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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, on Tuesday cited pressure from donors as an imperative for the GOP to pass its tax bill. "My donors are basically saying, 'Get it done or don't ever call me again,'" Collins told reporters. Republican leaders have portrayed the drive for tax reform as a benefit for middle-class families, often at the expense of special interests. The donor pressure appears to be substantial, as the GOP has no major legislative victories to point to since the election of Donald Trump one year ago. Earlier this year, the party failed multiple times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare.

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However, conservative groups like the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity have already expressed reservations about the bill.

The bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is making its way through the House Ways and Means Committee in markup sessions. Republican leaders are targeting next Friday for a deadline to pass the bill in the House and want it on Trump's desk by Christmas.

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Interesting article for a couple of reasons...

1) I suspect the donors involved are not the ones who donate $100 here and $100 there. A candidate doesn't call those types of donors, a candidate calls the donors who donate five figures and higher (sometimes much higher) amounts of money. So much for the Republicans looking after the middle class...

2) At this point in time, Pres Trump is looking for something, anything, to sign into law. His first year of legislative accomplishments has been a dud so far. He seems to care less about what is in the bill than the fact that he signed a bill, any bill, into law. So much for Pres Trump looking after the middle class....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-08 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Is a quid quo pro involving campaign contributions an attempted bribe?

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-11-08 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"'Get it done or don't ever call me again'"

IOW, these guys want MUCH more than they ever gave.

Congresscritters raise money by begging, and prostituting themselves to donors. Donors want their donations back, hundreds-fold, middle class be damned.

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-11-08 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Republican donor may be sitting by his phone without any calls for a very long time.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-08 12:11 PM | Reply

"Donors want their donations back, hundreds-fold, middle class be damned."

That's because they don't consider them donations, they consider them investments.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-08 12:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 11

So much for the Republicans looking after the middle class...

My parents used to tell me the GOP doesn't give a ---- about people who work for a living. Nothing I have ever seen them do has shown me anything different.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-08 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yeah, go ahead and pass it, Chris, and get John Faso to pass it with you. The people of his district are already p$ssed at him for his healthcare vote. This will be the icing on the cake. In 2018 Let's Take Back NY19!

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-08 02:11 PM | Reply

Proof our gov. works for special interests and not the people.

#8 | Posted by bat4255 at 2017-11-08 07:51 PM | Reply

Proof of who owns the GOP.

Billionaires want their tax break and to hell with the middle class.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-09 09:14 AM | Reply

I give these donor's credit for holding their purchases accountable.

How many decades has the christian right given and given and given to the GOP and never gotten their ban on abortions they have been promised?

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-09 12:47 PM | Reply

Corrected headline:

GOP Donors: Give us the ROI for our investment or we will stop buying your brand

#11 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-11-09 01:46 PM | Reply

My donors are basically saying, 'Get it done or don't ever call me again,'"

^
This is the thing Sully says is a hundred times worse than Russian meddling.

You can tell he's sincere because of how he's denounced it so thoroughly in this thread.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-09 01:47 PM | Reply

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