Republican Lawmakers Sign New Tax Bill, Celebrate Landmark Reforms

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, shakes hands after presenting a pen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., second from left, watches after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

December 21, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The sweeping tax bill is now one step closer to becoming law after GOP leaders sign off on the legislation.

Lawmakers from the House and Senate gathered for a press conference Thursday in D.C. to celebrate Wednesday’s passage of the new tax bill.

They spoke about the benefits it will have for the American people, especially the middle class.

They said the tax plan will have a positive impact on the economy as well as families and businesses.

House Speaker Paul Ryan laid out the importance of overhauling the tax code.

“When we’ve been working on this issue for so many years we can see on the horizon this great potential for our people and for our economy, said Speaker Ryan. “We know this is the greatest country on earth and we know that America has better days ahead…and we know that America has so much more potential to tap, this bill taps that potential.”

Ryan went on to say lawmakers’ jobs are to try and improve the lives of the people they represent and this bill helps do that.

President Trump is expected to sign the bill during the Christmas break.

  • WSWSapphire

    Absolutely. And some of them(the troll.type) become furious when ‘lazy’ is used to (accurately)describe them….

  • DrMitoFit

    Previously hidden stats (recently released) reveal that illegal immigrants are grossly overrepresented in our federal prisons. The NYC bomber was a result if the visa lottery and chain migration. This will make it tough for the Dems to support DACA, the visa lottery system, and chain migration. The Dems are left with supporting non-Americans over US citizens, raising taxes, and open borders. Can’t see how that will be popular.

    • Think 2 Moves Ahead

      I agree with you, so this reply is to your last question. I know people who only watch CNN and MSNBC, and they are not told the honest facts as you described. They are shown happy North Koreans and to hate the GOP. These people are blind yet convinced to always vote democrat.

  • DrMitoFit

    The bill not only will not only grow the economy, it puts a dagger in Obamacare, approves drilling in Alaska for energy independence, and united the once divided republican party. I have never seen a president accomplish so much while facing such stiff headwinds such as fake news, 90% negative reporting, anti-Trumpers from both sides, and false allegations. I think Trump just turned a major corner and he will have many more successes.

  • jenshadus

    Wonder how he threatened Ryan. Now for Obamacare!

  • Guest123

    MAGA! It’s ok to say Merry Christmas again

  • ELMO

    Next week Pelosi will be introducing the Gender Neutrality Bill.

  • Sergio Bungholio

    I only wish I could get a message to the Ryan and the turtle…hey, how does it feel to be successful? Kind of nice isnt it? I know it doesnt come much for the gang that couldnt shoot straight. Maybe its time to believe in the president and actually work together for once

  • Ray

    “President Trump is expected to sign the bill during the Christmas break.” – The MSM is reporting that he’ll sign it in January. and taxpayers won’t know the impact of the bill until 2019 when they file their 2018 returns.

    DO THEY REALLY THINK WE’RE THAT STUPID! – Many already know the impact on our tax bill. All anyone has to do is compare their taxes for this year (2017) under the current tax code versus this year under the new tax code. And if you don’t have all of this year’s info readily available, take your 2016 return and do the same thing.

  • tully bascomb

    I hope this reflects on the democrats big time in 2018 midterms.

  • DCBlueBlood

    LMAO !!!

    Unintended Consequences 101: Tax Scheme Ignites Global Tax War

    The Bill Isn’t Signed Yet, But Other Countries Have Already Launched a ‘Race to the Bottom’ to Undermine New U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

    Stoopid PublickCONS !!!

    That’s right … The World Makes Less … LMAO!

    • RedPillPlease

      Germany, the country holding up the EU is at 28.5% and they can’t afford to go any lower! They can’t even make their NATO payments and now they have a million Muslims to feed and house. Foreign investors are already looking at the US from a report today in Der Speigel. Das gravy train ist ovah, Ahngula! 😆

  • Tom Horn

    As usual, the Dems voted against jobs. They vote only for theft, destruction, rape, and murder.

  • Tom Horn

    The US will now prosper like gangbusters. The evil violent destructive killer Democrats are upset.

  • despo

    Way to MAGA!

  • john smith

    To my Democrat Friends:

    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other countries nor the only “America” in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishees.

    To my Republican Friends:

    Merry Christmas

    and a Happy New Year!

    • DCBlueBlood

      Yule Tides To You Too!

      Really easier than you think. ; )

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      LOL!!!!!! Merry Christmas, “john smith”.

    • Rufus Firefly

      How much time did you waste with that?

      • Robert Adams

        Not enough, the Dems won’t get it.

      • Dakota

        Why do you let a guy like chuck U Schumer control you

        • Rufus Firefly

          Why do you think he does?

          • Dakota

            Not much of a man ?

          • Rufus Firefly

            Conversations are like this: One person says something to which another responds in context. Rinse and repeat.

