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Oct 18 2017
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Michael Arone - State Street Global Advisors

U.S. earnings are beginning to decelerate. A monetary policy mistake certainly could derail the markets. And lastly, zero could be the legislative victories the Republican Party has as they go towards campaigning for midterm elections next year.feedback

Laurence Kotlikoff and Jack Mintz

Tax Policy Center’s models don’t simulate how the GOP plan would draw investment to the U.S.feedback

Richard G. Thissen

Federal retirees earned their retiree health benefits through years of hard work for this country. Shifting more of the cost of the premiums onto their backs now – when they have already entered retirement – fails to honor the commitments and promises made to them in exchange for their service.feedback

Walton Francis

As a rough estimate, it would raise annuitant premiums by about 2 percent a year more than they would otherwise rise. After 10 years, that would be about a 20 percent increase in costs to annuitants.feedback

Tricia Neuman

Over the past few decades, the share of large employers offering retiree health benefits has dropped fairly dramatically. With fewer and fewer large employers offering retiree health benefits, we're now seeing a clear decline in the share of seniors with retiree health benefits.feedback

Laura Kusisto

So far the deduction is one of the few being kept alive in the framework put forward by President Donald Trump and fellow GOP leaders in Congress this month. While the mortgage deduction is kept in place, it might face irrelevance. That is because the tax plan also would almost double the standard deduction for individuals and couples, meaning only the highest earners would continue to itemize their deductions, and only a few of them would take the mortgage break. For most taxpayers, the standard deduction is likely to be the better option.feedback

Donald J. Trump

In my opinion, what's happening is, as we meet – Republicans are meeting with Democrats because of what I did with the CSR, because I cut off the gravy train. If I didn't cut the CSRs, they wouldn't be meeting. They'd be having lunch and enjoying themselves, all right?feedback

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The provisions of the vile budget resolution are destructive and absurd.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're probably now closer than ever before. My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding. Some of the people that he may be looking at, I'm going to see if we talk him out of that, because frankly, they're great people. Just so you understand, the Republican Party is very, very unified.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Some people are really taking advantage of our system. And we are going to be looking very, very strongly therefore at welfare reform. People are taking advantage of the system and then other people aren't receiving what they really need to live, and we think it's very unfair to them.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well, I have a very good relationship with Steve Bannon. I like Steve. Steve is doing what Steve thinks is the right thing. I'm friends with most of them. I like and respect most of them, and I think they like and respect me. The Republican Party is very, very unified. There are some Republicans, frankly, that should be ashamed of themselves. So I can understand fully how Steve Bannon feels.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I can understand where Steve Bannon's coming from. Steve is doing what Steve thinks is the right thing.feedback

Doug Heye

What's clear is that Trump knows if he wants to have any kind of legislative victory, much less a legislative legacy, he has to work with Mitch McConnell to make that happen. The question is how short term this will be. It's hard to see, just how given Trump has been thus far, that this is going to be a long-term answer.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the Democrats will be blamed for the mess. This is an Obamacare mess. Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. It's no longer – don't – you shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. When the premiums go up, that has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that we had poor health care delivered poorly, written poorly, approved by the Democrats.feedback

Kevin Hassett

I think there are a lot of policy levers that we can move to make it so that we are not at a new normal, below 3 percent. And one of them ... is corporate tax policy.feedback

Gabriel Rubin - The Wall Street Journal

The CFTC tested three of the largest U.S. clearinghouses– CME Group Inc.'s CME -0.29% CME Clearing, Intercontinental Exchange Inc.'s ICE -0.74% ICE Clear U.S. and LCH Clearnet Group Ltd.'s LCH Ltd.–and found that each would be able to generate sufficient liquidity to keep markets functioning even if two of their major clearing member banks were to default.feedback

Joseph Lawler - The Washington Examiner

Departing Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Friday called on President Trump to reappoint his boss, Janet Yellen, to stay at the helm of the central bank. He should appoint Janet Yellen,' the central banker said Friday at a World Bank conference... Janet is a safe pair of hands,' he said. Fischer did not comment on other candidates Trump is said to be considering for the post. Fischer did say, however, that while having a Ph.D. in economics is an advantage in running the Fed, it is not necessary for a smart person.feedback

