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    ... This legislation is nothing more than a big wet kiss to the 1 Percenters who finance the GOP's election campaigns. That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. It's what Republicans do every time they gain power.
    That's not a secret - but usually, these efforts are cloaked in some noble-sounding effort. I'm looking for the conservative angle on this - I want to know WHY we need to rock the boat to drastically when all economic indicators are positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That's not a secret - but usually, these efforts are cloaked in some noble-sounding effort. I'm looking for the conservative angle on this - I want to know WHY we need to rock the boat to drastically when all economic indicators are positive.
    I don't think they've been issued a talking point for responding to that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Overall, the U.S. economy is doing well. So if the Republican Tax Reform is th!?e answer, what is the question?
    The obvious question the GOP is thinking is.......Can we sell this giveaway to super-wealthy corporations as something that's good for the middle class citizen? (Hey......they were conned into electing Trump so anything is possible!)

    Remember, every dime corporate America saves on taxes has to be made up by us or our children, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Come on, come on... the partisan answers are obvious. But I'm genuinely interested in the conservative perspective on this.

    When all economic indicators suggest that the economy is doing well (and improving), what is the purpose of rocking the boat?
    Suspect he is thinking it will raise wages and bring back some sort of Reagan remembrance. He is attempting this to convince those cross over voters in the rust belt that he was the best choice. Many of them have been featured in various articles citing stagnant wages, regulations etc as why they voted for him. He also is hoping it will bring GDP back to 6 or 7%.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ump-and-obama/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    How can Donald Trump and congressional Republicans claim to have accomplished anything at all in 2017?
    Why couldn't they? They make false claims all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That's not a secret - but usually, these efforts are cloaked in some noble-sounding effort. I'm looking for the conservative angle on this - I want to know WHY we need to rock the boat to drastically when all economic indicators are positive.
    Higher GDP.

    https://www.hudson.org/research/1271...ef=patrick.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That's not a secret - but usually, these efforts are cloaked in some noble-sounding effort. I'm looking for the conservative angle on this - I want to know WHY we need to rock the boat to drastically when all economic indicators are positive.
    Can't make America great again without rocking the boat. Anyway, those positive economic indicators pre date the current administration, and credit has to be given to the current administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Suspect he is thinking it will raise wages and bring back some sort of Reagan remembrance. He is attempting this to convince those cross over voters in the rust belt that he was the best choice. Many of them have been featured in various articles citing stagnant wages, regulations etc as why they voted for him. He also is hoping it will bring GDP back to 6 or 7%.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ump-and-obama/
    I remember Reagan. Reagan instigated the longest running decline in wages for the working class that I've ever witnessed in my lifetime. That, and record deficits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I remember Reagan. Reagan instigated the longest running decline in wages for the working class that I've ever witnessed in my lifetime. That, and record deficits.
    Right but he had GDP up around 4%. For many republicans that's a goal that's never been reached since. Its a big deal in GOP areas. Its how success is measured.

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