In a recent Advocate, liberal Trump haters columnist E.J. Dionne and letter writer Michael Hale are forecasting wrack and ruin for the country now that the GOP tax cut plan has passed. As much as I hate to say it, for once, they may be right. The tax cut is going to be great for all individuals despite what Dionne and Hale believe, which is it will only help the rich.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accompanied at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks to the chamber as Republicans in the House and Senate plan to pass the sweeping $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill on party-line votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

It's going to be great for large and small corporations and spur job growth, which will bring in greater tax revenue to the government in the long run. The problem is that the Congress will spend all the extra revenue on the many wasteful government programs that are dragging the economy down instead of using the extra revenue to cut the hugh deficit the federal government has amassed.

People like Dionne and Hale just want larger government regardless of the eventual disaster it will bring to the American people. Spending cuts must be put into effect along with the tax cuts if this new plan is going to work for America.

Michael Sellen

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