So long, fiscal conservatism


American / Unionist

By Aristophanes

In the early morning hours of Saturday, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate passed a tax reform package that, by many estimates, would balloon the national deficit and exacerbate inequality in the country. Only a single Republican holdout, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, refused to vote for the bill. The remainder of the 51–49 vote divided perfectly along party lines.

Now, the bill faces reconciliation with a similar proposal passed by the House of Representatives. Once the differences are ironed out, both chambers will seek to pass a unified bill.

Had the party held true to its conservative philosophy, it would never have considered such a drastic reduction in corporate and individual tax rates.

Perhaps Republicans never truly cared about fiscal conservatism. While they were in power under the presidency of George W. Bush, they passed massive tax cuts and greatly expanded our military presence in the Middle East. The…

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3 thoughts on “So long, fiscal conservatism

  1. This is President Orangehead doing right by himself and his rich buddies. They’re going to undo all the good, crank up the bad, drain the coffers and laugh all the way to the bank on everyone else’s backs. Sad part is, it was seen to be coming and yet the guy still got voted in.


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    • Some people actually believe the bullshit that comes out of his mouth. I don’t know why you would trust a New York billionaire to care about the middle class, but people do.


      • I’m not involved as I live north of the border, but I wouldn’t have wanted to vote for either of them. How he ended up president is in the hands of Robert Muller now, and at the rate he’s going, it’s looking like subpoenas for most of the cast of players. Time will tell.

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