tax reform

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say McConnell Must Step Down

More than 97% of self-identified conservatives said that McConnell needs to be replaced by “someone who will fulfill Republican campaign promises.” Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating “excessive expectations.”

Trump Should Pocket Minor Healthcare Win and Move to Tax Reform Immediately

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Tax reform -- by jump-starting the economy -- will actually do much more for the health of the populace than any possible healthcare legislation, which would be a kludge anyway, even if better than Obamacare, which is the kludge of kludges, no one (including Obama himself, who lied about it incessantly) knowing what's in it to this day. With tax reform people will have more money to pay for everything -- including their health.

When Will The Republican Establishment Get A Grip On Reality?

Today’s Republican establishment is one of those online retailers whose slick website accepts your credit card for merchandise that is perpetually on back order – voters have paid in good faith, but their order never ships.

No Obamacare Repeal – No August Recess For Congress

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators; tell them to skip the August Recess to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass the Trump budget and put a pro-growth tax reform package on President Trump’s desk.

Conservatives Come Out Against Ryan’s Border Adjustment Tax

We agree with our conservative friends David McIntosh, Rep. Mark Meadows and Tim Phillips; it’s time to focus on putting together a pro-growth tax reform bill that can pass.

Tax reform is a real must-do

Editors, Washington Examiner

Five months into a period of unified government, Republicans have no significant legislative accomplishments, and their other major goal, repealing and replacing Obamacare, is on an ugly path. They must pass tax reform.

Do Nothing Congress Creating Deadly Enthusiasm Gap For GOP

While President Trump holds a 47 percent approval rating, at 29 percent Speaker Paul Ryan's abysmal approval rating is beginning to drag down the whole GOP, and especially its establishment candidates.

House Freedom Caucus To Ryan: Cancel August Recess

We agree with our friends in the Freedom Caucus; it’s time to go big on tax reform, and to do that Congress must work through the August recess to get a bill on the President’s desk.

RINOs Declare War On Trump’s Conservative Budget

Sen. John McCain and other RINOs have declared President Trump's budget DOA. This is the kind of “Republican” policy that has federal spending on autopilot while tax collections are at record highs and the federal deficit is also at a record high.

Back to basics on tax reform

Editors, Washington Examiner

President Trump promised to fight the special interests in Washington. Reforming the tax code will require him to do just that. Washington isn't broken because it's run by idiots, as Trump sometimes alleged on the campaign trail. Washington and the tax code are broken because it's run by political insiders, which he also recognized, who know exactly what they're doing.

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About the Freedom Caucus

What President Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that when establishment Republicans talk about “governing” and “legislating” what they really mean is growing government at a slightly slower pace or to benefit a different set of cronies than the Democrats would if they were in power.

CHQ Receives White House Briefing

My overall impression after the meeting was that the White House is very engaged and committed to pushing the President’s government reform and spending priorities. Whether the President pushes his priorities through a tweet storm or by turning on his legendary sales skills remains to be seen, but this isn’t the kind of "show vote" government that we are used to from Capitol Hill Republicans, this is real.

New Role For Conservatives: Operate As A Fourth Force

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On tax reform, economic growth, reducing the size and scope of government and many other areas President Trump has indicated he wants to pass a bold conservative agenda. Let’s make it our job to be the “fourth force” that pushes him to the right and convinces him that to pass that agenda he must explicitly and actively move right and align himself with conservatives.

FedUp PAC Poll: Trump Speech a Home Run with Conservatives

Conservatives are impressed and encouraged by President Trump’s first speech to Congress, according to a poll by FedUp PAC. President Trump’s speech addressed the priority issues for conservatives, with 92% saying that the President covered issues very important to them.

Purging the Marriage Penalty

Ed Feulner, CNS News

There’s a lot to fix in the EITC program, and one of the most important is eliminating its marriage penalty. It may not seem very romantic, but increasing EITC benefits for married couples with children is one of the best Valentine Day’s presents Uncle Sam could give.

GOP Debates going big on tax reform

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), want to lower individual and corporate tax rates at the same time. They say focusing on corporate rates alone would leave out smaller businesses that are taxed under the individual code. Others just want to tackle the corporate tax first.

Debate Prep: Asking The Right Questions About Jeb Bush’s Tax Plan

Jeb Bush’s plan merely reshuffles the deck of who gets the favors, rather than fundamentally reforming the tax code. And that begs the question: Why should the government pick economic winners and losers through the tax code?

Sen. Ted Cruz: GOP Must Keep Promises or Risk Getting ‘Walloped’ in Future Elections

In remarks to Heritage Action, Ted Cruz said that Republicans should take this opportunity to lead with "a big, bold agenda that focuses on jobs, on liberty and on security.”

A Pro-Family, Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Sens. Mike Lee & Marco Rubio, Wall Street Journal

The senators propose two simple income-tax brackets: 15% and 35%. Lee and Rubio want to end the marriage penalty and increase the child tax credit.

Boehner's Hollow Rebuke Of Obama: Do Your Job

Speaker John Boehner, Politico

"President Obama faces a choice: He can work with Congress to deal with the tough issues, or he can go it alone and cement a legacy of increased polarization, partisanship and lawlessness."