A key GOP lawmaker just reversed on the promise that Trump’s tax cuts will pay for themselves

When Republican lawmakers passed $1.5 trillion tax cuts in 2017, they promised they would pay for themselves. But a year and a half later, a key GOP congressman who helped craft the sweeping legislation has walked back that claim. The remarks were a departure from a central assertion Republican lawmakers have made since the early days of the legislation: that the tax cuts would lift the economy enough that revenue from growth would make

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