Trump won't release his tax returns to let us see how much of a lie he's told us. They also began teeing up an agenda for 2018. "We don't have that that often in Tennessee", said Kent Syler, an assistant political science professor at Middle Tennessee State University.
AT&T announced that they will distribute more $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 of their employees and invest more than $1 billion next year in their domestic business.
The tax package provides a deep cut in the corporate rate, from 35 percent to 21 percent. But President Reagan's across the board tax cuts led to quarterly growth rates of 5.6 percent and 7.7 percent in 1983 that rose to more than 8 percent in 1984.
The head of a conservative Republican faction in the US Congress, who voted this month for a huge expansion of the national debt to pay for tax cuts, called himself a "fiscal conservative" and urged budget restraint in 2018.
Some of the president's strongest allies conceded that voters may not immediately warm to the new law.
North Carolina Democrats say they are beginning 2018 energized and intent on regaining their historical control of the state's General Assembly, harnessing anger over Republican Donald Trump's presidency and buoyed by Democratic victories elsewhere. We'll know soon enough, so no point in leaning too far into this question, but here are things to watch for. In December they fielded a candidate in a special state Senate race who lost by nine points in a district where the party didn't even run a candidate in 2010 or 2014 because it is considered so deeply Republican.
Golden also noted that there's a lot of ground to cover before November and with Washington's GOP leadership standing to make gains with an improving economy. And it's certainly possible some members will change their behavior in an election year.
"It looks like we're going to spend more money on growing the government in January than perhaps the biggest amount of money that we spent since the Obama stimulus plan".
Long Island homeowners with property taxes above $10,000 who will get clobbered by the tax bill shouldn't be fooled by Reps. He was one until he switched his registration to a Democrat amid unhappiness with Republican lawmakers, particularly on redistricting favoring the GOP and their refusal to expand Medicaid to the state's working poor. There were marches and demonstrations, some of which seemed to have an impact, like stopping the Senate from outright repealing Obamacare.
For example, among the ideas I have heard, we could reconfigure our income tax to make it an employer-side payroll tax - as the new tax reform law still allows corporations to claim state-and-local tax deductions, just not human beings.
People living in high-tax states like NY and California may ultimately pay more.
Ryan is under increasing pressure from defense hawks on the House Armed Services Committee who reluctantly backed the current stopgap spending bill on assurances a deal is near to increase Pentagon spending.
The personal injury attorney is considering running for governor in Florida but said he isn't even sure he would run as a Democrat, despite having hosted Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton in his home for fundraisers.
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens argued that regular folks will be happy to see higher stock prices reflected in their retirement accounts, but that's because he's conflated shareholdings with share values (it's the latter that matter most).
Fivethirtyeight.com says that's the most dismal figure for a majority party in Congress since the 1938 election cycle.
This bill is good for the country as a whole, but will cause taxpayers in high-tax states to lose some deductions.
Fifty-one Republican senators may simply not have the votes for major legislation.
The road to a Democratic House majority, if there is one, runs through these districts. It's Brian Kolb. If Donald Trump does good things for NY, I will support it.
"People think it's unfair".