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2017-11-09 11:22:33 AM  
Please clap.
 
2017-11-09 11:23:25 AM  
It's almost like a cry for help. I love the smell of GOP desperation in the morning...
 
2017-11-09 11:24:04 AM  

The Silver Mullet: It's almost like a cry for help. I love the smell of GOP desperation in the morning...


smells like..........victory!
 
2017-11-09 11:24:13 AM  
And...?
 
2017-11-09 11:24:53 AM  
All the more reason to defeat it
 
2017-11-09 11:24:55 AM  
If tax reform fails, the bribes I mean campaign contributions will stop.

If tax reform succeeds, the GOP will be obliterated in 2018.

Gee, it appears the Republicans are between a rock  and a hard place.  Sounds like they need an extra dose of THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!
 
2017-11-09 11:25:41 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: And...?


And then congressmen will only have their salary to live on! And dividends from previous investments, but still. How can you expect a man to live off a mere $174,000 a year. Have you no heart?
 
2017-11-09 11:25:47 AM  
"We have to cut taxes on billionaires or else they'll stop sending us money."

It's good that they're finally admitting who owns them.
 
2017-11-09 11:25:57 AM  
The poor dears, whatever will they do?!?

Oh right, fark over the poor and middle class.
 
2017-11-09 11:26:20 AM  

The Third Man: If tax reform fails, the bribes I mean campaign contributions will stop.

If tax reform succeeds, the GOP will be obliterated in 2018.

Gee, it appears the Republicans are between a rock  and a hard place.  Sounds like they need an extra dose of THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!


I thought I prayed.
Like I thought I farted but shiat my pants.
 
2017-11-09 11:26:52 AM  
Sounds like a win-win.  Let's get money out of politics.
 
2017-11-09 11:26:56 AM  
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2017-11-09 11:27:04 AM  
Quick! ... Get Thee To the Fainting Couch, Blanche!
 
2017-11-09 11:27:13 AM  

Ambivalence: "We have to cut taxes on billionaires or else they'll stop sending us money."

It's good that they're finally admitting who owns them.


I can only hope the voters remind them who really owns them.
 
2017-11-09 11:28:06 AM  
Campaign finance reform, anyone?

/...anyone?
 
2017-11-09 11:28:25 AM  
WHO DOES NUMBER TWO WORK FOR!?!?!
 
2017-11-09 11:28:34 AM  
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2017-11-09 11:28:47 AM  
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Oh please, you dummy. They don't give a fark about you or their constituents.

And they never will.
 
2017-11-09 11:29:19 AM  
BONUS !!!
 
2017-11-09 11:30:03 AM  
This tax plan is SO cynical. Give the rubes a tiny cut so they will swallow the massive cuts for the rich, then foist the cost of that massive cut on the rubes and their children later by cutting everything they need and use.

And their useful idiots will lap it up cuz it makes the libs mad
 
2017-11-09 11:30:35 AM  
Quotes like this always remind me of the politician on the Daily Show who was asked something along the lines of what he believes is the most important part of his job. His answer was "get re-elected".

He answered immediately. The correct answer, "serve my constituents", didn't even cross his mind for a second.
 
2017-11-09 11:30:52 AM  
So what you're saying is no Democrats should work with you and also pressure your representatives and Senators to not support this turd of a tax plan.
 
2017-11-09 11:31:53 AM  
Lindsey, I hear they're hiring at Starbucks.
 
2017-11-09 11:32:13 AM  
From whom??
 
2017-11-09 11:32:54 AM  
"Party of Fiscal Responsibility" proposes adding $1.5 TRILLION to the national debt.
 
2017-11-09 11:33:12 AM  
In all seriousness, what is holding up the GOP here? Is it the Freedom Caucus saying "It doesn't destroy taxes completely so I'm not voting"?
 
2017-11-09 11:33:27 AM  
Holy crap, a Republican told the truth about something?!?
 
