Saturday, March 25, 2017
In truth, though, the Ryan bill would have had a hard time even without the Republican schism. It was pure Reaganomics, and despite compulsory genuflection at the shrine of Saint Ronnie, there are Republicans who understand it's not the 1980s anymore — and everyone can see that Donald is a far cry from Ronald.
Well, on to tax reform! Sadly for Ryan, he was counting on the tax cuts from the failed health bill to make the numbers look vaguely reasonable in his tax package. There's also quite a bit of division among his party's corporate contributors over those ideas for boosting exports and making imports more expensive. There could be more chaos on the Hill forthwith.