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Saturday, August 06, 2022

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema signed off on sweeping Democratic legislation Thursday addressing climate change, health care and taxes, all but ensuring passage of the bill in the Senate.



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...The Arizona Democrat said her support came after Democrats removed a provision on closing the so-called carried interest tax loophole that helps wealthy private equity and hedge fund managers pay lower taxes.

"We have agreed to remove the carried interest tax provision, protect advanced manufacturing, and boost our clean energy economy in the Senate's budget reconciliation legislation," Sinema said in a statement Thursday. "Subject to the Parliamentarian's review, I'll move forward."...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 10:01 PM | Reply

Holding out to keep open tax loopholes for hedge fund managers?

Shameless musta been removed from her dictionary.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-04 11:45 PM | Reply

@#2 ... Holding out to keep open tax loopholes for hedge fund managers? ...

I have to wonder if this might have turned out differently if Sen Schumer had included her in the discussions/negotiations that he had with Sen Manchin?

Sen Schumer had to have known her views on the bill and her Manchin-like status, yet he excluded her.

Or did Sen Schumer all along plan to not close that tax loophole, and this was done this way to cement Sen Sinema's reputation with her constituents?

You know what is said about legislation and sausage making....

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 12:02 PM | Reply

Now there's this...

Democrats' Tax Plan Awaits An Obscure Official With Huge Clout

... Senate Democrats finally won Senator Kyrsten Sinema's support for their climate, health and tax bill, but they still must clear another crucial hurdle: Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough.

The little-known arbiter of Senate rules is expected to determine as soon as Friday whether key portions of their plan complies with strict budget requirements -- including a $35 monthly cap on insulin prices, requirements for North American production to qualify for electric vehicle tax credits, and prescription drug inflation rebates.

MacDonough, who has worked in the parliamentarian's office since 1999, was appointed to the top spot by then-Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2012. She, or one of her aides, often can be seen at the Senate dais, sometimes whispering guidance to the presiding officer. While she has a powerful role in the chamber, it's mostly a behind-the-scenes job.

It's also an often thankless job in a bitterly divided chamber where her decisions often decide the fate of the majority party's agenda.

She has at times thwarted the ambitions of both parties. While technically the Senate's presiding officer makes rulings, the parliamentarian's advice on whether provisions comply with budget and other rules that tend to be treated as gospel.

Both parties have been lobbying her and her staff in formal, closed-door sessions about whether various provisions of the Democrats' legislation qualify....

Sausage making....

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 12:11 PM | Reply

boo! shoulda walked away and let her self implode.

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2022-08-05 03:53 PM | Reply

Are we supposed to praise her for not ---- us in the a----- this time?

She's almost two years behind helping society and some lives will never recover now.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-05 04:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Somewhere in the Mediterranean on his mega yacht a hedge fund billionaire is happy he owns Sinema.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-06 09:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sinema, bought and paid for by Wall St. Great return on their investment.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-06 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This lady is so getting primaried. Her sexual orientation and odd fashion sense will not help her in 2024, and unless the Dems are in REALLY big trouble none will come to her aid. And her foibles outlined above will certainly preclude her acceptance by the GOP. She should get a big bag of donation cash from her hedge fund sponsors and then drop out of the 2024 race ...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-06 12:36 PM | Reply

Her sexual orientation and odd fashion sense

... are irrelevant. We already have an openly gay Senator from Wisconsin; it's really not a big deal for someone to be bi. And her clothes, while objectively trash, are unlikely to sway voters. Her being a pathetic Wall Street ---- is the problem. So weird to me when people focus on this ancillary stuff.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-07 04:48 PM | Reply

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