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    • #457401
      gordyfl
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      $285 Billion Tax Cut for the Rich Is Now the 2nd Most Expensive Piece of Build Back Better

      The SALT proposal would raise the cap on state and local tax deductions from $10,000 to $80,000 through 2026. Raising the cap to $80,000 would not matter at all for the vast majority of households,” a recent analysis from the Tax Policy Center found. It would only benefit the 13 percent of Americans who itemize their tax returns.

      Senator Bernie Sanders has voiced outrage over the provision saying the SALT tax cut would leave “millionaires better off tax-wise than they were under former President Donald Trump.”

      “You can’t be a political party that talks about demanding the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, and then end up with a bill that gives large tax breaks to millionaires. You can’t do that. It’s bad policy. It’s bad politics.” — Bernie Sanders

      Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders have offered a compromise approach.
      They’ve proposed keeping the $10,000 level over completely eliminating it, and lifting the cap for taxpayers with incomes below $400,000.

      President Biden and Nancy Pelosi also dropped a long-sought expansion of Medicare to include dental.

      Poll: Adding Dental and Vision Benefits to Medicare is the Most Popular. (Slightly more Republicans than Democrats favor adding dental and vision to Medicare).


      Across political parties, voters’ top priority for the bill is adding dental and vision benefits to Medicare, which was cut from the White House’s latest framework after intense pushback from dental groups, Medicare Advantage private insurance companies, and amid concerns about the price tag.

      Nancy Pelosi said that “dental is very expensive” after she removed it from the bill.

      https://morningconsult.com/2021/11/02/reconciliation-health-priorities-poll/

      Wall Street Journal: “Millions of Americans struggle to afford dental care, including many who have insurance. Lenders are seeing a niche, but lucrative financing market.”

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-you-need-a-loan-to-get-a-root-canal-11636191002?mod=e2fb&fbclid=IwAR0i9aVmElJAKDTVUumosMPdgnUz2H2VRKqEuw8jj-Vsa54P50dIYlHN5kQ

      Republicans will have a potent political weapon heading into the 2022 midterms, as evidenced by a new video the GOP just released on Monday…

      Twitter Video: https://twitter.com/RepJasonSmith/status/1462847093882585095

       

    • #457404
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      Why are they exceptions to standard health care?

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      • #457405
        gordyfl
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        “All Americans must have the right to see a dentist without going into debt.” — Bernie Sanders

        As the poll shows, voters from both parties support it. This is not a “progressive” issue. There are many lower income Republicans and, as Democrats refer to them, “less educated” Republicans who would like to go to the dentist without going into debt. It’s a bi-partisan issue.

    • #457406
      djean111
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      the lives of non-RICH Americans.  All the effort put into analyzing this sort of thing is, IMO, a big fat waste of time.  And neither party gives a flying fuck about what most Americans want.  There is now a total disconnect.

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    • #457410
      Junker
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      The best government money can buy.

    • #457413
      closeupready
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      it’s a boondoggle for the richest of the rich. No, just no.

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    • #457475
      snot
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      People who can’t get good care in these areas end up costing society more.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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