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New Fox Poll: 73% of Americans Want Congress to Pass Tax Reform This Year
Charles Payne: In Main Street and Wall Street, they call cutting taxes low hanging fruit. Tax reform, in general, and fixing the complex tax code is going to be tough, but cutting taxes is going to be easier than not. You can do that and do infrastructure because who doesn't want to fix the potholes in their towns. Get these two done simultaneously.
Charlie Gasparino: The Republicans uniformly want tax cuts. Where they don't agree is on the infrastructure. That is going to be the issue.
Gerri Willis: I see lots and lots of support for tax cuts. For both people that earn less than $50,000 and more than $50,000, there's support for that. The majority of Democrats want tax cuts. The only people who don't agree these days are the Republicans.
Ben Stein: The health care fight is a quagmire, I've worked on it many times under President Nixon. It is an absolute nightmare. I think we need higher taxes on the rich, lower taxes on the poor. Taxes should go high enough for an adequate defense and to care for the poor.
Jessica Tarlov: Infrastructure is where Donald Trump should have started. That's what Chuck Schumer argued for in the beginning of January. Deals are there to be made between the Democrats and Donald Trump.
White House Renews Warning It Will Cut Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities
Charles Payne: When you punish these cities, it is the people in poverty that get hit the hardest instead of the elite who disregard federal law.
Charlie Gasparino: These people are here illegally. You can't have open borders and a welfare state. If they actually enforce this law, then they'd put Comrade Bill de Blasio in jail, and that would be a public service to people.
Gerri Willis: You can't make distinctions for public officials saying one person is safe while another is not. It is everybody. This lawmaker took an oath to protect the laws of this country and she broke it by warning them of ICE officials.
Ben Stein: Sanctuary cities are an act of sedition and a breach of the constitution. It is a slap in the face to law enforcement. I cannot understand why these people are not arrested. I cannot understand why these people incite others to break federal law. This behavior began the civil war and is an outrage.
Jessica Tarlov: People on the ground in these communities need to comply with ICE officials which are completely possible to do while maintaining sanctuary cities. Loretta Lynch actually did the same thing as Jeff Sessions did when she was Attorney General.
Report: Ivy League Colleges Received $41 Billion in Federal Funding Over Six-Year Period
Charles Payne: Ivy League schools should finance their own education.
Charlie Gasparino: I hate Ivy League schools. I just want to run them dry.
Gerri Willis: These schools get so much in federal dollars but they also have mammoth endowments. Why do people have to pay taxes to these elite schools when they are struggling to put their own kids through public state schools? These schools should really be paying for their own instead of taking federal funds.
Ben Stein: There's no reason at all that the uber driver or factory workers should be subsidizing the lavish lifestyles of these elite Ivy League schools.
Jessica Tarlov: I think that if these schools did stop taking this funding, they could get more donations than they get currently.