy wealthy donors. If the party's tax push fails, "the financial contributions will stop."
David Sirota, reporter with the International Business Times, responded by noting that it is both "laudably honest for Graham to admit this" and "a repulsive glimpse of how politicans see so many public policies as private financial transactions between them and their donors."
And, finally there are the American people. We will have a chance to speak the truth. We must forget whatever it was that caused us to elect these people in the first place. We are looking the truth in the face. The millions of us who are the essence of this nation do not count to those making the laws. They are now on record as having said exactly that. They are there in congress working for the wealthy elite and for nobody else.
Let's start voting for the truth !!!