These Republicans are straight up crooks. Stealing from the American Taxpayer.
Senator John Cornyn was on ABC this week and admitted to giving Senator Bob Corker a last minute golden parachute for his yes vote on the Republican Tax Scam Bill. The last minute provision could enrich Bob Corker and Donald Trump. Corker has real estate holdings and is a multimillionaire. Corker basically gave himself a huge retirement bonus, on the dime of hard working taxpayers.
This is NOT unbelievable, because you are dealing with common thieves here.
BREAKING: Sen. @JohnCornyn tells @ThisWeekABC that last-minute provision enriching @SenBobCorker & other GOP lawmakers was added to the tax bill as part of an effort to Ã¢ÂÂcobble together the votes we needed to get this bill passedÃ¢ÂÂ https://t.co/5spNBNb8Vl
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) December 17, 2017
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the majority whip, on Sunday said a provision that could personally enrich key Republican lawmakers was added to the final tax bill as part of an effort to “cobble together the votes we needed to get this bill passed.” Cornyn was pressed about the provision on ABC’s “This Week,” after an International Business Times investigation showed that Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee suddenly switched his vote to “yes” after GOP leaders added the provision, which could boost Corker’s real estate income. A top Democratic senator, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, responded to Cornyn’s explanation by saying the language put into the bill also “would be a windfall to Donald Trump.”
As IBT first reported, the provision potentially enriching Corker, Trump and a handful of other top Republican lawmakers, was not part of the House- or Senate-passed bill, but was added by GOP lawmakers to the final bill, which was publicly released on Friday afternoon. Corker, who is not seeking re-election and is considered a crucial swing vote due to his criticism of President Trump, suddenly said he would support the final bill. He initially voted against the original bill in the Senate, which did not have the provision. Corker subsequently asserted to IBT that he did not know about the provision being added to the final bill, and he also declared he has not even read the tax bill he announced he is voting for.
The provision at issue would provide a special tax deduction on income made from so-called “pass through” entities, like real estate LLCs. The specific language would provide the lucrative tax deduction for such entities, even when they employ few or no employees — a structure that tax experts say is designed to give a tax break to real estate moguls.
This sly last minute addition to the #GOPTaxScam particularly benefits one group: Real estate moguls like @realDonaldTrump. Urging my Republican colleagues to put personal profit and politics aside, itÃ¢ÂÂs still not too late to do the right thing. https://t.co/svRfDZelps
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) December 17, 2017