Republican Congress won a huge victory with the tax reform bill. Once signed by Trump, it will bring huge relief to millions of taxpayers. But it’s only the beginning.
This is a sign that republicans in Congress can get the job done. Obstructionist democrats cannot stop them from aiding the President. His vow to make America great again is coming true.
There is still more work to be done. America faces a deficit. We continue to spend billions on wasteful programs. The good news is, republicans are making that priority number one.
From The Hill:
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday said House Republicans will aim to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs next year as a way to trim the federal deficit.
“We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,” Ryan said during an interview on Ross Kaminsky’s talk radio show.
Health-care entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid “are the big drivers of debt,” Ryan said, “so we spend more time on the health-care entitlements, because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”
Ryan said he’s been speaking privately with President Trump, who is beginning to warm to the idea of slowing the spending growth in entitlements.
“I think the president is understanding choice and competition works everywhere, especially in Medicare,” Ryan said.
House and Senate Republicans are currently working on their plans for tax reform, which are estimated to add more than $1 trillion to the deficit. Democrats have voiced concerns that the legislation could lead to cuts to the social safety net.
It’s time to cut back on entitlement programs. As President Trump wins more jobs back, there is less need for them. The goal has always been to put Americans back to work. They need to cut back handouts that slow that progress.
The Hill claims Trump promised not to cut these programs. But he only promised to protect Social Security. Many Americans feel they paid into his program and deserve those checks, even though it is a major source of debt. Medicare and Medicaid aren’t exactly the same.
All of these programs need to be reformed. Perhaps most of all Welfare, SNAP, and other programs that prevent able-bodied Americans from working.
With the momentum of the tax bill, republicans are poised to do amazing things in the coming year. We will be watching.
Source: The Hill