Jacey Fortin - The New York Times

It is unlike President Trump to cheer when stocks fall, but early on Saturday he did just that.feedback

Martin Crutsinger - Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound by year's end. Her comments suggested that the central bank will soon resume raising interest rates to reflect the strengthening economy. Most economists foresee the next rate hike – the third this year – coming in December.feedback

Lorraine Woellert - Politico

The Mortgage Bankers Association said it is open to a rewrite of homeowner tax breaks as part of a broader reform package, adding to the political momentum in support of a mortgage tax credit. The MBA position comes days after the National Association of Home Builders broke ranks with the real estate industry to endorse changes to the mortgage interest deduction, a tax break that for decades has been considered untouchable.feedback

Ted Cruz

If we do nothing, if tax reform crashes and burns, if on Obamacare nothing happens, we could face a bloodbath. I think we have the potential of seeing a Watergate-style blowout.feedback

Steve Bannon

Right now, it's a season of war against a GOP establishment. Up on Capitol Hill, it's like the Ides of March. They're just looking to find out who is going to be Brutus to your Julius Caesar.feedback

Kevin Hassett

The main reason that wages increase is that the lower tax rate reduces the total cost of a firm that's investing in a capital asset, like a machine, here in the U.S., and more assets like machines let workers produce more. And when workers can produce more, businesses can afford to pay their workers more.feedback

Brad White

After a day of monitoring his condition, and on the advice of his physicians and other health care professionals, Senator Cochran has postponed his return to Washington. He will continue his recuperation at home in Mississippi. The Senator has expressed his intention to return to the Senate when his health permits, and to fulfill his commitment and duties to the people of his state.feedback

David Bozell

The battle royale between Trump and the base vs. McConnell and the establishment is upon us. It's just going to get hotter and hotter and hotter. The litmus test is – whether you're an incumbent or a challenger – we're looking to see who's going to support Mitch McConnell or not. If you're going to support Mitch McConnell and this leadership team, there's not going to be an appetite for you.feedback

Dave Brat

They should be challenged for not keeping their word.feedback

Stuart Stevens

The idea that you would be afraid of Steve Bannon is just laughable.feedback

Rick Tyler

Bannon believes in his world view and is driven by an ideological purity. With the support of Moore in the Alabama race, he demonstrated a pro-ideology play rather than an anti-Trump play.feedback

Steve Bannon

In Alabama, you folks were able to turn the tables. You took Mitch McConnell's money and you took it from his biggest asset to his biggest liability. The more money they spend, the fewer votes they get. Yeah Mitch, the donors are not happy, they've all left you. We've cut your oxygen off Mitch. Money is not courageous, but money is smart. Nobody's safe. We're coming after all of them. And we're going to win.feedback

Steve Bannon

Bob Corker has trashed the Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces while we have young men and women in harm's way, right? He said he's leading them on a path to World War III, that he is not stable, that people have to keep him moderated… Why some U.S. senator in a position of that authority for the first time in the history of our Republic has mocked and ridiculed a Commander-in-Chief when we have kids in the field.feedback

Steve Bannon

The day of taking a few nice conservative votes and hiding are over. A "season of war on the GOP establishment. We need to move with urgency.feedback

Evan McMullin

He probably understands their remarks represent a new stage of acceptance setting in across the country, even among his supporters, that he is unfit and incapable. That, I think, is inspiring his accelerated efforts to throw red meat to his base to shore up their support. I expect that to continue, if not intensify, and to result in increasing political challenges for the GOP as 2017 and 2018 elections approach and in years to come.feedback

Ted Cruz

It is unfortunate that you've got Republican squabbling. I wish we had the maturity of high school. It is a junior high right down to the cliques. It is like the movie 'Mean Girls.feedback

Leonard Lance

I favor retention of SALT in its entirety. The last time we had major tax reform in this country it was on the table, but it was eventually taken off the table.feedback

Tom MacArthur

I'm not fixated on one solution. I'm fixated on making sure that the people of my state don't finance tax benefits elsewhere.feedback

Amy Fried

She has a strong commitment to the Republican Party not being the party of Trump and LePage.feedback

