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Middle Class tax cuts are not part of Congress lame duck agenda

November 17, 2018

  You may remember while Donald Trump was stumping for Republicans before the mid-term election he promised a middle class tax cut was on the way after the Congress was back in session. Well, with the Democrats winning the majority in the mid-terms Donald trump and the Republicans have a limited time to accomplish anything in the Congress before the #resist Democrats take over control in January and they have prioritized the border wall over middle class tax cuts.

  Here is more:

President Trump told Senate Republican leaders on Thursday that his top lame-duck priorities include passing a spending bill with border security funds and approving new prison reform legislation — but middle-class tax cuts appear to have fallen from the agenda.

Trump vigorously invoked the tax-slashing plan in the final days of the midterm election campaign, but public accounts of an Oval Office agenda meeting do not mention the vow.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both omitted Trump’s “pure 10 percent tax cut” for the middle class from public descriptions of the lame-duck agenda.

  Let’s face the facts here: The border wall is not ever going to happen, it was never going to happen. The establishment Republicans, with the help of the Democrats, have stalled the border wall funding for two years because they do not want the wall, so stalling it for another two months is nothing for them. Having said that, why not focus on something that will help the economy even more, something the establishment Republicans supposedly want, and something which might be easier to get through the lame duck Congress–tax cuts for the bill payers?

  Donald Trump should have stayed focused on the economy and tax cuts before the election, but instead he pivoted to the border wall because that was a key promise he made that knows his base wants, but I think looking back on it now that was a big mistake. I believe most people understand there will never be a border wall and it might have done the Republicans some good to focus on the wallets of the people who put them in office in the first place.

  It might do them some good now as well but by focusing on the border wall the Republicans are ensuring that nothing of significance will be done in the waning moments of the Republican majority. But the truth is middle class tax cuts were never on the agenda, that was something the President made up on the fly while campaigning so maybe that is why he pivoted to the wall in the first place.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    November 17, 2018 10:01 am

    The democrat messaging to the ” American People” that tax cuts are evil and only benefitted the rich met with success at the polls. In due time the “American Sheeple” are going to get what they deserve, higher taxes.

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