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Rand Paul Crosses Party Lines And Calls Out Everyone On The Right For Their BS Tax Plan

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The tax plan being offered by President Donald Trump would be a disaster for the American people. Unfortunately, the Republican Party has demonstrated that it’s OK with attempting to enact disastrous pieces of legislation, almost passing Obamacare repeal bills that would have resulted in higher prices and lower coverage (or none at all) for millions.

The same holds true with tax policy — the plan offered by Trump would put millions of dollars into the pockets of the richest one percent (Trump had previously promised his bill wouldn’t help him or the wealthy). For the rest of the nation, it’s not so generous, even amounting to tax increases for some in the middle class.

Yet similar to how TrumpCare lost the confidence of a select group of GOP senators, the tax policy being pushed by the president is also finding a small list of Republican detractors, including libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

Earlier this week Paul sent out a tweet questioning whether this was a Republican bill at all, given that it hurts millions of Americans who are still struggling to make ends meet just barely a decade out from the Great Recession.

Paul didn’t state in his tweet that he would outright oppose the bill, but he did signal that he wasn’t happy with its initial findings. “Possibly 30 percent of [the] middle class gets a tax hike? I hope the final details are better than this,” he wrote in his tweet.

Another Republican senator, Bob Corker of Tennessee, also suggested he could become a possible ‘no’ vote. Corker, who recently announced he’d be retiring from the Senate in 2019, told Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that if “we are adding one penny to the deficit, I’m not going to be for it.”

Republicans currently hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate. If three GOP senators vote against a bill, and assuming every Democratic and independent senator votes against it as well, the bill cannot pass the upper chamber of Congress.

With both Corker and Paul showing signs of wavering, we can expect this bill to likely see the same challenges — perhaps even the same results — that President Trump’s healthcare bills saw.


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