Sen. Ted Cruz wants to make one of Trump’s biggest accomplishments permanent until 2025

Sen. Ted Cruz made a move recognizing the value of one of President Trump’s proudest accomplishments in office, and then asked Democrats to join him.

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The Republican tax reform bill gave Americans much appreciated tax cuts in spite of Democrats who were not on board with the legislation. Cruz called out Democrats who have been whining about the GOP tax bill, inviting them to join him in permanently securing the individual tax cuts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Texas Republican introduced a bill seeking to make the individual tax cuts, which would be expiring after 2025, permanent. The tax reform legislation cut tax brackets and permanently cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent, while budget rules required the individual cuts be temporary, allowing Senate Republicans to pass the bill on a party-line vote, according to The Hill.

Sen. Bernie Sanders believed the new law’s individual tax cuts were good but he told CNN last month they should have been made permanent.

Cruz seized the moment and called on Sanders to cosponsor his bill.

Sanders, however, accused Republicans of taking his CNN comments “completely out of context” because they “are so desperate to spin their disastrous tax plan.”

The new tax law is “one of the worst pieces of legislation in the modern history of our country,” Sanders said in a statement last month.

Tell that to Americans who saw wage increases and bonuses at their jobs from corporations following the passage of the bill.

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