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GOP tax plan offers costly table scraps for the middle class

GOP tax plan offers costly table scraps for the middle class

Even before the House Republicans released their tax plan on Thursday, polls showed that Americans weren’t happy with its primary goal — lowering the corporate tax rate. Most people just don’t see that as a pressing issue or economically beneficial. Even a majority of Republicans polled by the Pew Research Center this summer supported either raising corporate taxes or keeping the rates the same. So it’s no surprise that House leaders have instead touted their plan as a “middle class tax cut,” a truly misleading label when the financial benefits skew so overwhelmingly to large companies and the wealthy.

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