Joe Scarborough

I am a Republican, but I'm not going to be a Republican anymore.feedback

Kevin Brady

No decisions have been reached, or anywhere close to it, but we're having a really healthy discussion on ideas, options, alternatives. The construction worker on the street is taxed higher, so the investment banker in the penthouse can get a break.feedback

Kathy Szeliga

Elijah Cumming's wife running for MD gov. - she likes fancy words - 'minutiae' to let us know how smart she is - 'I have a Ph.D. in political science with an emphasis on public policy. I am confident on mastering any minutiae when it comes to government and policy.feedback

Kathy Szeliga

Don't judge me by what someone posts on my page on Facebook. I was just quoting her. . . . She's telling us her qualifications to be governor and that she has a PhD. I wasn't opining on that; I was just putting what her words were.feedback

Alan Tonelson

Will watered-down victories, weak victories, will that satisfy the kinds of Republican voters in particular who put President Trump over the top? I think there's reason for real doubt about that.feedback

Chris Coons

It's really unfortunate that the president has chosen to blast him in a series of tweets that were both distracting and disrespectful.feedback

Christian Ferry

I don't think anyone wins. It just continues us on the path of complete dysfunction.feedback

Lindsey Graham

It doesn't really matter what he says about Corker and it doesn't really matter what Corker says about him. I don't think it's good. I don't think it is healthy.feedback

Matthew Schlapp

The president is channeling the views of a lot of conservatives who still feel burned by the Iran nuclear deal and who feel that (Corker) is a bit of a chickenhawk when it comes to conservative issues. He clearly is demonstrating that his party does not dominate his judgment on everything, so he's OK with going after these Republicans who are unreliable on key issues. He tends to pick targets that have been bothering Republicans for a long period of time.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by more than 18 percent and this was accomplished largely by American innovation and technology from the private sector rather than government mandate.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he's also on the Budget Committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week.feedback

Ronald Reagan - Challenger

I'm staking my whole case on my ability to broaden the base of the Republican Party, not doing it at the expense of principles but building a coalition for democratic capitalism, people capitalism.feedback

Mary Bono

He, of all presidents, should understand that. I believe that at the end of the day, he's going to recognize how important this is to him and the businesses he's been successful at.feedback

Tom Davis

If ever there was room for a deal, it's on DACA. You'll see a deal at the end of the day. But they've got to go through the dance first. If Trump puts his blessing on this thing, I think it takes off all the pressure.feedback

Mary Bono

Depending on how it's done, there's great risk in it being divisive. Some members are a little bit afraid to take a position because they don't know where the leadership is...When the playbook keeps shifting, you're the only one left twisting in the wind at the end.feedback

Bob Corker

There are other people within the administration in my belief that don't. OK? Sorry.feedback

Todd Womack

We led the opposition to the Iran deal and there would have been no vote in Congress had it not been for Corker's bill. We forced a vote on the Iran deal, [the Obama Administration's] plan was to go around Congress.feedback

Bob Corker

I deal with people throughout the administration and he from my perspective is in an incredibly frustrating place. They work very well together to make sure the policies we put forth across the world are, you know, sound and coherent.feedback

Todd Womack

Last week President Trump called Senator Corker and asked him to reconsider his decision not to seek reelection and said I would have endorsed you.feedback

Paul Ryan

We really can get this done this year. You're not going to get 3 percent [economic] growth in 2018 if you don't get this done in 2017. So we're really serious about that.feedback

Mark Kelly

It is an acknowledgment by the Republicans that a law does matter – that laws matter, period.feedback

Peter Wehner

The question is whether the so-called establishment is willing to engage in that fight.feedback

Paul Ryan

We haven't reformed this tax system since 1986. We need to pass this budget so we can help bring more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for people across this country. The time for this is now. The opportunity is right in front of us.feedback

Luke Messer

Our number one target in these tax cuts should be what's the path to 4 percent growth.feedback

Luke Messer

We'll get a budget passed in the Senate as well and we'll get it reconciled. What happened in health care is not OK. From my perspective, the United States Senate is broken. It's not OK to make promises on health care for seven years and then shrug and walk away when it got a little hard.feedback

John Yarmuth

We have Republicans who are opposed that will vote for it today. We're fighting about the budget because we really believe the Republican budget represents a drastically wrong set of priorities for the American public and government.feedback

