President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to urge Congressional Republicans to get moving on a tax cut.
Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don't wait until the end of September. Needed now more than ever. Hurry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2017
“Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don’t wait until the end of September,” he wrote.
“Needed now more than ever. Hurry!”
Conservatives have been itching for Trump to score a big legislative victory.
The consequences, some predict, could be a loss of the majority.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently predicted a Speaker Pelosi in 2019 if Republicans don’t pass sweeping change for American taxpayers.
During an appearance on Fox News in mid-July, Gingrich urged Republicans to focus on economic growth.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 18, 2017
“They have got to pass by Thanksgiving, and get signed into law, by Thanksgiving, a very large tax cut, retroactively designed back to January 1 to make sure that we have enough economic growth in 2018. That Republicans can run as the party of prosperity, of jobs, of higher take home pay, and of economic growth,” Gingrich said.
He said the “highest focus” should be getting the tax bill passed.
“If we don’t have economic growth next year, I think we’re in real danger of having Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2019,” Gingrich said.
He predicted Republicans would retain power if there is economic growth.