Washington - Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and joint committees of the House and Senate worked feverishly into the evenings this week to product a tax reform bill in the next few weeks. The urgency of getting a bill to the President's desk by the end of the year was underscored by comments made by Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Ryan this morning.
"We failed at the Obamacare repeal, a bill which was opposed by a wide margin by potential voters in next year's elections, the tax reform bill is even more unpopular at two to one against, we got to get this thing through Congress by December 31st, so that low and middle class voters will have almost a full year of enjoying almost no savings while they watch the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations enjoy the big windfall, all paid for by increasing the deficit a few trillion dollars", said Ryan.
McConnell added, "We stand with our President, the most unpopular of the modern era, in getting this hated bill passed, voters expect us to perform".
Both leaders have indicated that even more unpopular legislation is waiting in committees, ready to be passed and signed into law once the tax reform bill is enacted.