GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has multiple credible accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, including the molestation of a 14 year-old girl when he was 32. So, why has the President and the Republican Party endorsed this vile excuse for a human being’s candidacy?
To ensure America’s middle class pay for a tax cut for the top 1%.
The Senate GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went through so many changes, it could have enrolled into Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The final bill:
- Raises the estate tax exemption to $11 million (this benefits the nation’s 1,800 wealthiest families).
- Drops the top tax rate for millionaires from 39.6% to 38.5%.
- Cuts the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% (Obama proposed a drop to 28%).
- Increases taxes on Americans earning $75,000 and less by 2027.
- Increases the deficit by $1.4 trillion.
- Ends the Obamacare mandate, which will lead to 13 million Americans with fewer coverage and a 10% increase in premiums.
Last week in the dead of night, Senate Republicans successfully passed their tax plan with 51 votes. Multiple GOP detractors were coaxed back into supporting the legislation, including Susan Collins and Jeff Flake. Concerned about expanding the deficit, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker was the lone Republican to vote against the bill.
Now the bill goes through conference committee, where the Senate version and the House bill are forged into a singular plan that must pass both houses of Congress before being signed by POTUS.
Collins agreed to the bill once Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised her that two Obamacare stabilization bills would be passed before the end of the year. Unfortunately for Collins, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office says it has not committed to such a deal.
Collins isn’t the only senator whose commitment could become shaky before a final vote.
Jeff Flake was won over when a “$85 billion expensing budget gimmick” was ejected and he was promised to be involved in discussions to find a solution to keep DACA recipients in the country. However, there is nothing currently planned or any guaranteed provisions agreed upon. The deadline to extend DACA is March 5th.
All of these people are incredibly shitty dealmakers.
The GOP is attempting to push this bill though the budget reconciliation process, which won’t allow Corker’s requested “trigger” to increase funding when the deficit takes a hit (and it will). This means Corker likely remains a “no” and Collins and Flake’s support could become questionable if they don’t see headway being made on their demands. Losing these three senators would block the bill, making child molester Roy Moore the tax plan’s safety net.
While Alabama Republicans smash their moral compasses against a rock in casting a vote for Moore to stand against abortion, Trump and the RNC endorse in hopes of guaranteeing a legislative win.
The reality is, Moore was a horrific specimen of living tissue long before the party of “family values” backed a (now) known child molester for office.
When Keith Ellison was elected to the House in 2006, Moore wrote an op-ed declaring a Muslim should not be allowed to serve in Congress. Moore’s support for religious liberty seems to only apply to predominantly white religions.
In 2016, Chief Justice Moore was suspended after ordering probate judges to defy the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision recognizing same-sex marriage.
In a speech last September, Moore appeared to refer to Asians as “yellows” and Native Americans as “reds.” He later claimed he was referencing a 150 year-old song. However, it’s hard to believe his remarks were void of racist intent when you consider Moore still believes in the birther conspiracy theory.
In contrast, Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones, as U.S. attorney, successfully prosecuted two members of the Ku Klux Klan for the 1963 Birmingham church bombing which resulted in the deaths of four young black girls.
Come on, Alabama. This is literally the easiest decision you will ever have to make.
If Moore wins next week, the Republican Party may not lose its tax plan… but it will have lost its soul.