It’s impossible to write and pass a bipartisan Tax Reform Bill because no tax code can benefit everyone without penalizing someone else. It’s unrealistic to give acceptable answers to: What’s in it for me? As always, the devil is in the details.

Special interest groups and their lobbyists spent hundreds of millions of dollars hiding tax breaks, loopholes and credits in the current tax code. They are now spending more money trying to make sure any new tax code protects their sacred cows.

Dramatic changes are being made even though no one knows what challenges the government and the economy will be faced with in the back end of this 10-year projection.

There will always be winners and losers. Volatility is a necessary part of the legislative process. For anyone to think everyone in America will be a winner should know right now that it is not going to happen. Don’t make that the standard.

If you go back to the beginning, the U.S. tax code’s primary focus was funding the government. Now the tax code is mostly about income redistribution and social engineering. We would hope everyone would contribute something: have skin in the game.

Instead, nearly half of all filers pay nothing in federal income tax, thanks to power-hungry politicians feasting on campaign donations from the various voter blocks. Everyone says it is time our elected leaders solve all of our problems, but when has that ever happened?

The GOP is trying to persuade the public that the corporate tax reforms will add jobs, raise paychecks, help the economy grow and make America more competitive. Democrats have remained steadfast against the GOP tax reforms saying “it pillages the middle class to pad the pockets of the wealthiest.”

The GOP says the tax reform plan will be “rocket fuel for the economy and that will be good news for most Americans.” The tax bill proposes to cut the top corporate rate, lower rates for individuals, but it also takes away popular deductions and credits.

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady says the simplification of the tax code will allow nine out of 10 tax return filers to use a simple post card-sized form. I seriously doubt that claim.

At this time, the final draft of the plan is not complete. Opponents say the plan unfairly benefits corporations more than other types of businesses. Technical tweaks benefit middle-class households the first five years but then phase out and result in higher taxes after that.

House and Senate tax writers believe their simplified approach benefits the middle class while lifting economic growth to three percent or more a year. If their assumptions are correct, the Treasury will get a windfall of new revenue far exceeding current estimates.

The Democrat resistance just is not buying it. They contend the GOP model is a major tax cut for the rich that will be paid for on the backs of the middle class and will add $1.5 trillion to the National Debt over 10 years.

The House bill eventually raises taxes on individuals, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Their analysis says the bill cuts taxes on businesses by $1 trillion over 10 years, $230 billion on individuals and $170 billion on estates. Individual tax cuts shrink over time and disappear entirely in 2024.

So much is based on projections that probably are unrealistic and might as well be ignored. Economist Ernie Tedeschi looked at the American Enterprise Institute’s TaxBrain model of the House GOP tax bill and concluded that more than 20 million households will send larger checks to the IRS in 2018, and by 2027 more than 60 million households would pay higher taxes.

Making any kind of compromise difficult is the fact high-tax states such as New York, New Jersey and California fear losing deductions for state and local income taxes, property taxes and college loan interest payments. There are hundreds of diverse variables clouding a consensus.

Another major hurdle for proponents of the GOP plan will be the debunking the Tax Policy Center’s contention that “about 80 percent of the benefits of the tax code provisions will go to the richest two percent. On the other hand, you cannot love jobs and hate job creators.

It is true, the richest Americans do not need a tax cut. But successful Americans should not be labeled villains by liberal Democrats. People from all classes and income levels should aspire and be rewarded when they move up the income and wealth ladder.

Ultra liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders and columnist Robert Reich, a professor at the University of California at Berkley, are always waging class warfare…pitting the poorest Americans against the wealthiest Americans.

I think they know things are not so cut and dried but they also know there is a market for their brand of pandering to the progressive movement. There is always a modicum of truth in what they say but their spiel usually doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

Reich and Sanders never miss an opportunity to demand that the rich pay their fair share of taxes, yet as Phil Gramm, a former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, points out “the top 10 percent of earners already pay 71 percent of federal taxes on income…the highest percentage in the developed world.