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The plan everybody hates

By Paul Krugman

This article was published November 18, 2017 at 2:18 a.m.

Looking at the reactions to Republican tax plans, I found myself remembering what people used to say about former Sen. Phil Gramm, whose presidential ambitions never went anywhere but who did help cause the 2008 financial crisis: "Even his friends don't like him."

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BoudinMan says... November 18, 2017 at 8:26 a.m.

trump's base: well, the president says it's a good thing, so I'm for it. And the Tom Cottons must play out the Koch bros. agenda. So, there's that. I keep hearing that if the teabaggers don't get this done, there will be a heavy political price to pay in the 2018 mid-terms. I say, if they do get it done, there will be a heavy political price to pay. We will have a full year to point out how they sold their souls to their corporate donors.

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RBear says... November 18, 2017 at 10:12 a.m.

Agree BM. This legislation, whether its successful or not, plays nicely into the mid-terms. Everyone should remember that aside from 2002 (post-9/11), the party in the WH has always suffered mid-term loses, some worse than others. This one will be no different and building talking points on the failure of a Republican Congress in 2017 will make the job much easier.
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It should also be noted that Bill Clinton was the only president to see his party gain at the second mid-term. The prospects for Republican gains in 2018 is looking bleaker by the week, setting up for a Republican loss in the WH in 2020.

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BoudinMan says... November 18, 2017 at 6:31 p.m.

RB, from your lips to God's ears.

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Lifelonglearner says... November 18, 2017 at 6:52 p.m.

The Republican spending and tax plans reminds me of the corporate raiders who stripped assets from companies to make a profit for their investors at the expense of the employees.

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carpenterretired says... November 18, 2017 at 7:26 p.m.

Well Brownback's Kansas experiment has proved the imaginary world of GOP ,right wingers and teabaggers to be just plain nonsense in regard to tax cuts and the Laffer curve trickle down .

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