Senate Republicans finally managed to pass a major agenda item promised by President Donald Trump. They stayed late last night and managed to pass their version of a tax reform bill. The vote was 51-49 along party lines with no Democrats voting for the bill.
Democrats continue to claim that the bill helps the wealthy more than anyone else and that the bill will add $1.4 trillion to national debt and that most working Americans will see their taxes go up in ten years when the tax reform expires.
Now it’s up House and Senate Republicans to work together to merge the two different bills and come up with one final version, that they would both have to vote on.
(Fox News) – The U.S. Senate voted just before 2 a.m. ET Saturday to pass a sweeping tax overhaul worth roughly $1.4 trillion, putting the Trump White House a big step closer to its first major legislative victory – and many Americans closer to a tax cut.
The vote was 51-49, with Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee the only member of the GOP to side with the Democrats in opposition.
Not long after the vote, President Donald Trump tweeted his reaction:
“We are one step closer to delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for working families across America,” the president wrote. “Special thanks to @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell and Chairman @SenOrrinHatch for shepherding our bill through the Senate. Look forward to signing a final bill before Christmas!” …
It needs to be noted that Democrats have no problem raising the national debt with their out-of-control spending but they use this as their main argument to vote against the tax reform bill, indicating that their no votes were purely political against President Donald Trump. It also needs to be noted that the same group that said Obamacare would result in 26 million people signing up when that never happened.