But they can’t, because that will cost money, which will push it over the $1.5T limit required by reconciliation.
All of this is largely due the fact that the GOP refuses to actually even TRY to compromise with the Democrats. There are tons of tax reform plans that they could easily get 60 votes on. They could almost certainly even include things like cutting the corporate tax rate, which is itself not a bad idea. They could get broad tax cuts for most Americans.
What they won’t get support for, is shit like removing the AMT, or the estate tax. But those are the things that their donors really want… also, the GOP is grossly incompetent when it comes to governance.
The current folks in Congress have, literally, never had to actually govern. They have no experience putting together legislative coalitions. They literally do not know how to do it. McConnel based his entire existence upon riling up his base by demonizing the democrats, to get folks in power. Now he’s got power… but he doesn’t know how to govern. Same goes with the house.
This is why the GOP controls the entirety of government, and stiill can’t do ANYTHING. They are straight up imbeciles.