Republican Tax Bill Faces Challenges in Senate
Nothing is certain but death and debates about taxes. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson was the first Republican to publicly oppose the tax overhaul bill, saying it favored corporations over small businesses. Now more GOP senators have voiced concerns about the proposal, which cuts $1.5 trillion in taxes and repeals Obamacare’s individual mandate. That could jeopardize the hasty approval that Republican leaders need to score a legislative victory by the end of the year. The House passed their version today, but numbers aren’t so certain in the Senate.