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Chuck Todd Confronts GOP Senator: Weren’t Trump Tax Cuts an ‘Economic Failure’?

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Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd pressed Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) on former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, noting that the tax plan could be seen as an “economic failure” since the promises of massive economic growth never came true.

With President Joe Biden proposing increases in corporate tax rates to help pay for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure spending bill, Republicans have pushed back, complaining that the tax hikes on the wealthy will inevitably lead to job losses and impact small businesses. Wicker attempted to make that argument during his Sunday appearance on Meet the Press.

“What the president proposed this week is not an infrastructure bill,” the senator groused. “It’s a huge tax increase, for one thing. It’s a tax increase on small businesses, on job creators in the United States of America.”

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