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So let's move now - and who knows, if we move faster than regional competitors like NY, it may give us a leg up. "And I think people will realize they've been sold a pig in a poke".

As the donkey ages, the humans in his life take turns revering him and abusing him as the circumstances in their own lives change.

Meadows was among Republicans who voted in late December for their party's debt-financed tax overhaul, which is expected to balloon the federal budget deficit and add about $1.5 trillion over 10 years to the $20 trillion national debt.

"GOP leaders on Capitol Hill don't want a repeat of last year's Obamacare fumble: They spent precious time on a failed attempt to repeal the health care law every member of the GOP was presumed to hate. We're going to have a pretty good 2017". So why is this a negative? Given their healthy skepticism re trickle-down effects, many in the public view this as one of the plan's least desirable outcomes.

A constructive course could reflect numerous priorities McConnell identified. CT home values could drop by 10 percent or more, according the National Association of Realtors.

I strongly doubt anyone's going to give the tax cuts credit based on any movements in their IRA or 401 (k) accounts, and given the negative background noise about rising corporate profitability, these dynamics may well generate more near-term resentment about the tax plan than appreciation.

And this fraught political environment could complicate the tax law's implementation and future.

"If Trump were to run again, he'd be in deep trouble", Janet Petersen, the leader of Iowa's Senate Democrats, told The Washington Post.

Employers and the companies that administer their payrolls must, pending guidance from the IRS, quickly adjust their employees' W-4 forms to ensure that the correct amount is withheld.

Some key economic indicators: People notice higher interest rates on home, vehicle and student loans, and rates are surely going up next year. In fact, the signing may be postponed until the start of the new calendar year in order to delay $120 billion in automatic cuts to popular programs such as Medicare and spare Republicans from having to explain them in an election year.

Then there are the local groups, made up of a few dozen or more friends or acquaintances who just wanted to do something after Trump's election. But despite ending 2017 on a high note with the passage of tax reform, the Republican Party is struggling to coalesce around a legislative strategy for the New Year as looming skirmishes with Democrats threaten to make this year just as contentious, partisan, and toxic as the last. But we're talking perception here, not reality, and the Republicans' best hope is that they can tie the tax cut to positive economic trends that are already ongoing. American unemployment claims stay at a record 17-year low, the lowest level since the year 2000.

"There will be a push for a technical-corrections bill addressing issues arising from the GOP's tax-reform changes, but the effort will face an uphill climb, given Democratic opposition", said Isaac Boltansky, an analyst at the policy research firm Compass Point. That might help improve its impression, but it's widely understood that companies such as AT&T and Comcast are getting big, permanent cuts while bonuses are a one-time thing.

People living in high-tax states like NY and California may ultimately pay more.

There's one wild card for your watch list.

Those and other Republican policies "got me off the sidelines and persuaded me that I really need to be in this fight", Foulke said. Such differential treatment leads not only to the (correct) perception that the tax code is unfair, but also to inefficiencies: resources move to favored sectors, and are wasted as firms try to convert their incomes and activities into the more favored forms. Some Republican libertarians and privacy advocates in the Democratic Party want the program reduced or eliminated, while security hawks want a long-term extension.

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