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The Corker Kickback

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, GOP Greed, tax cut, video )

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TomCat S (123)
Monday December 18, 2017, 1:22 pm
When I learned on Friday that Senator Bob Corker had flipped on the Republican Tax Scam, I wondered why. He had said that he would not support a tax bill that added a penny to the debt. $1 trillion plus is a lot of pennies. That is in character for him, because he has been a deficit hawk throughout his career. Trump could not threaten him, because he retires in January. It just made no sense to me at all… until now.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday December 18, 2017, 1:43 pm
He certainly does look like a snowflake in that photo.

IANAL, but assuming you're correct and the statute is written in such a way that intent must be proved, then you are also correct on your conclusion. This may be an argumant for tweaking the statute ... but that will not even be thinkable for at least a year.


Pat B (354)
Monday December 18, 2017, 1:45 pm
Excellent video, Tom.
ANY repub who votes for this tax bill has no heart, Corker, Cornyn, all of them.!!!

Ted W (127)
Monday December 18, 2017, 2:13 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Thanks for sharing, TomCat-how crooked these repubs are continues to amaze me-never seen such crooks out in the open!!

David C (75)
Monday December 18, 2017, 2:17 pm
for the rich, by the rich, buy the Congress

Donna T (0)
Monday December 18, 2017, 3:52 pm
thank you

Colleen L (3)
Monday December 18, 2017, 4:53 pm
Like th evideo. As for Corker and Cruz changing their minds saying that they will vote "Yes" on the tax bill makes me angry. We voted for these senators and they were sworn in to be for the people...HA.HA. . Thanks TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Monday December 18, 2017, 5:19 pm
I want to correct myself, I meant Rubio, not Cruz in regards to changing his vote on the tax bill . I'm sure Cruz being (R) is voting "yes" for the tax bill. Thanks TomCat

Glennis Whitney (393)
Monday December 18, 2017, 5:58 pm
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer All Republican and Liberals are the same Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday December 18, 2017, 6:41 pm
Corker is Such a SNEAK!
Thank you TomCat

Kathleen M (208)
Monday December 18, 2017, 6:52 pm
Noted. Thx for posting TC. Grrrrr...

Mitchell D (82)
Monday December 18, 2017, 7:30 pm
This is how the tDump people, and the congressional leadership puled the reins in on several other GOPIGS, with bribes that get to be called by euphemistic names! Susan Collins was bribed, as were others, as pointed out lst week!

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday December 18, 2017, 9:27 pm
When Corker flipped his vote I told my husband there was absolutely no reason for him to do so other than a direct threat to his life and/or family or some “beautiful” pension plan. As it turned out, it was the latter. This time the GOP had to bow deep, they went as far as a provision that can literally be traced to one man.

That is morally corrupt, and equal to the morally corrupt provisions/amendments they’ve added to get the votes of other Republicans. I’ve voiced my unbelief and outrage over the banana-republic-style of legislating here before; there’s no need to repeat it.But why should the GOP care; they’re not going to investigate themselves and they are safe in the knowledge that if an amendment or provision doesn’t have a footnote or such which says that this particular one was added for Corker and Corker only and has a lot of signatures including that of Corker, there’s little chance this will ever stand in court. As Edie says: most of then should [then] probably be prosecuted.

Nita L (127)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 2:42 am
Thank you for the video TC. I knew some really good candy was inserted for the votes to change. I'm really scared about this Tax Scam vote. It will destroy America if it goes through.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 3:51 am
wow just wow

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 4:01 am
I knew it was too good to be true — a Republican with morals and ethics! Just like leopards, Republicans never change their spots! Pure greed!

As Amy Goodman noted, large corporations, LLCs and others including Drumpf will benefit the most. Corker deals in commercial real estate as does Drumpf. Those hurt the most by this bill will be the elderly, low income persons, families, Puerto Rico and others. Additionally, there are other tax policies like the killing of the individual mandate for Obamacare and the child tax credit that will affect middle and low income people disproportionately.

Philip Alston, a UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said “at the end of the day, particularly in a rich country like the USA, the persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power. With political will, it could readily be eliminated.” (Common Dreams)

There is absolutely no political will on the part of Republicans to change this. All Republicans should be held accountable for this fiasco.

I was miffed that Cornyn said that Democrats refused to participate in the tax overhaul without saying why — a very pointed dig.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 6:03 am

Jim Phillips (3247)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 7:46 am
Votes to pass: Question

I have a question here: I was under the assumption that in order for the senate to pass any bill, budget, legislation, it must have 60 votes. Now, I see that to pass a bill, a GOP budget, with only 51 votes needed. What happened here? Did I miss something… Was there a change in the number of votes required to pass legislation… Can anyone answer this for me? Thanks. Hugzzz.

TomCat S (123)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 12:53 pm
Thanks, stars and hugs for all. Jim,, I replied at the site.

Richard A (2)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 1:13 pm
The ethics that these senators absolutely amazing.
They care only about that which is good for themselves.

Richard A (2)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 1:20 pm
Corker showed his true colors long ago when, for the benefit of corporate donors, he submarine the the UAW in Tennessee.

Spy K (224)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 4:38 pm
thanks tc------and so noted-------OMG GOP-------what lynn nita lona and all of u have already said------and they are trying to remove the 'individual mandate' from ACA with this i heard 2day -------more voodoo econ------more WTF here-------WE RESIST EVERYDAY

Janet B (0)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 8:40 pm

Winn A (179)
Wednesday December 20, 2017, 6:36 am
Thanks TC

Dot A (180)
Wednesday December 20, 2017, 10:14 am
Trumpelstiltskin's evil empire is rising, and there is a strong sense of helplessness settling into our nation's most ethical of citizens. That wicked smile residing in the WH tells the tale of malicious intent, without compassion, mercy, nor soul; - elected to The United States, - Putin it to US. Pray, and keep resisting! Thanks, always, Tom Cat~ Sorry to say, there are too many addicted to the behaviors of greed and entitlement nowadays. Less and less who have higher ideals and ethical compasses for the good of All. It's a path of destruction, that far too many are willingly dancing down, with glee, to the finish line. When the corruption finally destroys the whole of society's foundation, and I think they're dreaming of getting away Scott-free and rich, - but, in truth, there will only be losers across all levels of the socio-economic structure. The reason greed is toxic is because it destroys the host. Looks like some folks just can't stop until the end result proves out this basic truth. In the meantime, the honest and virtuous become strong in the interim, and learn to live above the wrongs of others. Our souls remain intact. Everything else is temporary. All falls away. The spirit of compassion survives. Lest not we lose our way. Stay strong friends!!!

TomCat S (123)
Wednesday December 20, 2017, 12:49 pm
TYVM and AMEN to all.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday December 20, 2017, 8:14 pm

Animae C (508)
Friday December 29, 2017, 3:33 am
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