Where Georgia’s senators stand on tax overhaul bill

Georgia U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, left, and David Perdue, right, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in June 2015. Senate Photography Office

It’s go-time for the tax bill in the U.S. Senate. Republican leaders are currently working overtime to secure the needed 50 votes to pass the legislation, but they aren’t spending any time sweating over Georgia’s two GOP senators. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson have both indicated they’re firmly in the ‘yes’ column.

Isakson spoke at Tuesday’s closed-door Republican luncheon with President Trump about how the tax bill is this Congress’ chance to cast a “generational vote,” using the opportunity to evoke his grandkids.

“This is our time and it’s our challenge,” Isakson summarized in an interview a few hours later.

Perdue, meanwhile, was one of 12 Republicans to advance the bill out of the Senate Budget Committee on a party-line vote Tuesday, after which he called on his colleagues “to put aside any self-interests and operate with a sense of urgency.”

He’ll be co-hosting a press conference with Republican colleagues, conservative outside groups and Trump’s congressional liaison later this morning to rally the troops.

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BreakingFakeNews
BreakingFakeNews

These senators have checked their fiscal responsibility at the door with the trillion $$$ and more that will be added to America's debt.  When Democrats take over, the republicans calls for debt reduction and common decency, common sense, will be answered with "Remember Trump".

theflock
theflock

Republicans have already planned to cut Medicare and Social Security to recoup some of the deficit incurred from the tax cut. So, not only are they increasing the tax liability of those whose income is less than $50,000, but also cutting the income of the elderly, and reducing their Medicare coverage while increasing its cost. They're nothing but robber barons

feedback1
feedback1

Right now high-tax states like New York and California are being subsidized by Georgia taxpayers, by allowing their residents to deduct those high state taxes from their federal tax bill.

Result? New Yorkers pay less for federal government and Georgians have to make up the difference.

Cats_Resist
Cats_Resist

@feedback1 Those high-tax states you cite are subsidizing programs for other states. They give more than they take in taxes. Check the facts.

HELLNOMARTA
HELLNOMARTA

If we care about this country, we MUST remove Isakson and Perdue from office. We must NEVER vote party again. We must vote for people who ACTUALLY REPRESENT US. NO MORE MR. NICE GUY.

feedback1
feedback1

In eight years Obama doubled the national debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion, without a peep from Political Insider or any other Democrat.

Myview72
Myview72

@HELLNOMARTA @feedback1 Yes, the national debt  has increased.  So, is the solution to increase it more?  The CBO and the JCT indicate this bill will increase it over a trillion dollars.  This is not a partisan issue, but a national one.  Please, more patrotism and less partisanship.

..........Evelyn
..........Evelyn

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educator1234
educator1234

Running the numbers in this tax bill clearly shows that if you make less than $50,000 your taxes will go UP. Those making more than that will see their taxes go down and the very rich will benefit the most. These 2 senators know this and should be ashamed of themselves for playing along. Country over party you two. I would not vote for either of these 2 if you paid me.

JaperJones1918
JaperJones1918

I bet many of you do not realize that this bill ALSO opens up Alaska's wildlife refuges for oil and gas exploration. Just saying. 

HowdyJune
HowdyJune

@JaperJones1918 That was done to get Senator Lisa Murkowski's vote for this tax bill.  She was one of the three GOP senators to vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


Habrams01
Habrams01

For those that don't believe that tax reform is past due, realize that government has never NOT liked money.

Likewise, many have never actually organized a budget to live within their own means. 

After 8 disastrous years and trillions of dollars, it's hard to grasp that one trillion is 1,000,000,000,000.00 (a million million).  

You don't even start to conceive of the disaster that awaits without some control.  

That doesn't mean this is the final answer, which it surely isn't, but let's get a grasp on this issue and actually live with it today and not in some future scenario.

jezel-dog / Coach - me
jezel-dog / Coach - me

Called a Ponzi scheme. As long as the players believe the game will continue...they play

jezel-dog / Coach - me
jezel-dog / Coach - me

So...since America is the host...we must project stability...or the game ends...and our financial system collapses.

TheCentrist
TheCentrist

So we do nothing to the current trajectory and add another $1.5 trillion to the debt?

Cats_Resist
Cats_Resist

@Habrams01 Control??? This bill would add $1.5 trillion to the debt. That's $1,500,000,000,000.00 (a million and a half million).

HELLNOMARTA
HELLNOMARTA

@Habrams01 This isn't reform. It's a gimme. I say we remove these fossils from office. They don't represent us.

