Corker is shocked, Shocked, SHOCKED!

Last night, David Sirota tweeted a link to this story in the International Business Times:

In the individual House and Senate bills, the 20 percent deduction for “pass-through” entities, which was limited to businesses that hire many employee. However, in the final version of the bill from the conference committee, this tax break now applies to real estate.

As we all know, the Republicans have been bleating and mewling that the Billions for Billionaires bill is about creating jobs. They say it with a straight face and do not burst into flames, and such is the ineffable way of Gawd. No one yet has explained how holding real estate creates jobs. Slapping your name on an apartment building you just bought? (cough **Comrade Stupid** cough)

Also, the richest Republicans in the Senate have extensive real estate holdings, including Sen. Bob Corker, who went from a HELL NO  to a HELL YEAH! vote. Corker is shocked Shocked SHOCKED that gambling is going on that the provision found its way into the bill. Especially when …

The gun, it smokes.

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5 Responses to Corker is shocked, Shocked, SHOCKED!

  1. A.J. says:

    And Corker’s defense why that provision didn’t catch his attention…?

    “I had, like, a two-page summary I went through with leadership. I never saw the actual text.

    Translation: He didn’t read it. He never read the final tax bill he announced he will support.

    Didn’t the Reich-wing once bitch they never had enough time to read the Affordable Care Act, that the bill was railroaded through Congress without them knowing what was in it? Who later insisted on a certain number of days, based on the bill’s total page-counts, to give them time to read bills in front of them (Lookin’ at you Rand Paul)?

    But that was when Democrats were in charge…..

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  2. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Textbook kleptocracy!

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  3. Osirisopto says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong.

    If the Senate alters the bill in any way it has to go back to the house for reconciliation once again.

    Before the 22nd or twattler has a sad.

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  4. roket says:

    It’s as if trickle-down economics only benefit the rich. Who could have possibly foreseen such an occurrence???

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