Friday open thread: Orrin Hatch takes umbrage
As the tax scam wends its way through the Senate, Republicans are getting mighty miffed that Democrats keep pointing out that this "reform" is nothing but a giveaway for the rich. Even people like me and Mrs. LL who will make out well with this plan will eventually see our taxes go up, while those of the rich and corporations won't. (Full disclosure: I like paying taxes. It's how I pay for civilization. But I'll be damned if I get pissed on and get told it's just a spring shower.)
Things got heated between Senators Sherrod Brown and Orrin Hatch as Brown had the temerity to question Hatch's honor.
There's a way to do tax reform which stimulates the economy and brings relief to millions of ordinary people. In fact, it was done by none other than Barack Obama. What the Republicans are doing is upending everything Pres. Obama did and reverting to the tried and true modern Republican ideology of benefiting its donor class at the expense of others. Good on Democratic senators like Claire McCaskill and Sherrod Brown for not allowing the Republicans any respite. This is the fight we have to engage in until we jettison this cabal from power.
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