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 TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit 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.

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 DonnellySupreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Republicans fret over divisive candidates Everybody wants Joe Manchin MORE of Indiana, Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy: Manchin grills Haaland over Biden oil and gas review | Biden admin reportedly aims for 40 percent of drivers using EVs by 2030 |  Lack of DOD action may have caused 'preventable' PFAS risks Manchin grills Haaland over Biden oil and gas moratorium Feehery: It's time for Senate Republicans to play hardball on infrastructure MORE of West Virginia, Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinManaging the US dollar to pay for congressional infrastructure plans Duckworth, Pressley introduce bill to provide paid family leave for those who experience miscarriage Senate Democrats call for Medicaid-like plan to cover non-expansion states MORE of Wisconsin, Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterNative Americans are targets of voter suppression too The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Crunch time for bipartisan plan; first Jan. 6 hearing today Senators scramble to save infrastructure deal MORE of Montana, Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampJoe Manchin's secret Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Effective and profitable climate solutions are within the nation's farms and forests MORE of North Dakota, Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Sunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe MORE of Ohio, Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillGiuliani to stump for Greitens in Missouri McCaskill shares new July 4 family tradition: Watching Capitol riot video Joe Manchin's secret MORE of Missouri, Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonTom Brady to Biden: '40 percent of the people still don't think we won' Rubio, Demings rake in cash as Florida Senate race heats up How transparency on UFOs can unite a deeply divided nation MORE of Florida, and Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySenate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines Biden celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Lawmakers introduce bipartisan Free Britney Act 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 McDanielFormer Detroit police chief takes step toward gubernatorial run Whitmer has raised .5 million so far in 2021 Former Trump campaign adviser leaving GOP in protest MORE is chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.