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Monday, December 04, 2017

Corker a "no" on tax reform
Over the weekend Corker voted "no" on the Republican tax bill which according to the Congressional Budget Office would mostly provide a tax break to the wealthy and large corporations, over the next decade. In explaining his move Corker said, "My concern about the impact a rapidly growing $20 trillion national debt will have on our children and grandchildren has been a guiding principle throughout my time in public service. And during my (term) in the Senate, I have consistently fought for fiscal discipline in Washington." And Corker added, ďThis is yet another tough vote. I am disappointed. I wanted to get to yes. But at the end of the day, I am not able to cast aside my fiscal concerns and vote for legislation that I believe, based on the information I currently have, could deepen the debt burden on future generations." Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who was the only Republican senator to oppose President Trumpís tax cut bill that passed the Senate by a 51 to 49 margin, is not very popular with Tennesseans, according to a new poll. Corkerís continued opposition to the President Trumpís agenda appears to be one of the main causes of his plummeting popularity. Support for Sen. Bob Corker seems to be abating as confidence in President Donald Trump and Gov. Bill Haslam remains strong, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll. The poll found that more than 50 percent of Tennessee voters approve of how the president is handling his job, and even more approved of HaslamÖ Only 40 percent of voters approve of Corker, with his popularity now significantly higher among Democrats (49 percent) versus 36 percent of Republicans. There was speculation about Corkerís ability to win re-election in 2018, and the results show that only 32 percent of respondents said they would vote for him.


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