Orrin Hatch Who Just Passed $1 Trillion in Tax Cuts for Rich Says We Can’t Afford CHIP
This is why I always say you never go broke underestimating the GOP. Only those who don’t accept that are surprised. Now we see all the GOP Senators who wrote the SJC about not getting rid of the ACA mandate now have voted to repeal the mandate.
Even Susan Collins has shown who she is when the chips were down.
Looks like no Alexander-Murray health bill attached to CR like Susan Collins wanted… https://t.co/Dpu8wBZYsc
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) December 4, 2017
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) December 4, 2017
Meanwhile Chuck Grassley says the problem with the working class is they waste their money on women, booze, and movies.
“In a Nov. 29 interview, Grassley was adamant about the need for change, even if farmers and small business owners represent a tiny minority of estate tax payers. The reason, he said, is as much philosophical as practical.”
“An estate tax effectively and unfairly taxes a person’s earnings twice, he argued: first when they earn it and again when they die. And, he added, it penalizes savers without touching spenders.”
“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,” Grassley said, “as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”
As if someone working at some low paying job has the same options as a wealthy person to save and invest.
Now Orrin Hatch is lashing out at the kids who use CHIP benefits.
“This week, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) helped push a tax bill through the Senate that will cost about $1 trillion. At the same time, he lamented the difficulties of finding the money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which pays for healthcare for nine million children and costs about $14 billion a year — a program Hatch helped create.”
“A Sunday-morning tweet from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough quoting Hatch kicked off a dustup on Twitter over the Utah Republican’s take on CHIP. Funding for the program — which was created as a joint effort between Hatch and Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy in 1997 — expired at the end of September; Congress has yet to reauthorize it. That puts health care for millions of American children at risk.”
“On Thursday evening, as the Senate debated the Republican tax plan, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) asked whether there’s “something we can do to get the children’s health insurance program done.”
Hatch’s response, in a nutshell: Yes, we’ll fund the program, but we’re really short on money.
“We’re going to do CHIP, there’s no question about it in my mind. And it’s got to be done the right way,” Hatch said. “But the reason CHIP’s having trouble is because we don’t have money anymore, and to just add more and more spending and more and more spending, and you can look at the rest of the bill for the more and more spending.”
“This came as he advocated for a tax bill that, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation’s latest estimate, will add approximately $1 trillion to the deficit even when adjusted for economic growth, and which disproportionately benefits corporations and the wealthy.”
Those are the GOP priorities in a nutshell. It’s why we need a restraining order against the Republicans. We need a Democratic Congress in 2018.
And we need Mike Sax for Congress NY2.
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