Republicans are finally getting their act together. For months conservatives have been squandering their advantages in Congress. Their constant bickering has impeded the adoption of President Trump’s agenda.
Tax reform is their chance to redeem themselves. If they can successfully rewrite America’s tax code, it could prove to be one of the defining moments of Trump’s presidency.
Sen. John McCain abandoned his revolt against Trump Thursday and announced that he was throwing his support behind the effort.
“After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support the Senate tax reform bill,” McCain said in a statement. “I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families.”
Republicans hope to pass the legislation this week. If their plan works, Trump could be signing the measure by Christmas.
McCain has been a thorn in the administration’s side since Trump’s inauguration. He’s refused to cooperate with the president’s agenda and didn’t hesitate to criticize decisions that he didn’t agree with.
It’s refreshing that McCain isn’t trying to kill another bill. Healthcare reform was squashed by his complaints, and Republicans still haven’t been able to live the effects down.
Passing tax reform legislation will be an awesome Christmas gift to America. The bumbling that was seen at the start of Trump’s presidency will be forgotten if the next year runs smoothly. 2018 will be the year of Trump.
The White House has not yet commented on McCain’s announcement.
(Source: New York Post)