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 TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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 DonnellyThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world MORE of Indiana, Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world MORE of West Virginia, Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — The Hill interviews President Trump Poll: Democrats inch forward in Wisconsin Primary turnout soars in 2018 with Dems leading charge MORE of Wisconsin, Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterTrump Jr. campaign event looks for new venue after Montana restaurant declines to host CBS Poll: Missouri, Montana Senate races in dead heats Dems play waiting game with Collins and Murkowski MORE of Montana, Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls MORE of North Dakota, Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Bipartisan group wants to lift Medicaid restriction on substance abuse treatment MORE of Ohio, Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMcCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Wyden says foreign hackers targeted personal accounts of senators, staffers Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls MORE of Missouri, Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — The Hill interviews President Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh controversy consumes Washington | Kavanaugh slated to testify Monday | Allegations shake up midterms Florida governor booed out of restaurant over red tide algae issues MORE of Florida, and Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyObama to hit campaign trail in Pa. for gubernatorial, Senate candidates Trump is wrong, Dems are fighting to save Medicare and Social Security Five biggest surprises in midterm fight 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.

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