The regulatory cuts ordered by President Donald Trump are already saving consumers billions of dollars. His next objective is tax cuts.
After deliberating about “tax reform” for the last six months, the GOP’s congressional leaders announced last week that they had reached broad agreement with the Trump administration on common principles and goals for tax reform measures that they aim to implement by year’s end.
Of course, Democrats quickly responded with a letter to Trump ostensibly expressing their “interest in working with [the GOP] on bipartisan tax reform,” but playing their class-warfare card: “Tax reform cannot be a cover story for delivering tax cuts to the wealthiest.”
Fact is, their classist claims are a deception, as Democrat policies and programs have promoted income inequality for decades.
Notably, only 45 Demos signed the letter.
Joe Manchin (D-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) were slammed by their party for refusing to sign — meaning there is not unified leftist opposition to the GOP tax reduction plan. (Recall that Manchin, Heitkamp and Donnelly were the lone Demo voters for the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch.)
Manchin tersely rebutted the condemnation of his party: “I don’t care if I get defeated. … If [Democrats] think because I’m up for election that I can be wrangled into voting for s—t that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy.”