During a House Budget Committee hearing about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) decided to give a hip pocket class to the Democrats on how the law has helped his people in the state of Texas.
“I always want to remind everyone what we’re really here talking about, we’re talking about a difference in philosophy. Not just tax rates,” Crenshaw began. “It’s a question if the government should be taking more of your money or whether you should keep more of your money.”
“It’s the difference in the role of government in what we believe,” he continued. “It seems to me that you all believe that the role of government is to tax the people as much as possible so that you and your benevolent fellow academics can dream up more programs for the government to spend money on. I don’t believe that.”
Crenshaw said he believes government should tax its people to the “least extent possible,” but also enough so the government is still able to operate.
“And if we’re questioning what those needs are, we can just look at our Constitution, they’re generally pretty clear there,” he said.
The Navy SEAL veteran then criticized Democrats for calling the anecdotes about the helpfulness of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imaginative.
“It’s literally not imagination to bring up anecdotes, it’s literally not that. It’s reality,” he added.
Why does the left hate the tax cuts? Bc they think the people exist to fund the govt. We believe the govt exists to protect the inalienable rights of the people.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 5, 2019
When people keep their money, we get more jobs & wage growth, & less wasteful spending by “benevolent” bureaucrats. pic.twitter.com/umrP2zOLqv
He then listed off numerous examples of companies giving their employees better wages, larger bonuses, reduced prices for customers, or more benefits since they were able to keep more of their money.
“These are not imaginative anecdotes,” he concluded.