Dudley Brown

The term in hockey is 'turtling'. I think it's telegraphing that you feel guilty about something. We'll never do that. We don't think going dark and hiding is a proper response.feedback

Larry Pratt

I don't think we should listen to people who are not interested in safe gun-handling. They're interested in banning guns. We're not going to go there. We're not going to give them an inch. They will not stop. Their appetite is total.feedback

Larry Pratt

Given the spinelessness of so many of the Republican caucus, the best thing would be to get the leadership not to let it come up. If it comes to a vote, they are going to be held accountable.feedback

Joni Ernst

I didn't know they existed until the incident in Las Vegas. So, certainly, I'm willing to discuss. I think it's OK to debate it. We need to know more about it.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

The fire and brimstone is coming. This is just their tried-and-true strategy to stay out of the debate for a few days before they lay down the law with their allies here in Congress.feedback

James Lankford

The first thing you've got to get actually is the facts. What we shouldn't do is just say, Let's do something' and the 'something' actually doesn't make a difference...That doesn't help anyone.feedback

Dudley Brown

We don't do that crap. We're not going to give cover to politicians who vote against the Second Amendment.feedback

Mark Sanford

The train's left the station, and if you're a budget hawk, you were left at the station.feedback

Artemio Muniz

I tell everybody that Trump might be, ironically, the president that saves the GOP when it comes to the Hispanic community because if he passes this DACA legislation, it's going to be a total 180 as to what he stood for during his campaign. He's going to save the GOP because the GOP itself has not been able to do anything and we could make the argument to Hispanic communities that it was Donald Trump that actually forced legislation, and the Democratic Party had eight years to do something and never did. If we don't codify it, we'll be in serious danger as a party.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Alabama is sooo lucky to have a candidate like 'Big' Luther Strange. Smart, tough on crime, borders & trade, loves Vets & Military. Tuesday!feedback

Alyssa Pettus - Shelby

Roy Moore has not yet reached out with a time for the two of them to meet; however, Senator Shelby is happy to meet with the Republican nominee.feedback

Bob Corker

With realistic growth projections, it cannot produce a deficit. There is no way in hell I'm voting for it.feedback

Paul Ryan

One of the things that we've learned from these shootings is that often underneath this is a diagnosis of mental illness. That bill is not scheduled now. I don't know when it's going to be scheduled. Right now, we're focused on passing our budget.feedback

Matthew Luzzetti - Deutsche Bank

Passage of this package, even a slimmed down version, is going to be politically difficult. But we continue to see scope for a modest tax cut that is significantly less detrimental to the budget outlook than the plan presented this week, centered primarily on the corporate side and complemented by smaller personal tax cuts.feedback

Matthew Luzzetti - Deutsche Bank

The Fed's response is critical to these results. If instead we constrain the Fed to not react to the tax cuts, we find that growth is meaningfully higher, the unemployment rate is much lower, and core inflation would overshoot the Fed's target, potentially by a large amount. These results depict very clearly why we should expect the Fed to tighten monetary policy at least modestly faster than they currently anticipate if tax cuts are passed.feedback

Jeff Giesea

Our goal is to top-grade the GOP. This means defeating entrenched establishment politicians and replacing them with candidates who support American sovereignty and prosperity, and who put the American citizen first.feedback

Greg Mueller

Since 2010, the GOP has [run] in every election promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, secure the border, provide tax reform and relief, end taxpayer funding of abortion, appoint constitutionalist judges, and grow the economy again. Other than confirming Justice [Neil] Gorsuch, the GOP so far has nothing to show for earning the majority.feedback

Alex Conant

We need to be honest about the fact that there are some powerful people inside the Republican Party who have no interest in governing. They're focused like a laser on decapitating the party's leadership, and have no interest in growing the party's base into a lasting majority.feedback

Rand Paul

This is a GOP tax plan? Possibly 30 percent of middle class gets a tax hike? I hope the final details are better than this.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

The objective of the president is that rich people don't get tax cuts. As the president has said all along, the changes to the income tax system are meant to create middle-income tax cuts and also make corporate and business tax competitive so we can bring back tons and tons of jobs and capital to this country.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

