The late, great Robert Novak famously remarked that God put the Republican Party on this earth to cut taxes, and other than that, he said, it’s not worth very much. The Obamacare repeal/replace debacle proves Novak’s Razor once again—and it even included tax cuts! I’m hoping that perhaps this will be a re-run of the 1986 tax reform, when everyone went home Friday night with the declaration that tax reform was “dead,” but then congressional leaders secretly snuck back in the capitol over the weekend, re-wrote the bill, screwed the lobbyists, and passed it quickly Monday morning in a “shock and awe” move. Well, at least we have the Gorsuch juggernaut to celebrate.
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