Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rand Paul, The Heroic Senator "No"?

Just days after my post, Rand Paul is the Only Person in the Senate that May Be Able to Prevent New Taxes as a Result of Tax ReformPolitico reports that Sen. Rand Paul’s “outspoken opposition to a leadership-backed Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill and the backup Graham-Cassidy plan helped demolish the GOP’s health care agenda. And now Republicans are worried that
the contrarian Paul is going to do the same on tax reform by coming out early and vocally against their work.”

According to Politico, one ally to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: “You have to assume he’s going to be a no on everything.”

“The Senate will consider the budget teeing up tax reform in mid-October, and Paul is privately sending signals he’ll vote against it, just as he did on the budget setting up Obamacare repeal in January, when he was the lone Republican senator to do so.”

Rand is fast becoming the most important senator in Washington and it is not just because of his "no' vote wrecking ball that is demolishing expansionist interventionist plans of other Republicans.

He appears to have the President's ear, and after he uses the wrecking ball, he nudges the President a bit in the direction of less government intervention.

Rand has sent out these tweets early Tuesday:
I don't expect Rand to achieve the repeal of Obamacare but I do expect a move in the direction of more choices for individuals. 

It is a step in the right direction, that is, Rand skilfully outmaneuvered Democrats and Republicans to get this done.

Will he be able to do the same thing for tax reform?


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