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Do you support Republicans’ proposed federal income tax reforms?

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December 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm
May I remind you that Rep. Tom Garrett, VA 5th, the ultimate self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, had no qualms borrowing trillions (after interest on the original loan of $15 trillion) in order to provide tax favors to the wealthy and add more pain to average constituents in his district. Keep in mind the tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy are permanent; the tax changes for average middle class folks are temporary and are set to expire in a few years. You'll now be pretty much unable to deduct your state income taxes, meaning we are being double taxed on the same source of income. People won't have realized the bruising Garrett has instilled on the 5th until 2019 when the first tax filing after the "reform" occurs, well after next year's Congressional elections. It is time to make November 6, 2018, eviction day for Tom Garrett. He has sold thousands and thousands of his middle and lower class "constituents" right down the river. What a liar he is! And, how deceitful. He needs to go.
December 9, 2017 at 1:10 pm
This Tax Cut and Jobs Act is neither for the average Jill or Joe. An unaccountable Congress elected on a bogus gerrymandered redistricting system is rushing to detonate a fiscal bomb over America. Those who are sheltered?....the 1%, corporations and politicians.
Robot truck drivers navigating up and down routes 66, 81 and 95 while Virginia drivers pay $25.00 EZpass tolls heading to mediocre jobs for pay that doesn't keep pace.
Wake up America/Virgina/Fauquier this tax bill is a mistake!!
December 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say
They say the Republican tax proposals encourage companies to buy robots instead of hiring people and creating jobs. Some employers and economists say the bill should promote training instead.
December 8, 2017 at 7:51 am
Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax Deductible
Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social-welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics.
December 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm
Agree with both ella82 and martinkus. Trump needs to GO along with a bunch of people in Congress, both Republican and Democrat! They DO NO have the people's best interests at heart. It's all about the $$$$$. I truly believe Trump is driving our country to World War III. Anyone that says that he is Making America Great Again is a nincompoop!
December 6, 2017 at 11:07 am
The Senate bill stinks! And I say that has a fiscal conservative who used to support the GOP (not anymore and "NO," I am not a Democrat). The bill was passed using "smoke and mirror" politics in the name of "reconciliation"; i.e., Republicans passed the bill with a minimum of 50 votes, effectively shutting out any possible bi-partisan effort. Nice way to run the government, don't you think? Yes, the Democrats used that tactic in the past, but two wrongs do not make it right. While large corporations will receive a permanent tax break, many American families (including mine), will receive a "temporary" tax break which will evaporate around 2025. This is a gimmick to help pay for the huge deficit (around $1 trillion after taking into account the bill's economic benefit) that the bill would inflict upon our current national debt of $20 trillion dollars! Many economists do not believe we need to "supercharge" the economy since it is doing pretty well right now. Big dog Republicans say that future Congresses will not let the tax breaks for the common folk sunset- yeah I believe them...don't you? ("free beer tomorrow"..."check is in the mail"). Republicans are supposed to be the party of fiscal constraint, reigning in the federal debt...not anymore! How are they going to pay for the loss of revenue? Guess what...according to the Republican leadership, the next big issue is tackling "welfare reform." Watch out folks...they are coming for us again. Currently, the federal budget is about $4 trillion dollars a year. Of that amount, about $2 trillion dollars is spent on social security, medicare and medicaid. Guess where they are going to find big bucks to help pay for the growing national debt and huge tax cuts for large corporations? I used to be a supporter of this party...not anymore... The lack of true honest leadership, from the Executive Branch to the Legislative Branch is striking and sad. By the way, the Democrats are no better! Unfortunately, the way the political system is "rigged," the current political duopoly will continue and strangle our Nation.
December 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm
Well...Fauquier County voted for Trump in the election and for the Republicans in the latest election. I would say they very much deserve just exactly what they are going to get...a disaster of a tax bill...and don't blame it on the wealthy that have homes in the county for most of them support Democrats . This Trump idiocy is very much supported by the working class who due to Trump are more than likely to have to work until the day they draw their last breath. Yes..let's make America great impeaching Trump and throwing out the republicans in the 2018 elections. Enough of this selfish bullying child that's calling himself POTUS.
December 5, 2017 at 3:29 pm
The "Yes" votes are coming from the wealthy who love the end of the estate tax!!!!
December 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm
My mistake $1.2 TRILLION to pay for the tax cuts by Americans that are not wealthy or a rich Corporation not $1.2 million.
December 5, 2017 at 10:52 am
Take from Peter to pay Paul. $1.4 trillion in cuts to Corporations and the wealthy, to be paid by a tax increase of $1.2 million to the rest of Americans.
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