Congress Taxes

There It Is

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The Trump White House may or may not make a formal proposal to pass a new package of tax cuts (I believe they will), but at least one Senate Republican has already beaten them to the punchline.

Wait, why would we need to offset the amount the Treasury is collecting in tariffs?

Trump said China is paying for his tariffs.

Is Senator Rock Scott (R-FL) telling us that Americans are paying for the tariffs?

  • Draxiar

    Oh Bat Boy…don’t start pretending you give a rat’s fuck about the middle class now.

  • muselet

    If my idiot-to-English dictionary is correct, Scott is saying that taxes on “middle-class families & workers” can be reduced because China is paying so much in tariffs.

    It’s hooey, of course, and I doubt even Rick Scott believes a word of it; he just wanted to be first out of the gate with a tax cut talking point.

    Expect more of this in the coming days and weeks.


  • Aynwrong

    They had two years of full, unfettered control of Washington DC. If they had wanted to cut taxes for “middle class families and workers” they easily could have. I doubt the Dems would have put up much of a fight. The only thing that stopped them was their own unlimited avarice and venality.

    Just as an aside, I am curious to see if Dems have the stomach to call for the total repeal of the Trump tax cuts if they retake power in 2020.