We believe there will be $2 trillion of additional growth, so under our plan we believe that it will cut the deficit by $1 trillion, and that's what we're focused on. We fundamentally believe we can get back to 3% sustained GDP or higher.feedback

Bernie Sanders

It is unacceptable and we're going to fight it as hard as we can.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Our framework includes our explicit commitment that tax reform will protect low-income and middle-income households, not the wealthy and well-connected. They can call me all they want, it's not going to help. I'm doing the right thing. And it's not good for me, believe me.feedback

Steve Bannon

The populist-nationalist movement proved in Alabama that a candidate with the right ideas and a grassroots organization can win big. Now, our focus is on recruiting candidates to take over the Republican party.feedback

Kurt Bardella

Every dollar that is spent on a candidate by Mitch McConnell and the Republican party is a dollar spent against them. And that's because it plays right into the theme that they're bought and paid for by the establishment.feedback

Kevin Brady

Republicans are unified in delivering tax reform that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans, ensure they are able to keep more of their hard-earned money, and grow our economy. We will deliver on this promise and our bill will improve the lives of all Americans.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will cut taxes for everyday, hard-working Americans, and we're going to cut them substantially. Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not the highest earners.feedback

Tom MacArthur

It's not fair to give the entire country a tax break on the backs of the citizens of these six or seven states. I've made it crystal clear at every possible setting that I can.feedback

Jared Bernstein

Someone needs to honestly explain to working-class households why they'd want to get anywhere near this thing.feedback

James B. Renacci

We now have a basic framework that works, and there are going to be a lot of minor issues that we're going to want to debate. But at the end I would ask everyone to look at what their net tax effect is after we reduce the rates. . . . I'm hoping we look at it from the position of what's best for the country.feedback

Eric Toder

The top income groups will receive the biggest tax cuts.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I know where the president stands on specific issues, and I don't see any parallels on that front.feedback

Jim Cramer

Look, I'd love some tax reform. I want more competitive corporate rates. I want repatriation. I want there to be a middle class tax break. But, to me, Ryan set us all up for total failure once again.feedback

Jim Cramer

When you're investing your hard-earned dollars you need to know who to bet on and who to bet against. Centene was the single best way to profit from a bet that repeal and replace would fall apart and the current system would stay the course.feedback

Jim Cramer

Once again, investment decisions made based on this charade are going to backfire. So my first conclusion? You may like tax reform. You may think it should matter to your investment strategy. But I'm saying that I'm on the hunt for the next set of Centenes, the stocks that will do best with no tax reform because the Republican leadership has over-promised and are now likely to under-deliver in their own special way.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

What we've scored it to is 2.9 percent GDP over 10 years, which is scaling up to 3 percent. We think that's very, very doable; we think we can do higher than that, but if we get to the 3 percent, that's $2 trillion in additional revenue.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

I can assure you there will be nobody who was in the 10% [bracket] who will be paying higher taxes.feedback

Lily Batchelder

Obviously we need a lot more details to precisely estimate the cost, both before and after taking into account economic growth.feedback

Gary Cohn

We are doing an awful lot to help hardworking Americans. I think when people see the final details, they'll be pretty impressed with what we're doing for working Americans.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

Not only will this tax plan pay for itself, but it will pay down debt.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

We're talking about income taxes. Obviously if we change the estate tax, that has a different distributional [effect]. But it's the president's objective that income taxes will not be a cut on the wealthy.feedback

David Ducker

GOP powerbrokers worry that inability to deliver while in full control of government will enrage the grassroots and depress turnout of a broader electorate that could wonder what's the point of reelecting a Republican House and Senate.feedback

Paul Ryan

Instead of having some possible government shutdown issue on the floor next week, we've got the budget on the floor next week, which gets us tax reform.feedback

Patrick McHugh

Clearly we have a lot of work to do to motivate and mobilize these voters.feedback

Benjy Sarlin - NBC News

In addition to a lower top rate on income tax, the proposal ends the Alternative Minimum Tax, which is designed to prevent wealthy filers from using deductions to wipe out their tax bill entirely. Trump has not released his taxes, but a leaked return from 2005 showed he paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million in income, $31 million of which was due to the AMT.feedback

Kevin Brady

Every American at every income level – especially the poor and middle class – keeps more of what they earn.feedback

