More Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts Would Be Irresponsible

Published Dec 8, 2018.

The Mountineer published this guest column based on a recent blog post by Steve Winn, communications director for The Concord Coalition.

Trying to rush through a large, complex tax package in the final days of a lame-duck Congress is hardly a responsible legislative approach, particularly when control of the House is about to change hands.

No matter when Congress passes new tax legislation, however, it should not rely on further increases in the deficit. Washington instead should be focused on deficit reduction.