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== Vulnerabilities in Their Strategy ==  
 
== Vulnerabilities in Their Strategy ==  
* Tax reform cannot be passed until two conditions are met: 1. Republicans will have to repeal and replace [[Trumpcare / Obamacare|Obamacare]][http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/09/politics/tax-reform-obamacare-congress-republicans/] and 2. They have to pass the 2018 budget. This is because Republicans want to pass tax cuts using special Congressional rules ("budget reconciliation") that would allow them to act without support from Democrats. However, they can only do this once a year, and they have already done it this year for [[Trumpcare / Obamacare|health care]]. This means they have to wait until next year to introduce tax reform.[http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/23/taxes-and-the-budget-two-obstacles-block-gop-path-to-tax-cuts.html]  
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* Tax reform cannot be enacted until two conditions are met: 1. Republicans will have to repeal and replace Obamacare and 2. They also have to Pass the 2018 budget before tax reform. This is because, for tax cuts, republicans are keen on utilizing the special congressional rules which allow them to act without support from democrats. However, they can have this opportunity only once every year. Republicans are currently using their fiscal 2017 congressional rules for health care. Which leaves them no choice but to wait until next year for introducing tax reform [http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/23/taxes-and-the-budget-two-obstacles-block-gop-path-to-tax-cuts.html]  
  
 
*On average, states with Republican leadership are more dependent on the federal government for funds than are Democratic states.[https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/]
 
*On average, states with Republican leadership are more dependent on the federal government for funds than are Democratic states.[https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/]
 
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[https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700 Source]
 
[https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700 Source]

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