On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump along with members of both Houses celebrated the passing of their 1.5 trillion package that made up the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act after the House voted of 224-201 in favor of its passage. The Senate earlier this month voted 51 to 48 in favor of the tax reform bill.
Twelve Republicans voted against the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In both Congress and the Senate, ZERO Democrats voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act meaning ZERO Democrats voted against giving Americans a tax cut.
The Gateway Pundit nails it:
This gives us the Grand total:
664 Democrat Party votes AGAINST Middle Class tax cuts.
And ** 0 ** Democratic votes were cast for the historic tax cuts.
NOT ONE SINGLE DEMOCRAT BROKE RANKS TO BRING RELIEF TO THE MIDDLE CLASS!
(This does not include the GOP House do-over for the vote on Tuesday)
Back to the turncoats, correction undercover Progressives:
Below is the list of twelve (12) Republicans, most of which are from Progressive states aka “sanctuary cities” who voted against the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The short of it is that they broke with their party, which I for one don’t mind, if it is the right thing to do.
However, in this instance, when they broke party ranks, they broke with the American people choosing instead to secure their political future with Progressive alliances.
It is no secret that the majority of Republican politicians representing Progressive states/cities, for example New York City, are not really Republicans. They lean more to the Progressive side of things which explains why states and locales such as New York City is so screwed up. They get away with it because they’re constituents have no voice or are asleep at the wheel.
Fox News by Alex Pappas
Twelve Republicans on Wednesday broke with the party and voted against the $1.5 trillion tax reform bill.
Most are moderates or lawmakers from high-tax states, like New York, New Jersey and California, where residents could see their taxes go up because of a cap on the state and local tax deductions.
- New York Rep. John Faso
- North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones
- New York Rep. Pete King
- New York Rep. Lee Zeldin
- New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith
- New York Rep. Elise Stefanik
- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance
- New Jersey Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen
- California Rep. Darrell Issa
- California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
- New York Rep. Dan Donovan
- New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo
Let the record be clear that there is not one of the twelve individuals who claim to have voted in the interest of those they were sent to Washington D.C. to represent who actually voted against the tax reform bill because it was in the interests of their constituents to do so.
How do I know? Because if they really gave a damn, they would have long ago called on and bureaucrats in those states to decrease state, local taxes and regulations long ago. They would have asked their constituency long before now to take on those bureaucrats on the ground, i.e., to stand up against endless regulations, state and local taxes that is a jackboot on the throats of their constituents. Instead, they did nothing and they said nothing.
Disclosure: I am a New Yorker but I accept the fact that had President Trump and the GOP folded to the whim of New Yorkers that:
(a) it would have hurt the majority of other states ignored by Barack Obama and suffering under Progressive policies.
(b) New York bureaucrats on both the state and local levels would have taken advantage of such an effort by the federal government and in turn take advantage of the opportunity (which is how they see it) to fleece New Yorkers further.r
The bottom line is that it is high past time that residents of New York State rake their bureaucrats over the coals for the burdensome taxes and unConstitutional regulations that has fundamentally transformed this state into a cesspool and money grab for the powers that be….NO EXCUSES.
You can read the tax bill here.
Cross-posted on Grumpy Opinions.