Lawrence Lindsey

A lot of those families will see their taxes go down by half or two-thirds.feedback

Tom Steyer

Everybody would like to see less tax complexity, but I think that this plan is a very thinly disguised reverse Robin Hood. This is a tax giveaway to rich people. That is where the bulk of the money is going to go. And we know that the other side of that is it's going to be paid for by a reduction in services to middle-income Americans.feedback

Richard L. Trumka - AFL-CIO

Corporate America has three years of record profits. So it's not a tax code holding them back.feedback

Jim Kessler

I don't expect Democrats to say that GOP tax proposals are dead on arrival, but I expect a lot of skepticism. Many Democrats would like to see a lower corporate tax rate and help for the middle class. At the same time, they'll be looking at what it means for the deficit and whether top earners get too much of a break. It defies conventional wisdom, but Democrats have been guardians of fiscal responsibility since 1993 and that will weigh heavily in this debate.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is a revolutionary change, and the biggest winners will be middle class workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labour, and as wages continue to grow. This will be the lowest top marginal income tax rate for small and midsize businesses in more than 80 years.feedback

Donald J. Trump

He can't vote because he's in the hospital. I can't take him out of the hospital. We're only one [vote] off. Maybe two. On health care, we have the votes, and we have great respect for that gentleman. He has to come [to Washington] to vote. In other words, he can't come here and vote. Let me just say, he's in the hospital.feedback

Karl Rove

Trump and leaders in Congress should find the latest Republican failure sobering.feedback

Dick Bove

In order to get the tax rates reduced, interest haves have to go up because the potential buyers of the debt are going to demand more in order to take on that debt. Or, they're going to say they don't want it, which is really going to drive rates higher.feedback

John Higgins

A lot of attention is bound to focus on the implications for U.S. equities of the Republicans' updated tax reform 'framework. Nonetheless, the implications for U.S. government bonds could also be significant if the framework includes President Trump's previous plans to impose a repatriation tax on the retained foreign earnings of US multinational enterprises and end the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad.feedback

Chris Krueger - Cowen and Company

This is very easy to label the "blue state" tax, which means all Congressional Republicans will vote for the elimination.feedback

Chris Krueger - Cowen and Company

That is a pretty big deal and a surprise. After border adjustments, the net interest deduction is the most controversial and lobbied offset in tax reform.feedback

Chris Krueger - Cowen and Company

The central canon of tax reform is the goring of the sacred cows. One of the problems with that is that the most expensive cows are holier than others. King of Debt strikes down the net-interest deduction? Great twist.feedback

Chris Krueger - Cowen and Company

We would expect any timetable associated with the Big Six blueprint to continue the dominant legislative trend of 2017: over-promising and under-delivering. We continue to believe nothing will pass on taxes this year or next.feedback

Kevin Hassett

There's been an enormous effort in the '86 Tax Act's style – and I think this isn't foreshadowing too much – there's been an enormous effort to simplify things a heck of a lot and make it so you can just lower rates by taking the complex red tape out of the tax code.feedback

Ben Sasse

I will readily admit that the Republican Party has done a bad job of explaining what we're for in terms of replace on Obamacare.feedback

Frank Clemente - Americans for Tax Fairness

The idea that this plan would help average Americans instead of the wealthy and big corporations has been a hoax all along. This isn't 'tax reform,' it's just a big giveaway to millionaires and corporations, and it won't 'trickle down' to the rest of us. It won't help small businesses, but it will help Wall Street hedge fund managers and real estate moguls like Donald Trump. This plan will not lead to robust job creation or economic growth, but its eye-popping cost will lead to deep cuts in Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and public education that will leave working families in the cold.feedback

Victor Jones - TD Ameritrade

Unveiling the plan is one thing, and getting it passed is another. While I think there is optimism, time will tell us how much of an impact that will have on the market ... Investors are going to look for whether or not this plan will get any bipartisan support or at least full support of the Republican party.feedback

Alan Cole

Recent defections, have reduced the expectation that the GOP will work together.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We were very disappointed that they would take the attitude that they did. We don't know why they did it ... At some point there will be a repeal on my desk, but we'll see whether or not that point is now or will it be shortly thereafter. But we are disappointed in certain so-called Republicans. You look at McCain – what McCain has done is a tremendous slap in the face to the Republican Party.feedback

