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Why Did Congress Write Such an Unpopular Tax Bill? Ask Their Corporate Donors
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Why Did Congress Write Such an Unpopular Tax Bill? Ask Their Corporate Donors

Author Alex Tausanovitch asserts that congressional members' real motivation for passing the tax bill is to cater to their corporate donors.

The Senate has just passed one of the most unpopular bills in recent history, one that raises taxes on American families in order to pay for a permanent tax cut for corporations. In fact, according to political scientist Chris Warshaw, support for the current tax bill “is lower than any major legislation passed in (the) last three decades.”

The question is: Why would Congress pass a bill that is so unpopular?

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Authors

Alex Tausanovitch

Director, Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform