Political commentator Dick Morris shared his thoughts Friday on the Democrat Party’s response to the GOP tax reform bill.
In his latest “Lunch Alert” video, titled “Democrats Deficit Hypocrisy,” the one-time adviser to former President Bill Clinton said he finds it “so interesting to watch the shenanigans the Democrats are going through as they assess the Trump tax cut proposals.”
Morris accused the Democrat Party of hypocrisy, saying, “They are so bent out of shape that they’re going to raise the deficit, that they’re going to expand the deficit, using the money for tax cuts.”
“Now it was perfectly fine with them in the opening month of the Obama administration, when Obama just gave them a blank check to spend money on stimulus.”
“And there were articles at the time that deficits just don’t matter, and that they’re just going to go crazy trying to avert unemployment,” he continued.
Morris claimed that the Democrat Party lacks restraint when given the opportunity spend tax dollars, but when faced with cutting taxes, worries about the effect on the deficit.
“When the Democrats are given the option of spending money, they go completely crazy and they don’t worry about the deficit, but when given the option of cutting taxes they become punctilious and don’t want to cut the taxes, don’t want to spend too much on cutting the taxes. They’re very worried about the impact on the deficit,” he explained.
Morris then claimed that Democrats just want higher taxes and don’t care about the deficit.
“Have you gotten the point that the Democrats want higher taxes? And want more government spending, and could care less about the impact on the deficit?” he asked.
“And that the one thing they’re apposed to is cutting taxes, because it decreases the power of the federal government and their power as well.”
Morris concluded that “nothing could be more evident than looking at this insane double standard going on now in Washington.”
On Saturday, Senate Republicans finally pushed their tax bill through the upper chamber. The bill, which received no Democrat support, must now go through the reconciliation process with the House tax plan.
During a news conference on Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated her disapproval of the GOP-sponsored plan.
“Isn’t really what’s going on is that many people are getting a very modest tax cut, and some people are getting a tax increase, while a lot of this is also going to business, but it’s not the end of the world?” a reporter asked.
“No it is the end of the world,” Pelosi responded. “The debate on health care is life/death. This is Armageddon.”
“This is a very big deal. Because you know why? There’s really a very hard way to come back from this. They take us further, more deeply into debt. What can you do but raise taxes?”
Caterine DeCicco is The Western Journal’s Washington, D.C. video producer.