3 (Mis)Statements About Tax Reform

With the passage of the Tax Cut And Jobs Act on Wednesday, I wanted to address a few of the questions and misinformation currently circulating about the impact of tax cuts on the U. S. economy.
Over the last couple of months, I have been repeatedly asked why I am not ‘enthusiastic’ about the ‘greatest tax reform’ since the Reagan era.
First, let me be clear, I like getting a ‘tax cut.’ Under the new plan, and because I own several small businesses structured as limited liability corporations (LLC’s), I will potentially see a reduction in the amount of taxes I will pay next year.
What I am opposed to, as a ‘fiscal conservative,’ is the ongoing expansion of our debts and deficits which are an inherent drag on the future prosperity of the country.
For the last 8-years, Republicans have repeatedly blamed the previous Administration for doubling the national debt and further expanding dependency on the welfare and entitlement system. When the Republican-controlled Senate and House had the opportunity to live up to their promise of reducing spending and being more fiscally responsible, their first piece of major legislative action will add another $10 Trillion in debt over the next 10-years, increase the deficit to more than $1 Trillion, and double the size of an existing welfare program through increasing child tax credits.
As the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget just wrote:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 21, 2017.

 

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