Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 17.
It's got just as good a shot as anyone else at getting it right, because as we all know, what's said on the election trail often is different than the post-inaugural reality.
But the GOP needs to prove that there really is strength in numbers and that the party actually can get something done, especially since the 2018 Congressional elections will come quickly and the balance of power may change.
So you may actually see tax reform in 2017.
It's a good clue, mainly because it is revenue neutral, compared to Trump's. Although Ryan and his cronies created a plan based on the notion that the money saved in taxes will go back into the economy, we know that's often a crap shoot. (Just ask the Kansas Governor Sam Brownback how his tax cuts turned out.)
Still, "Ryan's plan is more thought-out and has the support of the Ways and Means Committee," notes Mark Luscombe, principal analyst at Wolters Kluwer, a tax and accounting services company. It also offers a 14-line tax return for many taxpayers.
So it's a good starting point as you're shaking your Magic 8 Ball.
Here's a little cheat sheet of what may affect your individual tax return - and what, if anything, you should do now about it.