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Should Democrats oppose GOP tax reform?

Dems right to blast GOP tax plan

They misunderstand its potential

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Democrats are right to criticize the GOP’s plan, because it is counterproductive and hypocritical. There are several ways to help America’s middle class with tax reform and the GOP’s proposal is not one of them, asserts Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. Republicans often talk about wanting to help middle-income families, but their bill would barely or even negatively affect them, while allowing the rich to payer fewer taxes. The current plan would be more generous to the upper class than Bush’s tax reform that drastically increased savings for the rich. Republicans should focus on tax benefits and child tax credits for middle-class Americans.

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During the Obama years Democrats proved their poor understanding of the economy, continuously backing policies that bloated national debt. They are wrong to criticize the GOP’s tax plan and ignore its many upsides, holds Ed Rogers of the Washington Post. Over Obama’s time in office he almost doubled America's debt. Republicans want to kickstart the economy by simplifying the tax code, which would benefit Americans from top to bottom. The assertion that they want tax cuts for the rich is wrong. By reforming taxes they seek to increase productivity and lower the national debt. Democrats’ stubbornness keeps them from understanding this.

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