December 19, 2016
I’m just old enough to remember when Republicans used to be for tax cuts. Oh sure, many of them will make noises about lowering some taxes, but too often they are caught up in the trap of so-called “revenue neutral tax reform”. This is especially true of Congressional leaders.
We owe it to the American people and to our party to go big and be bold again. We owe it to them to stop the coma-inducing Washington talk that never seems to shrink government or deficits.
I like to tell people, no one has ever knocked a door or made a phone call because they were excited about ‘revenue neutral’ tax reform. By its very nature it means that some people will pay less, but some people will pay more and government will still be the same enormous beast it was before we started the process.
That’s not good enough!
One of the things I liked about Donald Trump’s campaign was that he ran on a big, bold tax plan, that cut taxes for every American, and it was NOT revenue neutral. The government would get less money and every American would keep more.
That’s the kind of plan I ran on too, and it’s the kind of plan we in Congress should quickly rally behind as we start our new session and the new Administration.
We have tried it before. In fact, the most successful Republican Presidents (and a few Democrats) led off their agendas with tax cuts, to send money back and to try to get government to live with a little less.
This article was posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:17 am