There would be harm done. I don’t support it. But I don’t see any way Democrats could stop it. Therefore, better to get it over with quickly and improve their chances of making a difference in other areas.

Also, I said “maybe,” because while the tax cuts are non-negotiable for Congressional Republicans, they may be a bit more flexible about the spending cuts.

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