One of the Worst Bills in the History of the United States? Really?

Nancy Pelosi characterized the Trump tax legislation earlier this week as “one of the worst bills in the history of the United States of America.”
The Cut, Cut, Cut Act, as Trump wished to call the legislation, may rank as one of the worst names for a bill in the history of the United States of America. But, at the risk of contradicting Ms. Pelosi’s judgments as a historian, the Fugitive Slave Act and the Eighteenth Amendment safely beats it for bad.
Politicians, better students of hyperbole than history, regard their latest victories as among the greatest victories and their most recent defeats as among the gravest defeats. Politicians possess a talent for overstatement, and perhaps when the bill finally passes the president’s talent for this will match Nancy Pelosi’s.
Trump’s triumph surely does not as radically reorient the tax code as such predecessors as Ronald Reagan and Calvin Coolidge, on the one

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