TAX BILL PASSES President Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate passage of the tax bill at the White House. The tax cut bill also allows for drilling in ANWR and repeals the individual mandate which fines people who don’t purchase private health insurance. http://cvote.it/2BPUCKX
CORPORATIONS RESPOND Once Congress passed the tax cut, AT&T announced they would pay a $1000 bonus to over 200,000 of their U.S. employees. Fifth Third Bank and Wells Fargo said they would boost its minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. And they did this without Congress passing an increase in the minimum wage. Imagine that.http://cvote.it/2BW7KOs
CONSERVATIVES AGAINST CHILD TAX CREDITS? Some conservatives attacked the tax bill for expanding the Child Tax Credit. A conservative website declared “The Child Tax Credit Won’t Save Western Civilization.” Nicole Stacy pushes back against these Scrooge conservatives. http://cvote.it/2BQfjGF
TAX PLAN CALCULATOR Wondering if your family gets a tax cut? You can figure it out at taxplancalculator.com.
OBAMACARE FIXES Senate Republicans push off other changes to Obamacare until January, in order to focus on legislation to avert a government shutdown. A three-week funding bill to Jan. 19 seems likely to pass. http://cvote.it/2BUnOR2
BLUE WAVE IN 2018? Democrats are energized and winning special elections left and right. They’re convinced that they will crush Republicans in the 2018 elections. But is a Blue Wave inevitable? John Daniel Davidson thinks that Democrats are simply not up to the task. http://cvote.it/2BSlJVr
ONE VOTE REALLY MATTERS A state house election in Virginia is now tied. The winner will be decided by a coin toss. If the Republican wins, the GOP maintains control of the Virginia House of Delegates. If the Democrat wins the coin toss, the Virginia House will be evenly divided 50-50. http://cvote.it/2BUpAl8