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Rep. Dan Crenshaw exposes why the left hates tax cuts

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On Tuesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) took to Twitter where he posed the question: Why does the left believe the role of government is to tax the people rather than to protect the rights of the people they serve?

The tweet included a link to this clip, which highlights Rep. Crenshaw during his address to the Budget Committee, where he defended the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Crenshaw cited verifiable instances in the state of Texas where the economic opportunity for low-wage earners increased due to the tax cuts, and also earned bonuses ranging from $500 to $1,600 for employees working in many different industries.

The freshman representative spoke in a clear voice and obliterated his Democrat colleagues, asserting that the needs of government are not amorphous, but rather clearly defined by the Constitution that grants them power.

"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. I believe that the role of government is for the government to protect the God-given rights we have and to ensure that we live as free as possible. The role of government is to tax the people to the least extent possible while still taxing them enough to cover the basic needs for government."

Rep. Crenshaw shared more statistics on the economic benefits of the tax cut package from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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