The Senate Republican tax bill is built on shaky assumptions, such as sunsets of the individual tax provisions that the GOP argues will never actually happen. So the actual cost could be well above the official estimate of around $1.4 trillion — and credible analyses of the bill estimate that the additional revenue it creates through economic growth won’t come close to offsetting that cost.

The GOP tax bill could be even more costly than it looks

It assumes individual tax breaks will end, and Republicans say that’s not likely to happen.


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