Tax Policy Should Be Easier For Republicans. But Nothing Has Been Easy.

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Making changes to American tax policy has the potential to be the big achievement of 2017 for President Trump and Republicans in Congress.

In theory, tax reform could be much easier to accomplish than reforming health care: The Republicans could put forward a tax plan (as the party has successfully passed in the past) that cuts taxes for tens of millions of people across economic brackets and ignores whatever implications that might have for the deficit. That might get some level of pushback from budget hawks, but unlike the Obamacare repeal effort, it would have no obvious mass constituency of angry people worried that something was going to be taken away from them. And Republicans tend to be in more