Letter to the editor: Senators’ support of tax cut bill reckless

Senators’ support of tax cut bill reckless

Received Dec. 3

Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo have just helped pass the Republican tax cut bill.

Contrary to the senators’ beliefs that the tax cuts will pay for themselves, the Committee on Joint Taxation finds the tax cuts will actually add $1 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years.

Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas capably disproved the theory that tax cuts pay for themselves using his state’s experience as a test laboratory.

I guess Sen. Risch will have to explain to his constituents at his next town hall meeting how he reconciles being a co-sponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution with voting to increase the national debt by $1 trillion.

Sen. Crapo must enjoy watching the numbers whirr by on the national debt clock on his website because he will now have to speed up the clock by $190,000 per minute.

The senators have essentially taken out a $1 trillion loan and made their grandchildren, as well as ours, co-signers of the note without their consent. I’ll leave it to someone else to figure out what kind of family values would impel the senators to saddle their grandchildren with that kind legacy.

We can Make America Great Again but, sadly, it won’t be by cultivating the donor class with reckless tax cuts. Our country’s path to greatness lies in having the courage to make responsible decisions — admittedly a high standard, but one within the senators’ reach had they acted in the country’s best interests, rather than catering to special interests.

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