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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/27/2017 06:32 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/27/2017 06:59 AM
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Senate Amendments to the Budget ~ Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC...Unsustainable government spending drives both taxes and debt. The budget resolution sets the spending architecture for the fiscal year. The House version provided for $200 billion of enforceable mandatory spending reductions over ten years and balanced within the decade. The Senate amendments gut these provisions, squandering the one opportunity Congress has each year to bring mandatory spending under control -- taking us another year closer to a sovereign debt crisis. This is tragic and I condemn it in the strongest terms.

The Senate has retained just one key provision from the House budget. It makes tax reform possible this year. Tax reform is essential to economic growth, and economic growth is essential to confront our debt.

Many are alarmed that it provides for $1.5 trillion of additional debt – but this is solely due to the Senate’s rules that require tax cuts to be scored ONLY as revenue losses without taking into account economic expansion.

During the Obama years, our economy grew at an average of 1 1/2 percent annually – about half the average rate since World War II. Reagan averaged 3 1/2 percent. Reagan did this by reducing the tax burdens that were crushing our economy. He slashed the top income tax rate from 70 percent to 28 percent --- and income tax receipts nearly doubled because of the economic expansion he unleashed.

Taxes driven by spending are the greatest threat to our economy today and debt driven by spending is the greatest threat to our future. Controlling spending is currently impossible in the Senate. So, it’s obvious that we can’t balance the budget and reduce our debt without significantly increasing economic growth; we can’t increase economic growth without tax relief; and we can’t get tax relief without the provisions in the Senate budget.

Arthur Laffer, architect of the Reagan tax policy, forecasts that the corporate tax reform alone will increase GDP growth at a rate that should generate a temporary bump of 5 percent, settling down to an average of 2.6 percent over the decade. This alone will add $5 trillion to the American economy and directly increase revenues to all levels of government between 1.8 and two trillion dollars.

We tried a static approach to tax policy during the Obama years. The economy stagnated and the debt doubled.

I remember what it was like in the Reagan era. Wages were rising, opportunities for better jobs were everywhere, there was a sense of optimism that comes with prosperity and abundance. When we abandoned these policies, we lost that prosperity to a decade of despair. I want my kids to know what that sense of relief and optimism was like – what it feels like when morning dawns again in the America economy. This resolution starts that transformation.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-27 09:12:08   By: Anonymous
Obama had nothing to do with the recovery! He spent all his time pitting races against each other, when did he have time to accomplish anything about the economy, he has never had a real job, much less being capable of knowing what to do! The real answer is that the economy picked up because that's what America does regardless of who is in power!

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    Posted on: 2017-10-27 11:58:14   By: Anonymous
    No, are thinking of Trump who really has done nothing useful in terms of the economy.

    But Obama pushed the stimulus package through Congress and fought the Republicans to save the auto industry. Obama and the Democratic Congress took many actions which reversed the declining economy and got the recovery started. A very important aspect of that was that Obama and his team realized that recessions call for increased government spending to make up for decreased private spending. The Republicans screamed bloody murder about this but Obama was proven correct. How do we know? The EU did what the Republicans recommended and pushed government austerity, not stimulus. The EU did not begin to recover until they gave up on the idiotic plan.

    So continue to hate Obama and believe what you like. History knows the truth even if you do not.

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      Re: Making America GREAT Again!
      Posted on: 2017-10-27 15:07:00   By: Anonymous
      President Trump is making America great again.

      CNBC Reports-Oct. 27, 2017

      First reading on third-quarter GDP up 3.0%, vs 2.5% rise expected

      The U.S. economy unexpectedly maintained a brisk pace of growth in the third quarter.

      An increase in inventory investment and a smaller trade deficit offset a hurricane-related slowdown in consumer spending and a decline in construction.

      Gross domestic product increased at a 3.0 percent annual rate in the July-September period after expanding at a 3.1 percent pace in the second quarter

      Published 9 Hours Ago Updated 7 Hours Ago

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        Re: Making America GREAT Again!
        Posted on: 2017-10-28 06:43:14   By: Anonymous
        Notice that giving Trump credit was not part of the Reuters story. Our local right wing correspondent added that in as his uninformed opinion.

        Trump has so far done NOTHING to stimulate the economy. He simply inherited the growing economy from Obama and has not yet done anything to screw it up.

        If Trump would increase his golfing vacations to 7 days/week, we'd have a good chance to enjoy prosperity for many more months. All that is needed is that Trump keep his ignorant, tiny fingers off the economy.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-27 14:29:09   By: Anonymous
    Ssd, so very sad, believe it.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-28 06:25:41   By: Anonymous
    Exactly, Excellent.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-28 17:03:31   By: Anonymous
    Obama had everything to do with the recovery
    Not the lying, womanizing,piece of crap that is bullying this country, and the inbred fools that listen to his rhetoric
    Why is Melania on a bullying crusade?
    Her POS husband is the bully and the country is being bullied
    You ignorant hillbillies that voted for the Cheeto will get your due when your taxes are raised and your welfare is cut

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      Posted on: 2017-10-28 18:34:01   By: Anonymous
      Love it. good post. And if any of these dingbats have sick or old family members they will be amazed that there will be no help for them.

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Completely Clueless!
Posted on: 2017-10-27 13:13:28   By: Anonymous
COMPLETELY CLUELESS like the "occupant" of the White House. And we get the fallout from it just like the "occupant".

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-27 14:11:23   By: Anonymous
Cut useless Congressman Tom McClintock from the budget - he is an enemy of the People he represents.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-27 14:31:37   By: Anonymous
    Well stated. No need to go into his failings and deceptions. Your comment is so concise and to the point it deserves repeating any time McClintock appears here.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-28 06:27:20   By: Anonymous
      Deceptions, Excellently

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    Posted on: 2017-10-27 22:15:21   By: Anonymous
    Look out comes Jack Geramendi.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-28 14:51:36   By: Anonymous
      If you made 900,000 pre year you will get a 229,000 tax break. The rest of you poor slobs will get about 600 . I hope that works for you trump supporters

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        Posted on: 2017-10-28 14:55:52   By: Anonymous
        It is called war on the middle class . You good old boys will pay for the rich mans tax cuts

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          Posted on: 2017-10-28 15:35:11   By: Anonymous
          Yep. And they are so stupid that they will think they got a great deal and thank the Republicans and Trump.

          Or maybe they'll listen to the Republicans telling everyone that the rich got no tax cut. Then they'll notice that..hey...they got no tax cut. And they'll clap for joy because that must mean they're rich.

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            Posted on: 2017-10-28 16:53:46   By: Anonymous
            Do you think it might be time to look at Trumps tax returns. He is trying to cut his rich buddys taxes., make us pay for it. . But will not show us his tax returns. Lets ask the GOP if that is OK with them ...

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              Posted on: 2017-10-28 18:37:02   By: Anonymous
              Trump businesses and family will save billions of dollars according to some economic/tax analysts. Anyone with any insight could predict this was coming.

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                Posted on: 2017-10-29 12:44:18   By: Anonymous
                TAX Returns form Trump a must

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