        • WSWSapphire

          Love your version of Schumer – LOL (I wonder why too – I guess duped- they’ll prob. say he doesn’t control them)

    • PatrickJ

      Good job john. Gave me a good laugh. I think you touched on all the really important Liberal concerns, but I think you failed in one specific area. Your comment was not uplifting to the rest of us, who still enjoy the Christmas Season. I guess some of us are still hanging on to the way America used to be.

      When we celebrated Christmas as the birth of Christ and there was peace upon the land. At least for a little while. There was a Christmas tree in every home and there were gifts under the tree. stockings hanging over the fireplace. Christmas used to be such a magical thing. Somehow, I’m not sure exactly how, they took that all away from us. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I miss that experience. I miss the magic of it. I guess on a much larger scale, I just miss the way America used to be.

      When I was a child, I thought it would always be like that. How naive of me, I know.
      Getting a little too maudlin here. Merry Christmas to all the contributors to this OANN site. It has become a sort of haven to me. Hope you feel the same. It attracts a lot of people. Some of the best ones out there. Hope it continues and just gets better.

      • WSWSapphire

        I think he did so for the reason stated in my post, but sure identify with you sentiment.
        As far as how this happened, I think a majority happened little by little, as much as could be done at a time in a more subtle way.
        Currently, w/p.correctness having its firm foot stuck in everything, those responsible for & those continuing this practice no longer have to be subtle about it any more.

    • jane

      Merry Christmas to you!

    • WSWSapphire

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you!

      I’ve noticed when posting something, how difficult it becomes if those I’m addressing includes liberals. You have to make sure you don’t say ANYTHING in a way that may, in some way or another, could appear offensive to them.
      You’ve demonstrated this so very well w/the contrast between what it takes to include them in anything versus addressing conservatives. (They’ve made it a quite nutty situation to deal with even when it’s a simple greeting.)
      Many kudos!
      (Sometimes even have to be careful using the letter k as it can set off those who decide you’re cheering Rushians. I find myself more & more rewriting something b/f posting.)
      p.s.any misspelled words in this post are likely done purposely in order to avoid setting off an auto. ‘held’ notice

      • David Bagdasarian

        Personally, after 70 plus years of waiting for the libertards to grow the hell up, I could care less what they think or how they react.

        M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!!!!!!

        • WSWSapphire

          LOL, I personally don’t care, but I’ve had deletions here, so I try to make sure my posts stay – or if they go, it’s unjustifiable.

    • J. Williamson

      Well Said…

    • jenshadus

      Excellent! Merry Christmas to you!

  • Theo Stall

    Care to Dream for a minute!!

    What we NEED, is 61 Senators and 300 House Reps. Obummer had that for 2
    years and all we got was OBAMACARE. IMAGINE what Trump could do with a
    FILIBUSTER PROOF CONGRESS!!!
    Make you want to work the Campaings in the Mid-Term elections??
    Just think about it!!

    • Rufus Firefly

      Putin would love it

      • Frank

        Guess your ignorant a$$ just missed that Trump is selling lethal weapons to the Anti-Russian Ukrainians. (Something, your idol, Oblowme refused to do) OOPS! So much for your Putin connection.
        You’d best waddle your willingly ignorant, leftist a$$ back to Maxine Waters for a propaganda RECHARGE…’cause the “Russian Collusion” fake news is DOA! Sucks to be you, doesn’t it!?

        • Rufus Firefly

          Putie gave him permission so it would take off a little heat.

          • Frank

            Now is a good time to remind you of that Ocean front property I have in Airizona…That you have been dreaming about buying…with your monthly welfare check.

          • Rufus Firefly

            Did Trump sell it to you?

  • Christopher Lavell

    Get that back stabber out of this picture!! I don’t care that he agreed to the tax reform. He will turn on the POTUS in a heart beat!!

    • scott

      Which one do you speak of?

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        It’s a TOSS-UP…………Ryan or Mitch McConnell….either or…….Both will TURN!

      • Christopher Lavell

        Either of the two!!

        • David Bagdasarian

          Both of them.

  • Roscoe

    They finally broke the death grip of the DemoRATZ high taxes and excessive regulation. Watch America thrive when it all comes together next year. At last the party has acted together to do something positive to prosper working people and provide money to business to grow that business.
    Now we need immigration reform where ALL illegal aliens are kicked out of the country and only skilled labor that benefits us is let in. Just think of the millions of illegal DemoRAT voters we will be rid of. Just think about LA having a population of 10 on one city block.

  • Corey Crane

    I hear the democrats are trying to get a goverment shutdown so that the bill cant pass. Can that really happen?

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      It can happen….
      But the Democrats will pay an EXTREMELY high price for that stupid move,in the upcoming 2018 MIDTERM-ELECTION.

      • Corey Crane

        You would think so but alot of these liberals are brainwashed

      • Corey Crane

        I just seen that they the short term spending bill.

    • Rufus Firefly

      You heard wrong. The bill already passed – yesterday.

      • Corey Crane

        I just saw it on oann. I also read somewhere that when reagan passed a huge tax cut bill his 1st year in office 99% of the states voted Republican during the next congressional elections

        • Rufus Firefly

          I read somewhere that there are pots of gold at the end of rainbows

  • Jimbo

    Another promise kept. The tax bill is not perfect but it is a major step in the right direction. President is Making America Great Again.

