|Above: Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) attends a GOP Senate|
fundraiser at luxury Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Forida.
Among other things, the bill Fischer voted for will cut corporate taxes to 20% and eliminate taxes on the estates of married couples valued up to almost $22 million.
Fischer's, and the GOP's, gift to working Americans is the elimination of tax deductions for health insurance and state and local taxes. The GOP bill also makes the $4,050 personal exemption for taxpayers, their spouses and their children disappear.
The GOP's Senate bill is expected to balloon the U.S. deficit by nearly $1.5 trillion over 10 years and trigger deep, automatic cuts to Medicare. No Democrat voted for it.
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On a glass door, a vulgarity was written that Sgt. Randy Clark of the Lincoln Police Department would not divulge.
On the sidewalk outside Fischer's office was written:
- Never trust a land thief with your well-being
- trickle down is a LIE
- #resist, and
- Tax Reform? Class War
The reference to Senator Fischer as a land thief refers to her attempt, with her husband, to take possession of a valuable part of a neighbor's ranch through a legal maneuver called "adverse possession," which was a campaign issue when she was first elected to the Senate in 2012.