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GOP Tactics to Push Through Tax Bill Mimic Failed Obamacare Repeal Efforts
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GOP Tactics to Push Through Tax Bill Mimic Failed Obamacare Repeal Efforts

Author Andrew Schwartz maintains that congressional Republicans' latest tax bill uses the same opaque process as their earlier efforts to repeal health care.

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  • Andrew Schwartz

Over the summer, congressional Republicans unsuccessfully used an opaque process to pass legislation that would have taken health care away from millions of Americans. Today, with failed Obamacare repeals in the rearview mirror (at least for now), they have again teamed up with the Trump administration to cut taxes on the wealthy, corporations and foreign investors.

It does not seem that they learned any lessons from the health care failures: Congressional Republicans insisted on calling the same play again on taxes using the same process, bolstered by spurious and misleading facts despite little public support.

The above excerpt was originally published in Morning Consult. Click here to view the full article.

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Andrew Schwartz

Senior Policy Analyst