With the failure to repeal health care and the summer break nearly over, the U.S. government will need to get back to work on the Trump agenda.
For Republicans to strengthen control over the House and Senate come 2018, there’s no bigger issue than tax reform.
President Trump outlined his plan for tax reform in April, providing some specifics Then in Springfield, Missouri, he reiterated his plan to shape the tax code for the American worker, for Main Street.
That’s the same message Trump delivered during the campaign— tax cuts for workers, not the wealthy.
Democrats and the dishonest media will no doubt claim Trump’s and the Republican’s tax plan are tax cuts for the wealthy but the fact is, it’s Hillary and the Democrats who are the party of the ultra wealthy.
The Republican party can use true tax reform as a big win for the party, and can also gain support from Democrats proving to the American people that in this time of hyper-polarization and partisanship, the government can work together.
But this can only happen if Congress (the same Congress that let Trump and the American people down with their failure to repeal and replace Obamacare) will let these tax reforms go through.
Trump's “Made in the USA” era will only happen if true lasting tax reform, Reagan style, is achieved.
The Trump base and Republicans want the wall built instead of a tax cut, but it’s wrong to focus on that right now.
Watch as I explain why, and why the criticisms that Trump’s speech was short on specifics don't wash.
If he was short on specifics, I believe Trump decided to do so because all of this is occurring during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and I suspect means the timeline may be delayed.
If so, that’s fine because rebuilding Texas comes first.