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Make Trump Tax Cuts Permanent

We join our friends Larry Kudlow and Steve Moore in calling on Congress to make the Trump tax cuts permanent.

We suspect most Americans figure if Congress passes a law, it’s forever, or at least until a future Congress amends or repeals it, but that’s not the case (surprise surprise) when it comes to taxes and the federal budget.


Due to some arcane Senate rules, the tax cuts in the Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will start expiring in 2023.


As Messrs. Kudlow and Moore explained in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, if Congress does nothing, most Americans will pay more. The more generous child credit and the increased personal exemption, which are policies that Mr. Biden and the Democrats support, will be gone in 2025. Even more problematic for the economy is that the full expensing of capital investment for businesses begins to phase out next year…


Two years after the tax act passed four remarkable things happened. First, the economic growth rate rose back to 3% and was on track for closer to 4% in 2020 had it not been for Covid. Second, real median household income rose by almost $6,000 in two years—which was more than it rose during eight years under Barack Obama. Third, unemployment rates and poverty rates for blacks and Hispanics fell to at or below their lowest level in at least 25 years.


Last but not least, the share of taxes paid by the richest 1% of Americans actually rose. Income tax payments from the rich rose from 37% to 39% of the total tax take, while all other income groups paid a smaller share. There was an undeniable “Laffer Curve” effect—lower rates generated more growth and more tax revenues from the rich.


Up until COVID hit here’s how the economy responded:


Workers’ networth soared. Low- and middle-class families saw the largest gains in wealth growth in 2018 and 2019, according to the Federal Reserve. Low-income families saw their net worth increase 37%. Middle-class families saw their net worth increase 40%.


Household Income Reached New Highs. Real median U.S. household income in 2019 rose nearly 50% more than during the eight years of Barack Obama’s Presidency. Median household incomes increased 7.1% for Hispanics, 7.9% for Blacks,10.6% for Asian Americans and 8.5% for foreign-born workers.

Wages for Minorities Grew at a Faster Pace. Compared to Obama’s second term, wage growth, as a measure of median usual weekly earnings, grew 24% faster for Hispanics, 79% faster for Blacks, and 95% faster for Asian Americans.

Wages for Women Grew at a Faster Pace. Compared to Obama’s second term, wage growth, as a measure of median usual weekly earnings, grew 60% faster for women.

Wages for Youths (Ages 16-24) Grew at a Faster Pace. Compared to Obama’s second term, wage growth, as a measure of median usual weekly earnings, grew 70% faster for women.

Wages for All Levels of Educational Attainment Grew at a Faster Pace. Compared to Obama’s second term, wage growth, as a measure of median usual weekly earnings, more than doubled for those with less than a high school diploma and those with either some college or have an associate degree.


Income data published by the IRS clearly show that on average all income brackets benefited substantially from the Republicans’ tax reform law, with the biggest beneficiaries being working and middle-income filers, not the top 1 percent, as so many Democrats have argued.


As Justin Haskins, director of the Socialism Research Center at The Heartland Institute, explained in an article for The Hill, Trump’s 2017 tax reform law did exactly what was promised: It lowered taxes for all income groups, provided the greatest benefits for middle-income households, and spurred economic growth that helped reduce poverty and improve prosperity.


Congressional Democrats have argued that one of the best ways to pay for the legislation is to raise taxes on wealthy households, which, according to many on the left, have benefited disproportionately and unfairly from the 2017 tax reform law passed by Republicans and signed by former President Trump. The latest data, however, proves that this claim is pure mythology. It would be a grave mistake for Democrats to eliminate key parts of this important legislation.


The toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), call today and tell your Senators and Representative you want Trump’s tax cuts to be made permanent, not repealed as Democrats are planning.


  • Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

  • Make Trump tax cuts permanent

  • full expensing of business investment

  • child tax credit

  • median household income

  • unemployment

  • economic growth

  • poverty

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Only left-wing sycophants would not want these tax cuts to be permanent. Liberals view tax cuts as money being taken from them. But true conservatives realize that tax cuts are actually allowing Americans to keep the money they earned.


If these tax cuts are not made permanent, then the American voter needs to voice their displeasure at the ballot box . . . !

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rosie16
rosie16
Feb 08, 2022

Starve the swamp beast. Cut off the vote-buying social programs ALL politicians support, especially the -rat party.

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
Feb 08, 2022

WHAT A SURPRISE I'M SHOCKED HUNTER AND FAMILY HAVE BEEN RUBBING OUR NOSES IN THAT CHINESE POT OF GOLD FOR YEARS NOW, LETS GET THIS IMPEACHMENT HEARING GOING, Seven staffers run, masks are coming off, This woman must be the stupidest public offical ever, or she never bathes, WTF is going on? Lets see, who biden claims is the smartest man alive, he ever met, when he appears before congress, who will ask about the bidens pot of gold, and what they had given for it. Tell a lie, often enough and it becomes the truth, that is the biden corruption philosophy, which will lead to impeachment, jail, and return of ill gotten gains hopefully. About fxxxen time the biden's…

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Mike M
Mike M
Feb 08, 2022

The tax cuts should be made permanent. No doubt about it. But I suspect that Bite-Me Biden and his Communist cronies will let them expire for two reasons. In the first place they hate President Trump and everything he did. Whether it was right and beneficial is beside the point to them. And in the second place they need to steal as much money as possible from real Americans to pay for all of the illegal aliens that they're importing by the millions.

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