Tax Bill Rushed into Senate, December 1, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL for the Senate to try to pass a bill that will have an enormous impact on the nation’s economy that has been written hastily, is still in flux, is riddled with loopholes, and has had no hearings. Remember that the Senate was intended by the Founders to be a deliberative body that would serve as a check on the House of Representatives. This is not the process that the Founders had in mind.

Update, December 5, 2017: Apparently the hasty process worked against the bill’s supporters, who effectively nullified the corporate tax cut by forgetting to change other provisions.

Sources: the Washington Post; The Hill; Vox.

 

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