GOP Budget Hawks Lay Low as Party Pushes Tax Plan That Experts Say Will Send Deficit Soaring

WASHINGTON — Dallas Rep. Jeb Hensarling is a deficit hawk who has long bemoaned the "fiscal insanity" of a national debt that's now above $20 trillion.The Republican displays a real-time national debt clock in the hearing room of his House Financial Services Committee. He even voted last month against a Hurricane Harvey relief package because it was tied to an increase in the federal debt ceiling.And yet he is all-in on a Republican tax proposal that many experts predict could add trillions of dollars to the deficit."I cannot envision a plan that I would not end up supporting," Hensarling said recently on Fox News Channel.  Continue reading...

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