Published On: Mon, Dec 25th, 2017

Lofty Promises And The Death Of Fiscal Conservatism [Opinion]

President Trump's signature on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Late last week, President Trump sat in an unusually restrained Oval Office, void of the pomp and circumstance we’ve grown accustomed to, and signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, as ABC News reported. The public was not treated to the glamorous ceremony traditionally expected of a fractious Republican Party that had just passed the first major piece of its legislative agenda after enjoying just under a year in power. Yet, before the ink had even dried on a bill of exceptional importance, we were treated to a smorgasbord of lofty and ultimately hollow promises.

The president hailed the newly-minted law as guaranteed to usher in a newfound era of American prosperity. He, along with Republican congressional leaders, have publicly reinforced their views that this law will provide meaningful relief for the long-suffering middle class and that it will also force a reviving breath of air into the proverbial lungs of the American worker and corporation alike.

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Lofty Promises And The Death Of Fiscal Conservatism [Opinion]