The government will give you a tax break if you hunt whales. Or if you’re 65 years old. Or if you’re a policeman who wants to retire early. Or if you donate a painting to a museum. Story Continued Below There are special tax breaks for ministers and veterans and life insurance companies and blind people and gamblers. If you're robbed or you have huge medical bills or you're in a shipwreck or you ride your bike to work, you get a tax break.
On to the budget By Brian Faler 07/19/2017 10:00 AM EDT Updated 07/19/2017 08:49 AM EDT 2017-07-19T08:49-0400 With Aaron Lorenzo ON TO THE BUDGET: The House Budget Committee this morning will take up a 2018 budget that’s key to Republicans’ tax plans. Without a budget, they can’t use reconciliation, and without reconciliation, tax reform is dead in the Senate.
The Congressional Budget Office’s conclusion today that sacking Obamacare would swell the budget deficit by as much as $353 billion wasn’t at all what Republicans were expecting. Using so-called dynamic scoring, which attempts to account for the economic effects of policy changes, a repeal would still hit the deficit, although by less — about $137 billion, CBO said.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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