Grifter Dems Monday


Who me!?

Let me offer a theory about why Democrats in Congress are not going after the Republicans’ worst tax bill ever with the same visceral vehemence they used to oppose the GOP’s efforts earlier this year to gut Obamacare and Medicaid.

The House and Senate versions of the bill, while differing in some particulars, have been parsed by the country’s best fiscal analysts, and as longtime tax policy investigative reporter David Cay Johnston noted, “share the same basic feature: huge tax savings for big business and the rich, while more than half of Americans may see their income taxes rise between now and the end of 2027. You can read solid analyses by three organizations with track records for accuracy in their tax and spending estimates here, here and here.”

So why are the Democrats not making more noise about a giant reverse-Robinhood scheme, that at least on the Senate side, also includes moves to gut Obamacare by ending the tax penalty for not carrying health insurance. If passed, that provision would allow millions to drop their coverage, which in turn, would raise premiums for everyone else. Remember how last summer Dems rose in the House and Senate to remind Republicans that tens of thousands of voters in their districts would lose their healthcare?

The answer—and it’s a theory, but one honed from covering national politics—is too many Democrats across Congress are still beholden to wealthier constituents, whether individuals who contribute to their campaigns, corporate employers who threaten to leave if they don’t get more corporate welfare, or people in their social circles who get invitations to Kennedy Center galas.

Whatever is really going on in the minds of individual Democratic members of Congress—which might include shoehorning in giveaways for local constituents—there is a growing sense that the opposition in Washington is not being so loyal to mainstream America, which they like to think they are defending. The question is, why?


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17 Responses to Grifter Dems Monday

  1. Den says:

    The Dumbocraps are as complicit in the Tax Plan as the Puggers. Together they will loot and pillage the wallets of everyone that is not of the 1% persuasion.

    These actions amount to legal genocide forcing millions into poverty and the street all the while decreasing revenue, increasing war spending and sending the deficit rocketing skyward.

    If these so-called representatives of the people get their way we are all doomed.


  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    FAIL: Went to the credit union to take Bob’s name off our accounts. They told me to not do that until after several months have gone by.

    FAIL: Went to the Register of Deeds at the court house in Mason to take Bob’s name of the deed to the house. Clerk said they don’t change paperwork there, have to hire a lawyer to change title.

    WIN: Went to Secretary of State’s office to take Bob’s name off the car title, they did it and handed me a new plate so there went Bob’s handicap plate. Went grocery shopping after that then home, put the groceries away and headed up to Okemos to buy two gifts and to Office Max to get envelopes. I did that today while I still had the handicap plate. The clerk at the SofState told me starting tomorrow morning I wasn’t to drive the car until the new plate was on it.

    When I got home I got the new plate, put the tag on it, got a screwdriver and swapped the plates.


  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I was gone for several hours, when I finally was home and turned the TV on, wouldn’t you know that Trump pulled another one. He can’t behave in any situation he’s in. He’s such an embarrassment. How far will they let him go before they come in with a straight jacket and drag him out of there!


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Dithered away another day. The typical 14 minutes to the Hillside Cafe. No precipitation.


  5. jimhitchcock says:

    Project Veritas, great job trying to deke The Washington Post Lol.


    • Micki says:

      Jim…since I’m not a hockey fan (nor do I watch other sports), I rarely ever see/read/hear the work “deke”… Hemingway used the word deke as a noun for hunting decoys in one of his novels … but it’s usually a verb.

      The Alabama senate race just got a write-in candidate who figures he can beat the R and the D as an Independent.

      What a whacked out world we live in.


        • Micki says:

          From the archived proceedings of the United States Senate:

          “…The army hired Boston lawyer Joseph Welch to make its case. At a session on June 9, 1954, McCarthy charged that one of Welch’s attorneys had ties to a Communist organization. As an amazed television audience looked on, Welch responded with the immortal lines that ultimately ended McCarthy’s career: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.” When McCarthy tried to continue his attack, Welch angrily interrupted, “Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?”

          Overnight, McCarthy’s immense national popularity evaporated. Censured by his Senate colleagues, ostracized by his party, and ignored by the press, McCarthy died three years later, 48 years old and a broken man.….”

          Too bad “the people” seem to enjoy all the bickering, back-biting, inane tweets, and other nonsense of today that passes for “news” — and that the press feeds them a constant barrage of bullshit. There’s SO MUCH the press should simply ignore!

          But, what IDIOTS to deke WaPo like that! Oy!


        • jimhitchcock says:

          McCarthy > Roy Cohn > Donald Trump.


  6. Den says:

    Unintended circumstances:


  7. Micki says:

    jimhitchcock says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:24 PM
    McCarthy > Roy Cohn > Donald Trump.

    Great summation.

    The cumulative effect….too bad enough of us didn’t pay proper attention.


    • jimhitchcock says:

      A lot of people don’t know the connection. This was from the NYT many years ago:

      Mr. Trump says the two became so close that Mr. Cohn, who had no immediate family, sometimes refused to bill him, insisting he could not charge a friend.


      • Micki says:

        True confession: I’m related to Joe McCarthy, from my dad’s side. Most of the family kept that a secret, even before the hearings, because they were new deal Democrats. Joe was a toxic embarrassment.


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