Subscribe Register Login

Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4

Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Tax overhaul clears House on GOP votes

Democrats all nos; panel in Senate OKs its version

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published November 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

house-ways-and-means-committee-chairman-kevin-brady-center-is-congratulated-thursday-by-fellow-gop-house-members-including-speaker-paul-ryan-left-after-passage-of-the-house-tax-overhaul-plan

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (center) is congratulated Thursday by fellow GOP House members, including Speaker Paul Ryan (left), after passage of the House tax overhaul plan.

With House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving leading the way, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence leave the Capitol on Thursday after meet...

House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code, a crucial step forward in the GOP's effort to enact the centerpiece of President Donald Trump's economic agenda.

With House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving leading the way, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence leave the Capitol on Thursday after meet...

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Print Headline: Tax overhaul clears House on GOP votes

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: Tax overhaul clears House on GOP votes

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 21 total comments

Jump to last page >>

TimberTopper says... November 17, 2017 at 4 a.m.

Pay back time to their big givers, and a screwing to average Americans!

( | suggest removal )

BoudinMan says... November 17, 2017 at 6:56 a.m.

One more time the repubs are trying to screw the middle class. Does anybody still believe trump when he says this plan would not benefit him, or his family? Try a benefit to the tune of approx. 1 billion dollars. trump and the koch brothers. That's what all this fuss is about. Time to move 'em on out. At least they didn't hold a frat boy pep rally like they did after the ACA vote.

( | suggest removal )

PopulistMom says... November 17, 2017 at 7:44 a.m.

My husband has done the math. With the elimination of the deduction for state and property taxes, we are getting a LARGE TAX INCREASE. The Republicans are lying when they say that they are cutting taxes for middle America.

( | suggest removal )

hurricane46 says... November 17, 2017 at 9:52 a.m.

Making the rich richer, and the idiots in the red states that voted for Herr Drumph poorer.

( | suggest removal )

RBear says... November 17, 2017 at 11:49 a.m.

I've had Pack accuse me of lying about average Americans taxes rising under this bill and the current Senate proposal. However, many independent sources have outlined how these cuts will not flow to the average American. If anyone is lying it is Republicans and the Trump demographic like Pack who simply rely on what Republicans tell them to say or refuse to do the research on their own.
...
There are so many differences between the two bills the chance of this surviving reconciliation is slim to none. I know folks like moz, gohogs, and Pack will tell us this time is different, but they said that on all the major legislation in the past. Failure to pass this legislation will further deepen the expected losses by Republicans in 2018. There's nothing to prove otherwise other than a bunch of idiotic rhetoric.

( | suggest removal )

sjmays says... November 17, 2017 at 12:32 p.m.

Just more of the same.

( | suggest removal )

gohogs17 says... November 17, 2017 at 2:22 p.m.

PM, Somehow I figure you're way above "middle class". You liberal elitists use this claim to keep from getting your taxes raised. Personally, I don't care if the "rich" get richer, I'd just like to see my taxes cut. As you libs love to say, "Show me the proof".

( | suggest removal )

Packman says... November 17, 2017 at 2:26 p.m.

Hey PopSnob - Your hubby appears to be sh*tty at math. Business Insider has published a couple of articles in the past couple of days that CLEARLY shows how this tax bill helps the middle class and average Americans. You, Pop, are lying when you say otherwise. Useful idiots like Timber and Boudin are simply regurgitating DNC talking points.
.
Hey RBear - Read the articles in Business Insider and get back with me on your Useful Idiot status. And when this gets out of reconciliation and is signed by President Trump, please know I will have too much character to say "I told you so".
.
Unlike a typical lib, I was raised not to envy the good fortune of others and work hard for what I wanted. Nancy Pelosi and her D friends are playing to people's worst instincts with all this "screwing average Americans" and "making the rich richer" propoganda. Who gives a sh*t if a rich person gets richer? It doesn't effect my ability to work hard, make good decisions, assume risk, and earn enough money to live the lifestyle of my choosing. Pelosi and her ilk should be ashamed at stoking the fires of jealously and envy for political gain, but of course they're not.

( | suggest removal )

RBear says... November 17, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Pack, which Business Insider article are you referring to. One dated the end of September makes your point, but the current plan has moved far from that position and the latest ones now support my points. Please try to keep up.

( | suggest removal )

PopulistMom says... November 17, 2017 at 3:43 p.m.

Packman,

Getting rid of the deduction for state and local taxes and capping the property tax deduction at $10,000 hurts us badly. There also is a sports fan tax which hits us. You no longer can deduct your contribution to your favorite university if it gives you the right to tickets. This will hurt universities across the country.

If somebody in the family becomes ill and has to go to a nursing home, you can not longer deduct those medical expenses. (I believe this to be the worst change of all.)

I hate to disappoint GoHogs, but my husband and I worth less than $11 million so getting rid of estate taxes does not help us.

P.S. My husband has an LLM in tax, a CPA, and is a certified valuation appraiser. He speaks regularly to tax lawyers and CPAs on "Tax Law Update." He often is an expert witness in court on the value of corporations. He is one of the few attorneys who practices in the suburbs who makes numerous lists for the 100 best attorneys in D.C. He is not $hitty at math.

( | suggest removal )

Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online