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Ken Blackwell: Confident on Tax Reform

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By    |   Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 08:27 PM

Former Trump adviser Ken Blackwell told Newsmax TV he is hopeful Republicans can pass tax reform legislation, but he is worried about party leaders maintaining their convictions.

Blackwell appeared on "Newsmax Now" and talked tax reform with co-hosts Bill Tucker and Ellis Henican.

"I'm confident that they're going to get something passed," said Blackwell, whose lengthy political resume includes serving as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio secretary of state, and a U.S. ambassador on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

"Now I will tell you, I've been to this rodeo before and what I'm afraid of is that the leadership will not have the discipline once the bill gets to the floor – there will be a bill that gets to the floor," Blackwell said.

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Blackwell noted the real challenge faced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be keeping the backbone of the tax bill intact in the midst of what is expected to be a fierce debate.

"How can he control the process and maintain 50 votes without opening up that floodgate and changing the character and the significance of the tax reform?" Blackwell said.

Blackwell, who served on President Donald Trump's transition team, said the GOP's tax proposal is "growth-oriented."

"I have a fundamental belief that this will stimulate growth," he said. "That means that we will grow our way to reducing the deficit."

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Former Trump adviser Ken Blackwell told Newsmax TV he is hopeful Republicans can pass tax reform legislation, but he is worried about party leaders maintaining their convictions.
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