Any time the U.S. Government is threatened with the idea of giving some money back to the people, the cash is not going to be pried away from them easily.
Lies will be told. “They’re really hurting you, Americans,” we are told by the media, “by giving your money back!”
Still, thanks to the hard work of President Trump and a cooperative (finally!) Congress, Republicans were able to pass their all-important tax-cut bill through the House of Representatives.
But there were 13 RINOs, or Republicans In Name Only who betrayed their party once again.
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The Daily Caller has taken the trouble to list the “unlucky 13” who voted not to lower taxes.
House Republicans managed to pass the first comprehensive tax reform bill in over three decades Thursday without the support of 13 GOP defectors.
The bill, which passed 227-205, eliminates the state and local tax deduction, a measure designed to compensate residents of high tax states by reducing their federal tax bill. This revenue saving measure sparked opposition from Republican delegations from New Jersey, New York and California, who believe the bill will result in a higher net tax for their constituents.
Here are the 13 GOP members who voted “no” on the bill:
Rep. Tom McClintock of California
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California
Rep. Darrell Issa of California
Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey
Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York
Rep. Pete King of New York
Rep. Daniel Donovan of New York
Rep. John Faso of New York
Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York
Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina
GOP leadership still faces the daunting task of reconciling the House bill with the Senate version now making its way through the Finance Committee. The drafts diverge on a number of key issues and Senate Republicans can only afford two defectors if they hope to pass the bill along party lines under budget resolution rules.
Keep going, Congress, maybe you’ll get that 15% approval rating to come up after all!
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