2017-11-09 11:33:40 AM  
LMAO. Stupid republicans. They really believe their donors will stop funneling huge amounts of cash their way. Psst. Don't tell them, but those donors aren't giving up bribing congress and they sure as hell ain't gonna give any money to the stinky liberals. Let Graham and his lot shiat their pants a while longer.
 
2017-11-09 11:34:39 AM  
Apropos of nothing

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2017-11-09 11:34:45 AM  
Y'all show the Suthun Dandy some respect. If he has to live on just his Senatorial salary, he'd have to use well bourbon in his mint juleps. And what of the livelihood of the young fella he pays every two weeks to "bust up his chiffarobe?"

So much for the tolerant left.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:05 AM  

Kuta: "Party of Fiscal Responsibility" proposes adding $1.5 TRILLION to the national debt.


And the only reason it's that little, is the Senate rule for budget reconciliation doesn't allow for more than that over the first 10 years.
They'd happily add 10 trillion to the deficit if they could do it with 51 votes.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:09 AM  
There was a GOP consultant on O'Donnell night before last, his honesty was priceless.  It boiled down to: More Dems vote in the presidential election years, Republicans vote all the time, so we do better in the midterms. The fewer people who vote, the better we do. Our goal is to have the lowest number of votes possible.

He came within a whisker of saying, "Our goal in the party is to suppress voting as much as possible, especially in the midterm years, when we can pack national and state legislatures with a ridiculously small number of votes."

I wanted to shake his hand for telling the truth and then strangle him. Along with all the people who sit on their hands in the midterm years.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:14 AM  
Why wouldnt they say it out loud? They know their base doesnt care.

I mean, to all sane people it's astounding, but we're not their target market.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:14 AM  
Promise?
 
2017-11-09 11:36:36 AM  

SirBarsalot: LMAO. Stupid republicans. They really believe their donors will stop funneling huge amounts of cash their way. Psst. Don't tell them, but those donors aren't giving up bribing congress and they sure as hell ain't gonna give any money to the stinky liberals. Let Graham and his lot shiat their pants a while longer.


The money will double down, not go away.
Keep farking America with Jesus' dick while the donors are pushing from behind.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:38 AM  
Strange. I thought the defeat of the billion-dollar Clinton campaign proved you can't just buy your way into power. Why worry if the Real (White) American people are on your side?

Answer: They aren't. Not the educated ones anyway. And it's a lot harder to come up with good excuses to intimidate white people who try to vote Blue.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:41 AM  
When money is speech, people with more money have more speech. They can contribute politically, and keep money that we will never see. This isn't the class warfare that Buffett says the rich already won, this is a new offensive to use those gains to accelerate inequality.
 
2017-11-09 11:36:50 AM  

CPennypacker: This tax plan is SO cynical. Give the rubes a tiny cut so they will swallow the massive cuts for the rich, then foist the cost of that massive cut on the rubes and their children later by cutting everything they need and use.


It does indeed help the "rubes".  Don't underestimate the effect of doubling the standard deduction.  While they might not realize what the long-term consequences will be, the working poor will see an increase on their tax return, which means that America is great again, and they'll be even more stoked to vote for Trump and the GOP again.
 
2017-11-09 11:37:56 AM  

The Third Man: If tax reform fails, the bribes I mean campaign contributions will stop.

If tax reform succeeds, the GOP will be obliterated in 2018.

Gee, it appears the Republicans are between a rock  and a hard place.  Sounds like they need an extra dose of THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!


Do you honestly think the majority of straight-ticket (R) voters read any informative and factual news?

C'mon, third man.
 
2017-11-09 11:38:21 AM  
Welcome, middle class, to the Great American Diner, operated this year--thanks to you and Russia--by the GOP.  Today's special is a shiat sandwich.  Ha ha, you were told last year that this would be the only item on the menu, but you didn't believe those other guys, or your own eyes.  Ha ha.  Sit down, if you can.  I know it's crowded, overcrowded even, well beyond fire safety regulations (we're not enforcing those regulations anyway)  If our sandwich gives you the runs please don't ask to use our bathroom.  That place is reserved for our donor class only, and those in the party capable of maintaining a wide stance.  So, please, enjoy.  Eat shiat and die.
 