Another comment
Another comment

In the meantime they have let the funding of Chip expire. Over 60% of the children in Georgia treated by Children’s Healthcare are on Medicaid or Chip. My daughter already works at a Pedetricains Office that does not take either and private employer insurance have gone to high deductible plans. So parents wait until their children show up with very high fevers. They skip normal well visits for years these are on 5 year olds. They haven’t been in for 2-3 years until they have to get the forms filled out for School. Then the Peditrician sees the kid with the high fever that should have been taken to the hospital yesterday. Their appendix is about to bust. These are the kids of upper middle class families.

Now your have the kids that aren’t poor enough for Medicaid but have been on Chip aka Peachcare. The Republicans are too busy giving their donors and themselves tax cuts. These are the children of the Dollar General Employees, David Purdue. You didn’t want to give them enough hours or enough pay, you wanted to maximize your CEO pay, your golden parachutes.

Let’s continue to turn the state Purple and blue.

Habrams01
Habrams01

@Another comment The State has only been Red for 16 years, it still hasn't recovered from the Democrat legacy that fostered the current situation.  The situation you describe is not a political parties doing, it is people having children without the knowledge that when you do have them, you NEED to plan on taking care of them.  Your little bundle of joy doesn't come free in any sense of the word and it is your parental obligation to take care of them.  And we know that in the throes of passion that obligation isn't considered.


Cats_Resist
Cats_Resist

Voting to give oneself a massive pay raise financed by deficit spending sounds awfully suspect. How much extra money does this bill put in Perdue's and Isakson's personal pockets?

jezel-dog / Coach - me
jezel-dog / Coach - me

These guys are compromised.

Get along by going along.

If we need to grant them amnesty....to righten the ship...somebody please make it happen

NeboSuki1
NeboSuki1

"Where Georgia Senators stand on tax overhaul bill"... Why in lockstep with Der Fuhrer of course!!

paulnattis
paulnattis

Voted for these two because I thought that they would put country over party. I was wrong and will never vote for these sellouts again. Let’s hope that all the 95% of the people in Georgia remember who hurt them!,,,

DJesus
DJesus

I always write to my senators and Representatives, the response I always get is the party line. Like always they will give tax breaks then extreme deficits follow and then oh oh we need to cut benefits. They have already started on school systems, cut funding, stop teaching science, teachers quit, schools go into dis repair and followed with poor education. Outsiders dump millions into the propaganda machine of this country so the people that need the most help vote for the people least likely to give it.

chevyman
chevyman

They are both rich republicans and care about nobody but themselves. They don’t care if you have enough money as long as they have more. They were going to Washington to get spending under control. This tax plans raises the deficit just to give the wealthy more money. Maybe someday Georgia voters will wise up. Just because they run as a Republican doesn’t make them the best for the job.

Habrams01
Habrams01

@chevyman We've seen the disaster of 8 years of Democratic fiscal responsiblitiy have brought.  

Do you have your free cell phone yet?  

The National Debt rose from 10 trillion dollars to 19.7 trillion dollars during the Obama years.  Thats an increase, great ready of $9,700,000,000,000.00.  

I can concieve of a million dollars, even a billion, but are you really ready to pawn a million million dollar debt off on another generation and not at least try to remedy the situation?

TheCentrist
TheCentrist

So what did Ryan, David and Johnny do during the Obama years?

Cats_Resist
Cats_Resist

@Habrams01 @chevyman You really just need to stop this deficit hawk drag act. This republican bill adds, get ready for it, $1,500,000,000,000.00 to the national debt. That's on top of what will already be added by the current trajectory. And all taxpayers get for this additional borrowing is more money in Perdue's, Isakson's, and Goldman Sachs' personal pockets. This is not a fiscally responsible bill. It's a scam. It's theft. It's grotesque.

WhyorWhyNot
WhyorWhyNot

They stand where Trump tells them to stand. 

jezel-dog / Coach - me
jezel-dog / Coach - me

The GOP Russian mob money they used in their campaign....has these hillbillies scared

FRANKFULLWOOD
FRANKFULLWOOD

no one owns Trump but Trump get you facts together

BTC
BTC

I did not even bother to contact these yayhoos, as neither one is going to buck the party line no matter what...

HELLNOMARTA
HELLNOMARTA

@BTC You have to call. It's fruitless for results but it scares them.

Mr Peabody
Mr Peabody

I'll be shocked if either does the right thing and vote for us instead of going along with the 1%.