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How McConnell Succeeded on Tax Cuts After Failing on Health Care

  • GOP leader reflects on ‘scary moments’ in landmark effort
  • McConnell says tax bill ‘takes the heart out of Obamacare’
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House GOP Passes Sweeping Tax Overhaul
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A pivotal moment in the Republican party’s drive for tax overhaul legislation came in September, when two GOP senators agreed that tax cuts could add $1.5 trillion to deficits over 10 years, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

But that compromise meant McConnell had to abandon his earlier position that tax cuts shouldn’t add to the nation’s “alarming” level of debt.