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Susan Collins not sure on tax bill, what a shocker

Susan collins

Susan Collins the moderate/liberal  Republican senator could be the vote that stands between President Trump and a much-needed legislative win on tax reform. Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski are three RINO Republicans meaning Republican in name only. They are in states that it is easier to get elected as a Republican but they are really Liberals.

John McCain has shown his true colors more since his cancer has become more severe and perhaps his mortality is setting in. But make no mistake about it he has always been a liberal and so has Susan Collins.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said this week that she needs to see more than an outline on tax reform legislation before she commits to supporting it.

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“Until I see the specifics of the bill obviously I’m not going to take a position on it,” she told The Hill.Suport for tax reform,” but said details matter.

“I’ve had one conversation with an administration official but understandably, they’re focusing on Finance Committee members,” she said when asked if leaders have sought her feedback.

GOP leaders recently warned lawmakers that the Christmas recess may be canceled if Congress fails to move a tax reform measure by the holidays.

“If we need to, we need to,” the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn (R-Texas), responded when asked if the upper chamber will be working through Christmas.

“That would be ridiculous,” Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) said when asked about being forced to spend Christmas in Washington, D.C. “I mean, c’mon. It’s been a year since the election. We ought to have our tax reform proposal on the floor right now voting on it.”

The reality of voting on or near the end-of-year holidays did not phase longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

“The more difficult things become, the longer we stay around Christmas time, that’s sort of the rule,” Feinstein said.

The head of a small business group that has led the charge for Trump’s tax cut plan urged Collins to vote for the legislation, arguing that its benefit for Maine voters is significant.

“Nearly 97 percent of all employers in Maine are small businesses and they would directly benefit from a tax cut,” Alfredo Ortiz, head of the Job Creators Network, said Saturday.

“As President Kennedy once said, ‘the purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus,'” he added.

Susan Collins is a full fledged liberal. She has much more in common with John McCain, Barack Hussein Obama, and Nancy Pelosi than she does Trump. Trump cannot count on support from these Republican liberals. That is why the swamp must be drained. And make no mistake Susan Collins is part of the swamp.

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