Nancy Pelosi announced that one of the first things Democrats will do when they regain control is to repeal and replace recent Republican Tax reforms. And she promises it will be bipartisan and done in daylight, (unlike healthcare reform, I guess). So, what might that look like?
If previous proposals are any indication, Pelosi plans on instituting a major tax hike, particularly focused on punishing those same generous corporations. In a plan published last month, Congressional Democrats proposed a $1 trillion dollar tax hike, pushing the corporate tax rate from its current 21% to 25%, undoing tax breaks for high earners, and re-instituting a top tax bracket that could tax some Americans at a rate of nearly 40%.
First question. Democrat candidate (for any office). Do you agree with Nancy Pelosi and Democrat leadership that the first priority of the next Congress should be raising taxes on families and job creators? And if not the first priority, how soon would you want to increase taxes?
You’ll get a non-answer that includes, fair share, taxing corporations and the rich, blah blah class warfare rubbish. But it’s an answer that needs to be forced out of them because no one is going to run on raising taxes.
And no, they aren’t going to run on gun grabbing either. Nor will they have planks in their campaign platforms for silencing speech oppose, transgender bathrooms, compelled speech, or destruction of public or private property that advances their ideological agenda, but you’ll get all of those things when Democrats are in power because you get them when they are not.
Republicans, whether you like all their priorities or not, are needed to ensure tax reforms are not rolled back. And while they do not all agree on how border security and immigration enforcement are the key to slowing the flow of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl in the United States.
Those two multifaceted issues are winners.
The opioid crisis is a national security crisis and a border crisis
Tax cuts are pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-families.
Democrats are not shy about their opposition to lower taxes or their support for open borders.
If you don’t use these issues to get people to get out to the polls and vote republican you’ll lose them both.