    • Legion

      BUILD THAT WALL!!

      LOCK HER UP!!

      • Rufus Firefly

        HAIL TRUMP!

        • Frank

          We would rather “Hail Trump”, than Heil Obama.

          • Rufus Firefly

            You missed the irony

          • Frank

            You missed the boat!

  • conquest915

    Just remember who voted against you’er well being and financial betterment come Nov. 2018.
    Here, I’ll help you out…THE ENTIRE DEMONCRAP SOCIALIST PARTY

  • Enigma

    Another promise kept. Thank you Mr. President!!

    • Aldo

      MAGA~MASA~MAAA~MALCT

  • Deplorable Dirty Harry

    Lord – the libatards have their panties in a bunch!
    Winning and MAGA!

  • Ed L

    Amazing!!! 🙂

  • kaiju

    Notice Paul RINO and Beitch McConman there taking credit for Trumps work.

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      I don’t TRUST Paul Rino…He is a snake!

  • FromThe70s

    If the tax code is still tens of thousands of pages long, We The People, need to keep working on this.

    • kaiju

      I propose this as our new individual tax form.

      Line 1. Enter your wages, tips, and other compensation from box 1 of your W2 form ________
      Line 2. Enter the amount on line 1 multiplied by 0.1 _______
      Line 3. Subtract box 2 (federal income tax withheld) of your W2 form from line 2 ________

      If line 3 is more than zero, the amount on line 3 is what you owe. Include this form, a copy of your W2, and your check for the amount on line 3. Mail to the IRS at this address XXXXXXX.
      If line 3 is less than zero, you will receive a refund for the difference.

    • Theo Stall

      What we NEED, is 61 Senators and 300 House Reps. Obummer had that for 2 years and all we got was OBAMACARE. IMAGINE what Trump could do with a FILIBUSTER PROOF CONGRESS!!!
      Just think about it!!

      • Bama Bill

        Did you read, “Soros dumps 19 BILLION dollars into Liberal’s account”? His 2.300 plus organizations like “Highway 41” and MoveOn can hire lots of organizers and protestors with that. Buy many votes at $20 each. Hillary owes him HUGE, as she got one contribution from him for 8 million dollars! These college grads with degrees that have no jobs need to get money somewhere, they are never going to work. Never have, don’t know how to. Professional “Students”. I know step daughter was still in college at age 38!

        • J. Williamson

          That’s like dumping money on education. Results are not guaranteed. Our country is a good example of that. Fortunately, we found out in the last election the majority cannot be bought.

        • kaiju

          Got one of those pro students too. I decided that our support was enabling lazyness.

        • David Bagdasarian

          More moving targets with NO BAG LIMIT! Employees of a war criminal are criminals in and of themselves. Have a nice hunting day.

    • Bama Bill

      When I lived in Ohio I got two postcards. One from state, one from city. All I had to do was sign and return them. City got 1%, Ohio got 3%, PERIOD. Accountants and tax preparers did NOT like it!

  • WrathMaster

    OAN is a JOKE and must have liberal snowflakes as moderators.
    This got me banned:

    Hey Marc Jones… What do you mean “Fund the giveaways”? Me keeping more money I EARN is not a giveaway unlike the mooching welfare freeloaders who pay jack into the system. The new revenue the gov will see more than offsets the cuts, and OBAMA ADDED 10 TRILLION IN DEBT IN 8 YEARS! Knock off with the hyperbole!

    • WSWSapphire

      As some good people here have told me, a lib mod or more has made it in. (It is my opinion a troll who posts with no errors & forms complete sentences, is one of those, as I noticed on the story that shows the GOP standing w/the pres. as he gives his speech, that being among the most popular news reported here, in fact, maybe the very post you had your comment on. BTW, he states he’s new here, but his prof. shows otherwise- over 44K comments posted.)

    • David Bagdasarian

      If you are banned, how’d you post this?

      • WrathMaster

        1 guess.

        • David Bagdasarian

          Banning is B S?

  • This is the happiest I have ever seen the Republican party. Keep up the momentum!

    • Rufus Firefly

      They are happiest when the rich are getting richer

      • Frank

        Funny how GOP wants EVERYONE to be rich. You Dipshtocrats? You want EVERYONE to be poor. You have a genetic flaw, manifesting itself as a mental disorder.

        • Rufus Firefly

          GOP only wants you to think you can get rich while they get richer.

          • J. Williamson

            If they make money by reducing taxes and producing jobs, we make money. Democrats don’t produce jobs, they just regulate and tax you out of a job…

      • Dan Taylor

        You’re a fool and an idiot… In other words, a typical democrat!

      • Bama Bill

        Right! You want all cities to be like Detroit and Philadelphia? Mayor Young became a millionaire in Detroit, but over one million residents moved out of town to find jobs. now instead of 1.8 million, only 700K left. City will be nothing but vacant lots soon.