Don’t you just love it that when the Democratic Party is in power, all the GOP can discuss is the increasing debt. And, once the GOP takes power, they forget all about the debt and suggest a tax reduction for the rich that will add trillions of dollars to our debt and render the budget inflows to be a small percentage of the budget outflows.
Tax Reform is all the rage. And, now that the fairy-tale land of budget reconciliation has terminated (it ended on 30 September, where items could pass with a simple majority- which means the Vice President could break any ties), our Congress will now get all hyped about lowering the tax burden (I fear they will offer the rich a tax break, the poor more taxes, the middle class empty promises, and Christmas gifts for big business. We’ll have to see what they really propose.)
It’s a truism that reforming the corporate tax rates should encourage businesses to invest in ways to improve their bottom line. That normally means finding a way to enhance productivity. But, that also means the lower rates are part of a program to remove special interests.
More finagling with Obamacare. TheDonald keeps screwing with the insurance companies so that PPACA will die. And, since he is clearly the smartest person in the world (do you think he drinks Dos Equis?)- NOT, he is positive that the world will believe that he didn’t kill it, but it died a natural death. (Hmm. Must be like the Nazis and KKK- that had a torch march on Friday night, threatened the Jews of Charlottesville (without guns while they marched, with guns by the only synagogue in Charlottesvile), and employed vehicular manslaughter (with 19 others maimed and hurt)- were the ones endangered and justified in their actions.)
Running a business? Then, you know that money you spend for meals – or entertainment- that are business related are not fully deductible. Oh, sure, if you spend $ 100 wining and dining a client, your profits have been reduced by $ 100. Except that’s not how it appears on your Schedule C or Form 1120 or Form 1065. Because only 1/2 of that expense is deductible.
For some 7 years now, all we’ve been hearing from the GOP is that Obamacare (aka PPACA- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka ACA) is horrendous, it’s failing, and it must be repealed. But, we’ve seen what the House GOP produced- and now the Senate GOP has just proved that they can produce something worse that Obamacare. MUCH, MUCH, Worse.