ATR's Naughty and Nice List for 2017

Submitted by amarone on Monday, December 18th, 2017, 12,51 PM

(This list is being continuously updated through Christmas Eve. Have a recommendation? Send it to


Frank Giacco
The 11-year old entrepreneur who mowed the White House lawn

Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse
For complaining that letting Frank Giacco mow the White House lawn sent a bad message about labor laws


President Donald J. Trump
“With Trump as your President, we are going to be celebrating Merry Christmas again, with a big, beautiful tax cut!”


Bill Rogers
For riding out Hurricane Harvey with his wife and four dogs in a truck and saying, "Death? I ain't afraid of death. What I'm afraid of is the IRS."


Sen. Ted Cruz
For his leadership in expanding 529 college savings plans. Thanks to his amendment, families can use 529s for K-12 education and homeschooling expenses


Vice President Mike Pence
For providing the tie-breaking vote for the Cruz 529 amendment


Harry Reid
For his farsighted decision to eliminate the filibuster for nominations to the judiciary and executive branch positions


Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma
​For spearheading a gas tax increase


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
For enacting a new budget that provided further tax relief to Wisconsin taxpayers, including the repeal of the statewide property tax, state AMT, and state soda tax.


California Republican Assemblyman Chad Mayes
​For voting to extend Democrat Governor Jerry Brown's cap and trade scheme through 2030


North Carolina Senate President Phil Berger, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, and other Republican legislators
For enacting another round of personal and corporate income tax rate cuts


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb
​For significant delaying the Obama administration's pending prohibition of life-saving electronic cigarettes, while more reasonable regulations are created


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature
​For passing "Right to Earn a Living" legislation that puts the burden on government to prove why occupational licenses are necessary to protect the public


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
​For restoring internet freedom


Internet Trolls
For harassing Ajit Pai, hi wife and children at home, at work, and in school with racial slurs and threats of violence


Speaker Paul Ryan
​For his decades of work to make tax reform possible


12 Michigan GOP legislators
For voting against an income tax rate cut: Jason Sheppard (Temperance), Chris Afendoulis (Grand Rapids Township), Julie Calley (Portland), Kathy Crawford (Novi), Daniela Garcia (Holland), Larry Inman (Williamsburg), Jim Lilly (Park Township), Dave Maturen (Vicksburg), Michael McCready (Bloomfield Hills), Brett Roberts (Eaton Township), Dave Pagel (Berrien Springs), and Scott VanSingel (Grant)


New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R)
​For vetoing the millions of dollars of tax increases that the Democratic-controlled legislature tried to impose on the hard working people of New Mexico



Alaska Governor Bill Walker (D)
For his efforts to impose an income tax on Alaskans


Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly and Senate Republicans
​For blocking Governor Bill Walker and House Democrats' efforts to impose an income tax on Alaskans


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D)
For his proposal to impose a Commercial Activity Tax (gross receipts tax) on Louisianans less than a year after he signed the largest tax increase in the history of the Pelican State into law


Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)
​For opening up ANWR


Florida Governor Rick Scott (R)
​For enacting his seventh tax cut in seven years


All Democrats in the Senate and House
For voting against tax cuts for the Middle Class


Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD)
​For getting Death Tax repeal through the U.S. House


Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)
​For being the cheerful warrior for tax reform


Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
​For fighting to protect small businesses, families and seniors against Obamacare's health insurance tax


Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)
​For fighting to prevent a tax hike trigger from being included in the tax reform bill


Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
​For guiding the tax reform bill through the Senate with a narrow majority


Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
​For setting the record straight with Democrats. The tax reform bill is a win for the Middle Class.


Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin
​For spearheading President Trump's effort to pass tax reform in 2017

(This list is being continuously updated through Christmas Eve. Have a recommendation? Send it to