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Differences between House & Senate Tax Plan

Confusing about the difference in the House and Senate tax plans? Here are the differences so far. They keep changing so we will keep this updated:

  • The House plan has four tax brackets: 12%, 25%, 35%, and 39.6%, while the Senate just updated their brackets to: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 38.5%.
  • They both nearly double the standard deduction at $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples.
  • Both bills would lower the corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world at 35% to 20%, although the Senate has a one-year delay.  
  • The House has a child tax credit of $1,600 per child for married couples making under $230,000. The Senate has just increased it to $2,000 per child for families making under $500,000 (but it would expire in 2025).
  • The House also includes a $300 family tax credit for each parent and non-child dependent. They both keep the child and dependent care tax credit and adoption tax credit.
  • Both remove deductions for state and local taxes, although the House allows a $10,000 deduction for local property taxes. 
  • They both maintain deductions for interest on mortgages. The House allows interest to be deducted for the first $500,000 of a home's mortgage; the Senate's limit is $1 million. 
  • Both the House and the Senate keep the charitable contribution deduction, while the Senate bill also has deductions for medical expenses, student loan interest, uninsured losses from federally declared disasters, and an earned income tax credit for low and middle-income workers. 
  • Only the House plan repeals the death tax (by 2024) but the Senate plan doubles the current estate tax exemption. 
  • The Senate plan includes a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate.
  • House is expanding 529 plans to allow $10,000 a year for K-12 education.

With the House passing their plan, it is time for the Senate to do the same. Click here to contact your Senators to pass tax reform that lowers taxes for working Americans!

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Rick Santorum & Patriot Voices PAC endorse Matt Dean for Governor of Minnesota

Minnesota is on the cusp of electing a governor who will help shape the state in truly transformational times. Who will that be? I am supporting Matt Dean, and I encourage you to as well.

In his time in the legislature, Matt has been an unwavering pro-life champion by defending those most vulnerable; the unborn, the disabled and the elderly. Matt has consistently led the effort to honor life from conception to natural death.

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Rick Santorum & Patriot Voices PAC endorse David Shafer for Georgia Lieutenant Governor

Georgians will be electing a new Lieutenant Governor in 2018.  I am endorsing David Shafer.

David Shafer is the rare politician who talks like a conservative and then actually votes like one.  He has a phenomenal conservative record in the Georgia State Senate. He wrote Georgia's zero based budgeting law and successfully amended the State Constitution to cap the income tax.

David Shafer is the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor to have been designated a Pro-Life Hero by Georgia Right To Life and rated A+ by the National Rifle Association.

David believes in the fundamental dignity of every human life.  He understands the importance and dignity of work.  He believes the purpose of government is to protect our God given rights.  That is why Patriot Voices is joining me in this endorsement.

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See Copy of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill, and Tell Your Governor to Support it!

See copy of the actual Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill here

Please call your Governor and ask them to support the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson plan in the Senate that block grants $ and Control to the states! The Senate and the White House is looking to them to provide support! Find your Governor's number below:

 

 

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Watch Sept 13th Senate Press Conference with former Sen. Rick Santorum & U.S. Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller & Johnson

Media Advisory:
US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m. ET regarding the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to reform health care.

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