Saturday, January 6, 2018

TPPF's DC Expansion makes Brady more valuble

"As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
Proverbs 27:17

On Tuesday, we discussed TPPF's D.C. expansion in terms of what it meant for the open seat congressional races.

But there's another point to consider: As TPPF expands into D.C., having a Ways and Means committee chairman from Texas becomes significantly more valuble.

If a widely respected organization back home makes a suggestion, you're going to at least listen.  You don't have a choice.  That's not necessarily true if the W&M chairman is from another state.

The 2017 tax bill, while a tangible step in the right direction, will not be the final effort on the tax code.  When congress takes up the next tax bill, we're TPPF to be at the table, that would be a very good sign.  That's a lot easier to make happen if the W&M chairman is from Texas.

Furthermore, from an activist perspective, this could give you a direct line to the committee chair for whatever your pet federal tax issue happens to be (eg. this author's interest in housing).  You send an e-mail to the relevant TPPF person, and they bring up the topic with the policymaker.  We've done it in the Texas Legislature and there's no reason why the same model can't work federally.

When the whole thing was said and done, Brady did a good job with the tax bill; with TPPF's help, he can do something even better in the future.

Bottom Line: As long as good things are getting done, having a ways and means chairman from Texas isn't the worst thing in the world.

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