JP Delmore

This is an emerging issue [lawmakers] don't intend to create. But we hope there's an opportunity to find a solution so that homeowners have a meaningful tax incentive that doesn't involve being marginalized and benefiting only the wealthy.feedback

JP Delmore

It marginalizes the mortgage interest deduction. We'd see the effect where a small number of homeowners would benefit, and that's not the direction anyone is looking to go with tax reform.feedback

Richard Neal

Concentrated wealth in America is an issue that we've got to be concerned with.feedback

Stephen Myrow

They know the more details they give, the more likely [they] open up Pandora's box and the attacks will begin.feedback

Patrick Meehan

We have to be realistic about what kind of bipartisanship we can ultimately expect.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

The truth is, John McCain probably saved the Republican party by doing this. You think Graham-Cassidy is horrible now? Wait until people have to live with it.feedback

Ken Jimbo

North Korea wants to be recognized as a nuclear-weapons state. But when is North Korea ready for talks? This is what I kept asking the North Koreans: How much is enough?feedback

Douglas Paal

The North Koreans are clearly eager to deliver a message. But I think they're only interested in getting some travel, in getting out of the country for a bit.feedback

Nigel Farage

This point about getting Judge Roy Moore is to help the President, isn't it? He will rejuvenate Trump, Brexit, and those wonderful things that happened in 2016.feedback

Steve Bannon

Your day of reckoning is coming. Every person in this country should get down every night and thank God Donald Trump is president.feedback

Mike Pence

Our president needs Luther Strange back in the United States Senate so he can finish the job. I know Sen. Luther Strange will be there for our president, because he's already been there.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If we do this, we will create millions of new jobs for our people, and bring many, many businesses back to our shores. We will become a competitive nation again. We won't see companies leaving our country, firing their people, and going and then selling their product, by the way, back into our country with no tax and no retribution. That will all stop.feedback

Norman Ornstein - CBS News

The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier – ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.feedback

Mark W. Warner

This is the most radical change to our health care system – more radical even than Obamacare was – and to put this slapdash hearing together without appropriate review ... is the height of irresponsibility.feedback

Mark W. Warner

The audacity of a group of Republican senators saying they know more than everyone in the health care community is outrageous. If this was a good idea, it would be a good idea three or four months from now, after it had been thoroughly reviewed. I think this is an awful idea, an awful approach that would devastate our health care system, and that's why they're trying to rush it through, because it's all about a political victory. It's not about fixing health care.feedback

Orrin Hatch

Let's have some order. The purpose of a hearing is to respectfully discuss... As I said.feedback

Bill Cassidy

Because I think the American people would like to know – we are on the cusp, we are on the eve of voting on this extraordinary piece of legislation. Yeah. I believe so – there might be a drafting error. I hope correction of a drafting error doesn't constitute a whole 'nother version, it's just the correction of a drafting error.feedback

Raymond Haller

If I'm going to expand my business and I'm banking on long-term tax reform, I would be a little bit nervous.feedback

Jason Duff

I am a leader in my community, and I understand how difficult it can be. But the quality of a good leader is empowering people around you to lay out plans and agendas, and we are not seeing it. I'm holding out hope we will get clarity, but every time we sense we're getting on track, we're not. I and my peers are frustrated with that. We need better leadership. The lack of leadership seems like a vacuum when it comes to getting any substance passed.feedback

Scott Greenberg

The true test of a tax bill is whether lawmakers make hard choices and trade-offs, and we haven't seen these hard choices yet. ... If I were a business owner, I would wait until the end of next week, when the Big Six [GOP leaders] put out whatever document they are going to put out and judge whether it's a serious proposal or one that seems likely to flounder. And if it looks like tax reform were to meet the same fate as health care, just go on with business as usual.feedback

Jason Duff

I'm committed to growth. I want to take on more risk. But there's a risk-tolerance meter that I think all entrepreneurs have and things that factor into it. ... Taxes factor into that. ... I want to invest, I want to hire more employees, but I also recognize this needs to be cautious optimism as more caution flags pop up. My ability and desire to take those risks decreases. Part of me dies inside just saying that. That's not how I'm wired. That's not how most entrepreneurs are wired. But if all we get is more roadblocks and red tape, it's not worth doing.feedback

