Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.–John F. Kennedy
The American people want and deserve a simpler, fairer tax structure.–Rep. Tom Reed (facebook, Oct. 26, 2017)
The American people want us to get to ‘yes’ on tax reform.–Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) (Politico)
We don’t follow budgets anyway — it’s really just a mechanism to get tax reform done.–Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) (Politico)
Who demands tax reform?
Who demands tax reform? Is it the people or our representatives? I am not aware of a groundswell of public support for reform, but the GOP is certainly pushing it. The above quotes tend to confirm that Congress wants tax reform; the 31 propaganda pieces–many blatantly false or misleading–published in August while Congress vacationed– support this .
Brian Fahler, in the Politico article cited, notes:
House Republicans are so desperate for a win on taxes that they’re agreeing to proposals that would have caused internal party warfare just a year or two ago.
I believe the above sentence accurately tells who is pushing tax reform. Then consider this:
This is a great opportunity — I think people are seizing the moment.–Pat Meehan (R-Pa.)
I think the people Meehan mentions are fellow Republican members of Congress.