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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:14 PM

Republican Senator Corker says cannot support Senate tax bill

Source: Reuters




DECEMBER 1, 2017 / 5:04 PM / UPDATED 8 MINUTES AGO

Reuters Staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Bob Corker said on Friday he cannot support a sweeping tax bill that Senate Republican leaders have said has enough votes to pass.

“At the end of the day, I am not able to cast aside my fiscal concerns and vote for legislation that I believe, based on the information I currently have, could deepen the debt burden on future generations,” Corker said in a statement issued by his office.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Walsh

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Reply Republican Senator Corker says cannot support Senate tax bill (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2017 OP
hibbing Dec 2017 #1
Horizens Dec 2017 #9
oberliner Dec 2017 #2
Pachamama Dec 2017 #3
oberliner Dec 2017 #6
Pachamama Dec 2017 #8
oberliner Dec 2017 #10
Pachamama Dec 2017 #11
oberliner Dec 2017 #14
bench scientist Dec 2017 #5
bucolic_frolic Dec 2017 #4
Progressive2020 Dec 2017 #7
angstlessk Dec 2017 #12
cstanleytech Dec 2017 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:16 PM

1. He could have killed it in committee

Talk about a cynical ahole.


Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:25 PM

9. BS

 

You're 100% correct. He could have killed it in committee. He also could have stated his opposition hours ago giving opponents a better chance to turn another vote.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:17 PM

2. Doesn't matter

 

It has the 51 votes.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:18 PM

3. The Fat Lady hasn't sung yet...

I don't think they have the 51 votes yet....

Although likely only 50 and they have Pence break the tie and put his signature over this disgusting rape of the American Working People.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:22 PM

6. Collins to vote for GOP tax plan

 

That means the Senate GOP tax plan, which leadership wants to pass as early as Friday, now has the support of 51 Republican senators. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has concerns about the deficit, is the only remaining holdout.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/362836-collins-to-vote-for-gop-tax-plan

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Response to oberliner (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:24 PM

8. I still believe there will be one more unannounced no vote from the GOP....

Also still have the feeling that Senator Collins will get an earful this weekend back in Maine.....

She can still change her mind if she wants to have another term as Senator in future...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:25 PM

10. Who?

 

Which Senator do you think could be that vote?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:36 PM

11. Not sure...I just can't help thinking that Murkowski will change her mind...

Because when her constituents in Alaska suffer from this devastating tax Bill, they will not re-elect her....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 07:07 AM

14. Alas

 

No such surprises.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:21 PM

5. They do. Collins and Flake both announced they are voting for it. nt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:20 PM

4. future generations! LOL ROFLMAO

as if any of them give one thought to it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:24 PM

7. Too Little, Too Late

This Republican Tax Scam is practically Treasonous. With these Criminals in charge, our Democracy is being sold to the Plutocrats. 2018 can not come soon enough.

These Republican Corporate shills need to be out as soon as possible. They are throwing the average American under the bus so the Super-Rich can get even more money for themselves.

Maybe people can get jobs polishing yachts. 2018 must be a death knell for these evil politics.

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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:52 PM

12. I worry the oligarchs will buy up ALL the airtime

especially since most media belongs to them, and no Democrat will get a hearing, even to get their name out there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:38 PM

13. I wonder if they are trying to trick their voting base?

Hear me out.
We know that they made a lot of absurd promises to their base over the years in order to win the majority but what happened when it came time to deliver?

Make Obama a one term president? Failed.
ACA repeal? Failed.
Hillary in jail? Failed
Build a wall and make mexico pay for it? Failed
Put into office a president that would make America great again? Failed
They had the power to destroy the ACA but there would have been major voter backlash so they needed some of there people to vote no when it came to repeal but now those same ones support the horrible tax proposal, why?
I think they are having them vote yes so they are not weakened in the upcoming election and I think they are picking ones who voted yes to overturn the ACA to vote no for this tax plan because they know it's horrible but they have to be seen as at least trying.
They will then try to blame the Democrats for their "failures" and use it as a new point to rally their base around.

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