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December 19, 2017  

Turns out that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a Trump critic who had vowed to vote against the Republicans’ spending bill because its estimated cost of $1.5 trillion is unconscionable, likes it now. Fellow Republicans discovered that a tax-deduction measure that could benefit Corker—and Trump—personally as real estate moguls found its way into the budget package sent to the House for a final vote yesterday.  Corker says he doesn’t know how the provision got included in the Senate bill.

Leid Stories amplifies yesterday’s commentary (about the opaque, undemocratic and corrupt nature of the budget process), contending that it also points up the limitations of the two-party system.

 

In light of current political realities, says Leid Stories, it is time to [re-]organize. 

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