27 results for tag: taxes


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/29/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will go off to their annual retreat. The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. On Tuesday evening at 9 PM EDT, President Trump will deliver his first official State of the Union address. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: At 6:09 PM last Monday evening, the House voted on H.R. 195, the vehicle for the Continuing Resolution that had earlier that day passed the Senate. The CR passed, by a vote of 266-150, and was then sent to the President for his signature. And then they were done. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: It’s going ...

Starbucks expands jobs, benefits and raises thanks to tax reform

Starbucks announced Wednesday that they will create 8,000 new jobs and 500 manufacturing positions along with spending $250 million on pay increases, new jobs, employee benefits and stock options for their partners at the company’s stores. The coffee giant cites the “recent changes in the U.S. tax law” for its decision. The Washington Examiner has the details: Starbucks announced Wednesday it will spend $250 million on pay increases, new jobs, and stock options for its 150,000 partners at the company's stores, plants, and support centers starting Jan. 1. The coffee mogul cited "recent changes in the U.S. tax law" for its decision to boost ...

Manufacturers agree with President Trump: Tax reform is “rocket fuel” for the economy

President Trump’s historic tax plan has provided manufacturers with the ability to hire more workers and put more money back into the pockets of manufacturing workers. Real Clear Politics has the details: In the NAM’s latest quarterly Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey of our members, most respondents felt confident that tax reform would grow their businesses and help their workers. Sixty-three percent said comprehensive business tax reform would encourage their companies to spend more on their facilities and equipment, and 58 percent said they would expand their businesses. In addition, 54 percent said they would hire more workers, and ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was not in session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. On Tuesday, they’re scheduled to try to take up 15 bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House will take up S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Waters Rights Quantification Act of 2010. On Thursday, the House will take up S. 139, the FISA Amendments Authorization Act of 2017. And ...

Dear President Trump: We have high hopes for 2018 following a stellar 2017

Tea Party Patriots and our supporters would like to congratulate President Trump on a tremendous first year in office and we are grateful for all that we’ve accomplished together in 2017. As we move into 2018, we wanted to communicate a list of issues that are very important to the tea party movement and ensure that you will have our support if you drive these issues in 2018: End the congressional exemption from ObamaCare Repeal ObamaCare Secure our borders and implement an 'America First' immigration policy Confirm more conservative judges to the federal judiciary A balanced budget amendment Promote term limits for ...

The passage of tax reform brings back the bull market

It’s been two weeks since the GOP tax reform package was signed into law and we’re already seeing a rise in the stock market. The Dow closed at 25,000 for the first time in history today and it’s only going to get better for businesses and investors. Fox Business has the story: The White House forecasts that U.S. growth could reach 4% once the economy experiences the full effects of the tax reform law, and any materialized gain in GDP would be building upon an already solid foundation. In the third quarter of 2017, the U.S. economy grew at 3.2%, the fastest rate since the first quarter of 2015 and also the first time since 2014 that the ...

While most taxpayers’ are struggling, 1 in 5 federal employees’ make $100K+

With the United States buried in debt and our children already in debt before they can even read, people are desperate to know where their hard-earned tax dollars are going and are demanding transparency. A recent survey by OpenTheBooks.com fund found that the average salary of a federal employee exceeds $100,000 and roughly 1 in 5 of those government employees are earning a six-figure salary from taxpayer dollars. The Daily Signal has the details: Almost 30,000 rank-and-file government employees make over $190,823, more than any governor of the 50 states. ... With the government paying the disclosed workforce $1 million per minute, accord...

Report: The United States Senate spent $1.5 million of your money since 1998 settling sexual misconduct complaints

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee released an itemized list of quietly settled harassment complaints and how much was used from its “shush fund” since 1998. The report revealed that $1.5 million of American tax dollars had been used in the chamber’s harassment settlements. The Daily Caller has the details: The report distinguishes between claims made against member-led offices and “other Senate employing offices.” Individual Senate offices have paid out nearly $600,000 in discrimination and harassment settlements, while other Senate employers paid out over $850,000. Listed violations include sex, age, and race discrimination, ...

The Best Christmas Gift of 2017: Tax Reform

The GOP’s tax reform plan is the Christmas gift that we’ve all been waiting for and could be the gift that keeps giving. It has the potential to bring historic tax cuts, more money in our pockets and a brighter future for our families and our country. President Trump has tirelessly pushed for Congress to craft tax cuts that will put people back to work, raise wages and make “Made in the U.S.A.” a reality once again. The Washington Examiner has the details: The new tax code will cut income taxes for just about everyone, including a yearly tax break for the average middle-class family of up to $2,000. The standard deduction will double to ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 12/18/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday evening, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3971, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act, by a vote of 294-129. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, by a vote of 289-135. On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 2396, the Privacy Notification Technical Clarification ...