Tax reform was the top story this week if you successfully ignored every social media post about the NFL, which was admittedly a tough thing to do. The Trump Administration turned to taxes (and more specifically tax cuts) as a way to salve the wounds of yet another repeal-and-replace disaster. For the nuts and bolts of the GOP plan, check it out here.
Team Trump, however, spent much of the week trying to convince Hurricane Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico that help was indeed on the way after it seemed as though the POTUS was a wee bit preoccupied with what was happening on football fields across the land. Yesterday Trump announced he would waive shipping restrictions to get the ball rolling a little faster.
The President was reportedly also not too thrilled that his preferred candidate in the Alabama U.S. Senate race got whipped by Roy Moore, a man who by his own admission believes the 9/11 terror attacks were God’s retribution against the United States. If you spent the entire week tweeting about the NFL, maybe you need to pay a bit more attention.
Returning for a moment to the latest “repeal-and-replace Obamacare” effort, the Senate GOP once again found itself a few bricks shy of a load and had to scuttle the Graham/Cassidy bill, most likely killing health care reform until 2018. Maybe – just maybe – the latest collapse will convince everyone in D.C. to work together. Bwaaaaahahahahahahaha! Just kidding; it won’t.