All the articles I can find so far are behind paywalls, but apparently the bill (accidentally?) eliminated the R&D tax credit (among some others) that corporations won't be excited to lose.
The house has voted to go to conference committeehttp://thehill.com/policy/finance/363227-house-approves-going-to-a-conference-committee-with-senate-on-tax-cut-billThe freedom caucus raised some ruckus.Some of the big differencesShouldn't take long. :/
Taxes are the "thunder of world history," wrote Joseph Schumpeter. "The spirit of a people ... is written in its fiscal history." Last Saturday, Republicans in the US Senate joined their comrades in the House to write a new chapter in America's fiscal history.Or did they?
Hah, GOP speaker is apparently not such a sweet gig. I wonder if he (still?) has his eyes set on running for president one day.
Rubio decided to vote against unless his demands are met. If I understand correctly, the next GOP to step up could hold the bill hostage.
Quote from: linus on December 14, 2017, 12:13:41 PMHah, GOP speaker is apparently not such a sweet gig. I wonder if he (still?) has his eyes set on running for president one day.Probably part of the rationale for retiring in 2018.
this could go a lot of places but i'm putting it herehttps://twitter.com/brianbeutler/status/941349659343175680
another difficulty for the tax bill is that mccain and cochran are both out for medical treatments. they're both expected to be able to make it back for key votes, but stuff needs to be scheduled around them. that further constrains an already difficult logjam the gop has to work through to pass the bill before Jones is seated.
Quote from: Pavlovs Dog on December 14, 2017, 12:43:56 PMQuote from: linus on December 14, 2017, 12:13:41 PMHah, GOP speaker is apparently not such a sweet gig. I wonder if he (still?) has his eyes set on running for president one day.Probably part of the rationale for retiring in 2018.people keep saying he has presidential ambitions, but I don't see it. 2016 would have been the perfect year for him to jump in, and he never showed the slightest interest. my theory has been that he saw what presidential campaigns are like firsthand when he was romney's running mate and decided it was too brutal. just not worth it.I think if he's thinking about retiring after 2018, it's some combination of:1) he expects the gop to lose the majority, so his tenure as speaker would be over anyway2) under trump, the gop has gotten incompetent at achieving its goals, even with complete control of the government3) trump is leading the gop in a direction he doesn't like, on several issues