A problem with the solution isn’t a problem with what’s wrong with the system.
That’s the lesson of the latest problem that arose in the wake of the election of President Donald Trump, whose election saw Republicans win control of the House and Senate and send a massive tax bill to the White House.
Trump has blamed Democrats for the collapse in the economy, accusing Democrats of making his tax cuts unpopular and then passing them to the middle class.
The Republican Party has defended its economic policies, saying the tax cuts will benefit middle-class families.
The tax cuts were not part of the tax plan passed by the House of Representatives, and the Senate version is far less generous than the House bill.
“We can have this debate about the economic impact of the Republicans’ tax plan and Democrats’ tax bill,” said Sen. Susan Collins Susan Margaret CollinsRNC chief strategist: We need to ‘move on’ from Kavanaugh’s accusers MORE (R-Maine), who is one of the most influential senators in the Senate.
“But if you look at the overall tax cuts for families, it’s actually quite generous.”
It’s a message that’s echoed in the Republican response to the president’s tax plan.
In a statement to The Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHow the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch FBI reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez How the Trump taxes law passed with bipartisan supportHow Flake came to lead the charge to kill the filibuster on Kavanaugh MORE (Ky.) said the tax relief for the middle classes is a “major step forward” for the GOP.
McConnell also pointed to the bipartisan nature of the Senate tax bill.
“Democrats are the party that voted to increase taxes for the wealthy.
The GOP will make tax relief to middle class families a major part of our tax reform,” McConnell said.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the White Senate Office said that while the House tax bill “cannot be blamed for this collapse,” it “does offer a more targeted and comprehensive solution for our country’s fiscal problems” that provides “an unprecedented degree of relief for families and businesses.”
White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who also served in the Trump administration, said Wednesday’s tax deal will “help grow the economy and lift more people out of poverty.”
“We are optimistic that this deal will help lift more Americans out of extreme poverty,” Earnest said in a statement.
“And we’re optimistic that it will help make the economy grow faster and create jobs.”
There are many issues in our country that are growing more important than ever, and this agreement is one that will help them succeed.