Patty Murray

Senate tax plan goes from bad to worse

Senate tax plan goes from bad to worse

The political logic of Senate Republicans latest idea for a tax cut package is difficult to grasp. GOP senators were unable to coalesce around a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act because some were unwilling to take a vote that would mean millions fewer Americans would have health insurance coverage and that would make the marketplaces where others bought their coverage go haywire. Turns out, that idea wasn’t so popular with the voters back home. So now, confronted with the reality that voters are also not much interested in the party’s driving ambition to cut corporate tax rates much farther than, say, Mitt Romney ever contemplated, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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