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The tax bill only had 51 votes. It could NOT pass the filibuster.

Yes, of course. But the GOP managed to get it passed anyway, despite the fact that it clearly blows up the deficit and should not have been able to get through the reconciliation process.

The tax cuts are an excellent example that the filibuster is not preventing the GOP from doing the bulk of what it really wants.
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