When Donald Trump was elected, there were a good few of us hoping that, with the help of Republican Congressmen and women, we’d be able to Make America Great Again. This past year has been a demonstration of just how much the Republican Establishment is against the American people and just how much they’d rather maintain their status quo of submitting to the Democrats rather than working hard to beat them.
But one Republican Senator has shown that he’s tired of the constant attacks by the Left. He’s tired of the constant smear campaign the Left runs and the constant deceitful tactics they employ. Tactics such as, specifically, “Republicans only want to help the rich, not everyone else.”
That Republican Senator is Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). According to RealClearPolitics, Hatch “admonished Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for accusing Republicans of writing the tax bill ‘for the rich’ at a late night hearing on amendments and markups.”
Brown said to Hatch: “With all due respect, I get sick and tired of the rich getting richer.”
Hatch responded with: “I come from the poor people, and I have been here working my whole stinkin’ career for people who don’t have a chance, and I really resent anybody that says I’m doing it for the rich. Give me a break. I think you guys overplay all the time, and it gets old. And frankly, you ought to quit it.”
Mighty powerful stuff from an elected Republican Senator. But he’s not done. He continued with: “What you said was not right (referring to Brown’s claim that the tax cut will benefit the rich). I come from the lower-middle class, originally. We didn’t have anything. So don’t spew that stuff on me. I get a little tired of that crap. Let me just say something. If we worked together, we could pull this country out of every mess it is in. We could do a lot of the things that you are talking about, too. I think I have had a reputation for working together. I like you very much personally, but this bullcrap that you guys throw out here really gets old after a while. And then to do it right at the end of this is just not right.”
Bravo! Way to stand up to the Democrats! And for once, I don’t mean this sarcastically!
Do you have any idea how long people have been hoping Republicans in Congress would do something like this? Putting Democrat liars in their place? Pushing back against the false notion that Republicans’ only intentions are to help the rich get richer?
What Brown said was entirely wrong. The bill doesn’t help the rich all that much. It helps to a certain extent, but they’ll still be paying almost all of the tax revenue the federal government receives. And yet, the Left makes it their mission to deceive the public into believing every single Republican effort when it comes to taxes will benefit the rich and only the rich.
In reality, the Democrat Party has been the most Wall-Street-friendly party in politics. On the outside, they claim that rich people should pay “their fair share”, but ensure that their friends get tax breaks or the ability to avoid paying taxes.
When was the last time Al Sharpton paid taxes? He’s been a tax evader for many many years now, but he’s still not just walking free, but also out in public claiming every white person is racist just because they’re white and that black people are always the victims of police brutality. That criminals who end up getting shot are sweet angels helping their communities.
But returning to taxes, we conservatives have had to endure a relentless assault coming from the Left without seeing much Republican push-back. Hey, forget taxes, THAT HAPPENS WITH ALMOST EVERY ISSUE!
The Democrats lie about an issue and Republicans make no noticeable effort to push back against their outrageous claims. On some issues, the GOP even SIDES with the Democrats. Take Roy Moore, for example. He’s been accused of things that haven’t been proven, but the Republicans were the first to demand he quit the race and resign should he win (even planning on expelling him from Senate).
Now take Al Franken. He’s a well-documented SEX OFFENDER and the most Republicans demand of him is that there be an “investigation”. An investigation that will likely take years to resolve and will amount to exactly nothing. No calls for his resignation coming from his political opponents. At most, I’ve seen ONE (ironically, Democrat) Senator calling for him to resign. Sen. Rebecca Otto (D-MN) called for him to resign, but she’s the only person I’ve seen call for it.
Moore has everyone in the Establishment calling for him to quit the race vs. one Dem senator calling for Franken to do the right thing.
President Trump hopes Congress will pass tax reform by the end of this year, and so far, I can see at least one Republican seemingly looking to do that.
Looking at Hatch’s voting record, he’s voted solidly conservative for a while now, even during the Obama era and especially during the Trump era. He’s voted to repeal Obamacare every time it’s come up this year. And seemingly, he’s looking to pass tax reform when that issue comes to the Senate.
I just wish every Republican pushed back against the Left like Hatch did. I wish every Republican would vote like Hatch has been.
Earlier, he said “if we worked together, we could pull this country out of every mess it is in.” And that’s right. If Republicans and Democrats worked together, they COULD do that. But Democrats don’t want that. Beyond that, enough Republicans don’t even want that.
When he said that, he meant working through bipartisanship. But that doesn’t even need to happen. Republicans own the majority in Congress. THEY DON’T HAVE TO WORK WITH DEMOCRATS TO PULL THIS COUNTRY OUT OF THESE MESSES! Messes, I’ll remind you, that were created by the Democrats.
If Republicans wanted to work together, Obamacare would’ve been repealed and replaced MONTHS ago, tax reform would’ve been taken care of and we’d be in a far better position to Make America Great Again than we are. Alas, the GOP doesn’t want to Make America Great Again. The Democrats certainly don’t want to Make America Great Again. They’re the REASON why we’re trying to Make America Great Again.
I don’t expect Senate Republicans to do the right thing and pass tax reform (I’m honestly hoping they’ll surprise me), but regardless of the result, I say “kudos” to Hatch for actually (though, not literally) showing that he does indeed have male genitalia.
Here’s hoping and praying the GOP doesn’t give me yet another reason to absolutely hate their guts.
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