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What do Republicans want on the economy? They're not sure anymore

Analysis: The party’s entire way of thinking about fundamental principles is changing.

5/14/2021 3:51:00 PM

Part of the story of Republicans ' continued post-2020 drift back into Trump’s orbit is the failure of GOP leaders to keep their party's focus on budget fights going on in Congress.

Analysis: The party’s entire way of thinking about fundamental principles is changing.

on the party’s ongoing purge of anti-Trump Republicans, because it distracts from the issue he thinks should unite the party: opposing President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.In fact, these two issues are linked. Part of the story of Republicans' continued post-2020 drift back into Trump’s orbit is the failure of GOP leaders to keep their party's focus on budget fights going on in Congress.

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As a result, traditional conservative arguments against Biden’s proposals on taxes and spending have so far failed to connect with Trump voters, whoshoware divided over the president's plans or express no opinion either way.And there’s little sign of Tea Party-style resistance, as growing evidence suggests that the Reagan-era framework for opposing Biden’s plans is under severe strain.

A changing policy landscapeUntil recently, it would be easy to assume what reasons a rank-and-file Republican would give for opposing a $5 trillion-plus Democraticplan to finance dozens of public programswith a mix of tax hikes and debt.Those reasons would include concerns about the threat of inflation, tax increases and likely fears that Biden's proposals would undermine conservative free market theories holding that higher taxes constrain economic growth, public programs crowd out private sector innovations, and picking specific industries to prop up hurts everyone. headtopics.com

In addition, they might argue that the plans violate principles of fairness — why should so many people get checks and handouts while the most productive Americans pay more in taxes?These arguments are still out there among Republican politicians. But the GOP consensus has frayed on all those positions in the Trump era, and the party remains divided over how (or whether) to stitch it together.

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