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Don't Get Cocky, Start Cutting: What the GOP Must Do to Win in 2018

Originally Published in Washington Examiner on 2/7/18.

The nation continues to debate President Trump’s State of the Union speech, picking it apart for alternative facts, exaggerations, and flaws. Many critics have honed in on the president’s discussion of the country’s recent economic upswing, arguing that the current boom is the result of eight years of Barack Obama, not one year of Donald Trump.

There may well have been an upward trend, but the current explosion is, and can only be, attributed to the work of the Trump administration and congressional Republicans. Obama did not pass December’s tax reform bill. Obama did not cut or pare down nearly 1,600 federal regulations.