Hold GOP accountable for tax bill

U.S. President Donald Trump before signing tax reform legislation into law December 22 | Chip Somodevilla  Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump before signing tax reform legislation into law December 22 | Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

"When the American people give you a majority, the control of the House, the Senate and the presidency, they expect you to do something with it", Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told CNN, saying the party racked up "minor" wins until a major score with tax reform. So at least one Democrat thinks the world will continue to exist after "the end of times" long enough for GOP regret.

The tax cuts themselves will average about $2,100, but because the bill is expected to boost the nation's Gross Domestic Product by up to $4,400 per household, it will have a multiplier effect.

Early morning on December 20, Republicans in Congress were able to pass their tax bill after weeks of negotiating and dealing with minor issues in the the technical details. By the time we get to November of next year, their opinion about the tax bill is not going to be based on media coverage.

Neal, however, questioned Trump's claim, contending that Republicans needed the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction to help finance their tax cuts. While the corporate cuts are permanent, the very few provisions for the middle class will expire by 2027. USA Today reported last week that the bill had "the lowest level of public support for any major piece of legislation enacted in the past three decades, including the Affordable Care Act in 2009". But it didn't do everything that was promised, and anything Americans didn't like about the health-care system became the fault of Obamacare, even if unrelated to the law. Voters dealt with these tangible, real-life consequences. But it is plausible that because of the overreaction from the left, millions of Americans who thought they were going pay more in taxes will find a new child credit and be thankful. He said it would "bid up" wages, repatriate jobs, provide economic growth of 3 percent a year and create upward mobility.

Wells Fargo announced that they will raise their starting hourly wage for workers up to $15 an hour in March of 2018. In addition to reducing and simplifying taxes, it kept another promise by repealing ObamaCare's "individual mandate" tax. They promote dependency on government by taxing you and me.

"As the economy gets better and as the president has more months in office... he can take direct credit for it, and I think he is going to get direct credit", the official said. These are debates Republicans should embrace. It's far from it. As hard as it might be to remember considering today's sometimes apocalyptic rhetoric about the successful passage of the first major tax reform in 31 years, Democrats once supported the notion of tax cuts.

Ultimately, in 2018 and thereafter, the people will decide between the Democratic and Republican visions on Election Days to come.

David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist.

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