Taxes

“I don’t want it to be some piece of crap”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Congressional Republicans collectively climaxed after unveiling their grand package of tax cuts for the rich this week, but what happens next? What do they do now?

At least some Republicans are concerned that "tax reform" will be the new "repeal and replace" including Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch who will be at the center of the debate moving forward.

Senator Hatch is concerned that their tax cut bill will be a "piece of crap."

Then there’s the Senate, the graveyard of Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), asked about the biggest challenges in turning the plan GOP leaders released this week into legislation, deadpanned: "Fellow senators."

“It’s mostly all complicated,” Hatch added, later noting: “I want it to be the right kind of a bill. I don’t want it to be some piece of crap, which we’re so used to around here.

Is it too late already?

Hatch's committee isn't expected to unveil an actual bill with text we can read until November so it will be a while until we find out just how shitty it is.

  • muselet

    “It’s mostly all complicated.” –Orrin Hatch

    No foolin’? –roughly everyone with more than half a brain

    Honestly, I don’t know whether to laugh or bang my head against the wall.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    Did it never occur to them as legislators to invest in the country and its people as opposed to their exceedingly wealthy donor and corporate base? When children are drinking lead in their water as in Flint, there are going to be consequences and not good consequences. Do they really feel so little responsibility for their fellow citizens? For their fellow man?
    Are they seriously going to bankrupt the US treasury and spend taxpayer money on a “see through wall” so that American citizens are not “hit on the head by bags of drugs catapulted over the top”?
    Of course, it’s going to be a “piece of crap”. It is what they were put there to do by powerful, privileged and wealthy interests in this country.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Did it never occur to them as legislators to invest in the country and its people as opposed to their exceedingly wealthy donor and corporate base?

      You have to ask?

      • Badgerite

        Rhetorical question, I suppose.

  • Arthur Croft

    Even Hatch doesn’t doubt it’s a piece of crap.

    Of course it is.