Names of the 12 Republicans who voted Nay against Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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.


(This does not include the GOP House do-over for the vote on Tuesday)

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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.

They include:

  • 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

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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.

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Unhyphenated American female, born and raised in the Empire State and who like most New Yorkers, in spite of being a registered Democrat, I voted for the candidate, not the party which meant voting often across party lines throughout the years. In 2008, coming to terms once and for all with the fact that Democrats and I had nothing in common, I left the liberal cesspool forever. Of course, I now have a grudge to settle after decades of being lied to and so I blog to right the wrongs and expose the lies.


  1. The twelve Republicans against the bill were from high-tax states that lost their deductions for state and local income taxes. Politically, it was the right choice for them and the party as a whole. To single them out for something that obviously benefits the entire freaking party and the God Emperor strategically is very, very dumb.

    The leadership could have had the tax exemptions phase out over time rather than disappear all at once. That would have been a compromise. But the Republican leadership is stupid.

    The leadership also made the tax cuts only temporary. They expire somewhere around 2025. They did this so that they would have an issue to campaign upon in another eight years. They think the base is stupid and will fall for it. If you aren’t more upset about that then blue state politicians positioning themselves strategically for reelection, then you aren’t thinking this through very clearly.

  2. I’d hesitate to call Darrell Issa a “turncoat”. Issa is a conservative and generally a good guy. There is a practice on both sides of the aisle of letting individuals deviate from the party line vote, so long as their vote isn’t critical for passage. If the measure can pass without their votes, a limited number of Congresscritters are allowed to “vote their conscience” if a vote has to potential to affect their re-election.

    Issa is one of a handful of Republicans in public office in California. The cap on mortgage deductions is not popular there. Democrats are lining up to run against him. Voting for the measure, when his vote was not required for passage, will mean one less cudgel for the opposition to use against him.

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