GOP Racing to Pass Tax Cuts Before Trump is Forced Out

No time to waste

Republican lawmakers in the Senate say they urgently must pass tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy before the end of the year because of pressure coming from Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“Would it be better to slow down and better think through our tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy? Of course,” says John Thune (R-S.D.), the Senate whip. “Right now our own analysis is showing a $1 trillion addition to the budget deficit even after projected growth in the economy. So, if we had more time we could craft changes that address that and still give our wealthy donors what they want. Unfortunately, time is a luxury we don’t have.”

Must sign before Pence takes over

That’s because Mueller’s investigation is winding down. “With the guilty plea of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, we know the noose is tightening around Trump,” says a Republican leadership insider who asked not to be identified. “Come January we’re going to be forced to impeach Trump. Hence the urgency to get tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy passed soon.”

The source said Vice President Mike Pence, who would assume the presidency after Trump is forced to resign, is a reliable conservative who can be counted on to sign into law any tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. But because much of 2018 would be devoted to impeachment proceedings and the drama in getting him to resign, there would be no time to pass the tax cuts after January.

https://www.amazon.com/TRUMP-Trump2020-America-AmericaFirst-Distressed/dp/B01MUKT5JF/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1501578548&sr=8-2&keywords=trump+2020&linkCode=li2&tag=daily031-20&linkId=ae4749f9d7cca9bf68210929f5d1bd52“Impeachment will suck all the oxygen out of the room after the new year,” the source said. “It’s going to be impeachment all day every day until Trump resigns, and then we’re into the 2018 elections. Who can pass tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy when we’re impeaching Trump and fighting for our lives in the midterm elections? We’ve got to get those tax cuts passed now—like in the next three weeks.”

In other news, Islamic radicals have vowed to retaliate on the United States after Trump re-tweeted anti-Islam videos from a British fringe group, North Korea has vowed to bomb the United States now that it has a missile capable of reaching Washington after Trump insulted the country’s leader, and Iran has vowed to send warships into the Gulf of Mexico after Trump threatened to dump the nuclear agreement the United States pressed the country’s to sign.

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