2017-11-09 11:38:38 AM  
So ... if rich people don't get their tax cuts, they're gonna not give money to politicians (supposedly)?

Not seeing the problem here.
 
2017-11-09 11:38:52 AM  
This seems like a really good argument for campaign finance reform.
 
2017-11-09 11:39:29 AM  

Scanty Em: There was a GOP consultant on O'Donnell night before last, his honesty was priceless.  It boiled down to: More Dems vote in the presidential election years, Republicans vote all the time, so we do better in the midterms. The fewer people who vote, the better we do. Our goal is to have the lowest number of votes possible.

He came within a whisker of saying, "Our goal in the party is to suppress voting as much as possible, especially in the midterm years, when we can pack national and state legislatures with a ridiculously small number of votes."

I wanted to shake his hand for telling the truth and then strangle him. Along with all the people who sit on their hands in the midterm years.


The best way to hold onto power is to minimize the number of supporters you need in order to stay in power.

Relevant (~20 minutes but worth watching):
The Rules for Rulers
Youtube rStL7niR7gs
 
2017-11-09 11:40:03 AM  

Ambivalence: "We have to cut taxes on billionaires or else they'll stop sending us money."

It's good that they're finally admitting who owns them.


Has anyone pointed out to the politicians that they can raise the taxes, get kudos from large portions of the voters, and then vote themselves raises so that they don't have to sell themselves like prostitutes all the time?  I'm sure they hate the hours they spend doing farking phone banking begging for dollars.
 
2017-11-09 11:40:51 AM  

Testiclaw: [img.fark.net image 580x128]

Oh please, you dummy. They don't give a fark about you or their constituents.

And they never will.


Au contraire mon frère, take away their donor dollars and I guaranfarkingtee you they will suddenly start caring about their constituents. Either that or the GOP will disappear as suddenly and permanently as the Whigs did in the late 1850's.

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2017-11-09 11:41:19 AM  

LordOfThePings: [img.fark.net image 350x263]


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2017-11-09 11:41:20 AM  
Wasn't this part of the draw for Trumpers? "He isn't owned by anyone, self financed!" 100 bucks says that was BS and they won't care about the rest of the party being owned by big corporations and lobbyists.
 
2017-11-09 11:41:26 AM  
Just happed:

Senate GOP plan would delay corporate tax cut until 2019, a major departure from Trump's approach
Senate Republicans plan to propose a tax bill that would delay a cut in the corporate tax rate until 2019, four people briefed on the planning said, a major departure from President Trump's insistence that immediate changes are necessary to spur the economy.
Both the House and Senate Republican plans would now drop the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. But the House bill, in keeping with Trump's push, would lower the rate immediately. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
 
2017-11-09 11:41:45 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: So ... if rich people don't get their tax cuts, they're gonna not give money to politicians (supposedly)?

Not seeing the problem here.


More likely they'll support a primary challenger who's more even eager to screw the poor.
 
2017-11-09 11:42:40 AM  

anfrind: Scanty Em: There was a GOP consultant on O'Donnell night before last, his honesty was priceless.  It boiled down to: More Dems vote in the presidential election years, Republicans vote all the time, so we do better in the midterms. The fewer people who vote, the better we do. Our goal is to have the lowest number of votes possible.

He came within a whisker of saying, "Our goal in the party is to suppress voting as much as possible, especially in the midterm years, when we can pack national and state legislatures with a ridiculously small number of votes."

I wanted to shake his hand for telling the truth and then strangle him. Along with all the people who sit on their hands in the midterm years.

The best way to hold onto power is to minimize the number of supporters you need in order to stay in power.

Relevant (~20 minutes but worth watching):
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rStL7niR​7gs]


I will always upvote CGP Grey.
 
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