Scott Greenberg

It's not necessarily new information on lawmakers' intentions on tax policy that's made small businesses more circumspect. It's declining confidence in ability of lawmakers to get anything done.feedback

Scott Greenberg

If you ask me, the biggest roadblock isn't outside groups or special interests; it's just having a Republican coalition coming to agreement on a bill. I think that might be clearer by [the end of] this week. Some of us at the office have been pessimists for a long time on the chances for a complicated endeavor like this to pass this Congress.feedback

Jason Duff

For many years we trusted they would get it done, but obviously they aren't. We want to believe government can work, especially now that the president and Congress have control. It may require getting more small-business owners to step up and serve in the public sector.feedback

Marilee Adanski-Smith

We're here to save Medicaid. Our lives depend on Medicaid.feedback

Marilee Adanski-Smith

People are going to die in nursing homes if people don't have the community and home-based services they need.feedback

Susan Collins

The CBO's analysis on the previously in time version of the bill, incomplete though it's due to time constraints, confirms that this bill will have a substantially negative impact on the number of people covered by insurance.feedback

Lindsey Graham

We're moving forward, and we'll see what happens next week. I'm very excited about it. Rand Paul objects to the taxes, but when you look at the bill, Rand, we save a lot of money over time from Medicaid.feedback

Rand Paul

If they narrow the focus to the things we all agree on, expanding health savings accounts, giving governors more freedom through waivers, slowing down the rate of growth of an outrageous or out-of-control entitlement spending, sure, I'd be for that. But I'm just not for this block-granting concept. Because to me, that is an affirmative vote that I've agreed to keep Obamacare. They could remove the block grants from it. And then, we could vote on what we actually all agree on.feedback

Susan Collins

E v en over the weekend I was rec eiving emails suggesting that the sponsors of the bill are still changi ng the formula . S o it may be difficult for the CBO to do the kind of in – depth analysis it usually does. But that's what I would like to see before making a final decision.feedback

John McCain

As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority.feedback

Tommy Binion

The deadline is still a week away. It is one of the last trains leaving the station, and it is a political imperative for the Republican Party. I think we are going to go through a couple more loop de loops on this roller coaster before we are all done.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Right now, we're paying the highest tax rate in the world. We want to bring that to around 15 percent. That would make us competitive with China and other countries.feedback

Grover Norquist

By going to 15, he took the House to 20. Both have driven themselves forward. We have more rate reduction and more expensing that you would have expected at the beginning of this.feedback

Grover Norquist

That will kick-start the economy in a way that reelects every Republican who has a vowel in his name.feedback

Jared Polis

There's really only one reason to sit on a request: Because you suspect that perhaps the science will show that medical marijuana does have some therapeutic benefit and therefore disprove the need for the failed war on marijuana.feedback

Orrin Hatch

There's no transformation. I've always been for any decent medicine. I know that medical marijuana can do some things that other medicines can't. I'm for alleviating pain and helping people with illness.feedback

Earl Blumenauer

It's just insane. It is the most visible manifestation of how incoherent our policies are and that the federal government is the biggest impediment to not having the information that people say they want. There's no reason to not move forward on this. The federal government for years has made it artificially difficult. People deserve answers, and there's no good reason to stand in the way of having thoughtful research. The irony is there's pretty clear evidence that in those communities that have access to legal, medical marijuana they prescribe fewer pills – fewer people die.feedback

Orrin Hatch

I think it's a mistake. We ought to do the research. They're worried about a widespread abuse of the drug, which is something to worry about because it is a gateway drug that's a very big problem. But there's a difference between smoking marijuana – using it illegally – and using it to alleviate pain and suffering.feedback

Jared Polis

I would hope that regardless of people's opinion about it, everybody should be about peer-reviewed studies and science about whether there's any therapeutic benefit or whether there's any side effects. That's all these studies would do. For people to be able to show what medical marijuana might work for, we need to allow those studies to occur. And that's what our amendment would have done.feedback

Susan Collins

I'm leaning against the bill. I'm just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine. The premiums would be so high, they would be unaffordable.feedback

Dino Rossi

They all share the same view that Congress is broken and needs fresh leadership.feedback

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