In the House’s rush to pass it’s conference bill, they mucked it up and will have to vote again, after they pull items that don’t meet the rules. Our Congressman, Devin Nunes, voted right along with the rest of the GOP, and now will get to vote “aye” twice on “tax reform”.
In simple terms this means that if you are a millionaire rancher in CA-22, you’re sitting pretty, tax-wise. Everybody else, not so much.
If you’re middle income, get ready to see your taxes go up. The Republicans have been denying this is what is going to happen, but the majority of analysts, including the CBO, say otherwise. And since they’re working their damnedest to get rid of the ACA, expect your insurance premiums to skyrocket, too.
If you’re in the very lowest income brackets, expect to really feel the pinch. Trump, McConnell, Ryan, and Nunes are making sure you are squeezed so they can give even larger tax breaks to the already super-wealthy. And you can forget about health insurance coverage at all.
Fewer than 25% of Americans think this bill is a good idea, but the Republicans are wrapping it up and putting it under your tree this year anyway.
Oh, hey look! There’s Devin Nunes, ho ho ho-ing it up with the rest of the GOP. I think I see the Grinch schmoozing with them, too.
Merry Christmas, America.