Hopes rise for major tax package

by Alexander Bolton and Naomi Jagoda  |  published on December 10, 2015

Congressional leaders and senior White House officials are scrambling to put together a major tax deal, with the talks showing new signs of life after faltering over the weekend.

Negotiations ramped up Monday evening on a deal that could balloon to $800 billion. Both sides are expressing optimism, though buy-in from the White House is still needed.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants to show voters ahead of next year’s election that Republicans know how to govern. He said Congress would finish work on “either a couple-a-year tax package or a more robust tax package.”

  • dog lover

    Gotta get PRESIDENT Trump to place term limits on all political parties in the Senate & congress. Remove the pensions & life long health coverage. Who the he’ll wants them anyway. Time to make changes.


  • billie

    Reduce taxes to bare minimums, No refugee resettlement to us.

    • I Seigel

      What are the “bare minimums”? Military, and that’s it?

  • Jerry

    It looks like Trump has rattled the cages of the worthless low life politicians in Washington. They are starting to do exactly what they are bitching at him for advocating. The party is over for the ‘for sale’ politicians if Trump is elected.

  • malcoolm1999

    This is exactly why every republican RINO and left winger needs to be primaried out of office These are signs of people that hate our country and its people. Stand up for your children against the massive debt that are being thrust upon them and destroying more of their already bleak futures. No more raises in budget, no more raises in taxes, no more, just no more. Shut the Federal government down if need be and vote Trump 2016, and make 2016 the year of the death of the American RINO.

    • I Seigel

      So Malcolm, tell me this: You say you want the government to be shut down. And you want Trump elected. So, are you saying, that you want Trump and no government? Sounds like you’re electing a dictator. Check your history books – that’s EXACTLY how Hitler rose to power.

      • malcoolm1999

        Never said, or implied such a thing, idjit.

      • malcoolm1999

        And, we already have a dictator sitting in the W.H., not

      • malcoolm1999

        And, we already have a dictator sitting in the W.H., not very bright are you.

  • disqus_tKlEuAw2uq

    right on jerry

  • jerry young

    if this package includes any portion to support muslims or refugees then no to the whole thing, as a matter of fact all taxes in America should be reviewed and cut to bare minimum to curb government waste and greed, America needs to stop paying for political greed, perks and luxuries, we also need to stop paying for obamas muslim refugees anyone who supports them should pay out of their own pocket the rest of us should not have to foot the bill

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