Thanks To Senator John McCain (Again!)–And Here Is Why

Republicans ran on Regular Order during the 2016 election season, and now are running away from it. Thanks to Sen. McCain they can not run far.

McCain is laying down the same marker on tax legislation as he did on health care, demanding regular order and support from both parties. McCain: “We need to do it in a bipartisan fashion. I am committed, as I’ve said before, to a bipartisan approach, such as we’ve been doing in the Armed Services Committee for the last 53 years.”

Amen, John!

One reason this is vital is due to Republicans wishing to pull a snow job on the nation if they are not required to undertake regular order.

“The tax plan being presented to GOP members over the next couple of days — as soon as this afternoon to senators — isn’t likely to include tough policy decisions about revenue raisers,” according to Axios.

Said one GOP lobbyist: “All of the goodies and none of the vegetables.”

“Although there’s disagreement about how much individual and corporate tax rates should be lowered, almost every Republican is going to be happy with tax cuts and lower rates. The painful decisions come in when members are forced to decide about revenue-raising policies — for example, whether to eliminate or reduce the state and local tax deduction, which Bloomberg reported this morning is already hitting blue-state Republican resistance.”


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