Trump and Republicans deliver gift that keeps on giving for Americans

Trump and Republicans deliver gift that keeps on giving for Americans
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The American people have been given an amazing gift this Christmas: a once in a generation set of tax cuts that will save the average middle class family more than $2,000. President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE and Republicans in Congress kept their promise, working together to create and pass the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and they did so without a single Democratic vote.

American taxpayers will remember that when they go to the polls next year during midterm elections. They will remember repeated invitations from Republicans to their Democratic colleagues asking them to take part in crafting a tax bill for the good of the country and all Americans. They will also remember the repeated rejection by Democrats of bipartisanship. These Democrats will be held accountable for playing politics instead of supporting a much needed tax cut for the middle class.

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The final tax plan decreases individual tax rates across seven tax brackets and nearly doubles the standard deduction to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing together. It cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, doubles the child tax credit to $2,000, and gets rid of the unworkable ObamaCare individual mandate penalty.

The plan maintains deductions that encourage Americans to pursue higher education, buy a home, and give to charity. Not only does it let Americans keep more of what they earn, it also encourages our job creators to grow their businesses here at home, enriching our communities and putting even more people to work.

With all of these provisions and its average $2,000 tax cut, this is one big gift for the American middle class and a boon for our nation’s economy. Within a day of Congress passing the bill, a number of companies announced they would ramp up benefits to their employees and increase wages. AT&T and Comcast announced Christmas bonuses for employees. Boeing announced $300 million in new investments. Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bancorp said they will raise minimum wage for their employees. There’s no doubt American workers and companies are already seeing the benefits of tax reform.

For our part, the Republican National Committee has been hard at work engaging Americans across the country to share and build support for the tax cut plan. Nationwide, we’ve reached out to more than half a million people on this issue alone. We’ve met with Americans from all walks of life and heard their concerns. Some are living paycheck to paycheck, while others need help growing their small businesses. Some are burdened with childcare expenses, while others are trying to build their rainy day fund. Every single one of them could use a tax cut and an extra $2,000, and I’m pleased to say that the Republican tax plan was built with them in mind.

This fact alone should resonate with every single Democrat who shamefully voted against tax relief for their constituents, especially those lawmakers who once claimed to be for tax reform before turning against it and choosing instead to play petty partisan politics. It’s an unavoidable stain on the record of red state Democrats facing reelection next year, particularly since President Trump won many of those states by large, even double digit, margins. That includes Senators Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyEx-Sen. Joe Donnelly endorses Biden Lobbying world 70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents MORE of Indiana, Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinHillicon Valley: Facebook removes Trump post | TikTok gets competitor | Lawmakers raise grid safety concerns OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court cancels shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline | US could avoid 4.5M early deaths by fighting climate change, study finds | Officials warn of increasing cyber threats to critical infrastructure during pandemic Officials warn of increasing cyber threats to critical infrastructure during pandemic MORE of West Virginia, Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Biden: I'll have a running mate picked next week The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided GOP to unveil COVID-19 bill MORE of Wisconsin, Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - At loggerheads, Congress, White House to let jobless payout lapse Overnight Defense: Senate poised to pass defense bill with requirement to change Confederate base names | Key senator backs Germany drawdown | Space Force chooses 'semper supra' as motto Democrats call for expedited hearing for Trump's public lands nominee MORE of Montana, Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn Heitkamp70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA MORE of North Dakota, Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOvernight Defense: Guardsman to testify Lafayette Square clearing was 'unprovoked escalation' | Dems push for controversial Pentagon nominee to withdraw | Watchdog says Pentagon not considering climate change risks to contractors Democrats urge controversial Pentagon policy nominee to withdraw Chamber of Commerce, banking industry groups call on Senate to pass corporate diversity bill MORE of Ohio, Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillDemocratic-linked group runs ads in Kansas GOP Senate primary Trump mocked for low attendance at rally Missouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties MORE of Missouri, Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William Nelson Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in NASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson NASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon MORE of Florida, and Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Fred Upton says it is 'tragic' to see Americans reject masks, social distancing; Russia claims it will approve COVID-19 vaccine by mid-August People with disabilities see huge job losses; will pandemic roll back ADA gains? MORE of Pennsylvania.

Voters in those states and across the country saw President Trump and Republicans stand for them and fight for their interests with this bill. Meanwhile, they saw their own elected Democrat senators sit on the sidelines, only chiming in to try to obstruct the process. Americans deserve better than that. They deserve elected officials who commit to delivering real results instead of delivering lies and misinformation to the people they represent. That’s why next November, these voters will head to the polls and cast their ballot for the people who kept their promise and did their job.

Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielTrump outraises Biden in July, surpasses billion for the cycle Texas governor skipping Republican convention RNC chairwoman: Quarantines in Democratic-led states made GOP Florida convention impossible MORE is chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.