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Trump Tax Plan Could Hurt Vulnerable GOP Members

House Majority PAC released a new website slamming the new health care plan.

July 12, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Don­ald Trump “and his eco­nom­ic ad­visers have pro­posed end­ing the in­di­vidu­al fed­er­al tax de­duc­tion for state and loc­al taxes paid—a write-off with Civil-War era roots that has sur­vived past at­tempts to kill it. Ad­voc­ates for Trump’s plan have sold it in part as a way to shift more taxes onto high-in­come, high-tax states like Cali­for­nia, New York and New Jer­sey, all of which lean Demo­crat­ic.”

“But in real­ity, some of the most vul­ner­able House Re­pub­lic­ans in next year’s midterm elec­tions rep­res­ent dis­tricts that heav­ily use the state-and-loc­al de­duc­tion, a Bloomberg ana­lys­is of In­tern­al Rev­en­ue Ser­vice data shows. … Some of those dis­tricts already show troub­ling signs for in­cum­bents—13 sup­por­ted Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton in last year’s pres­id­en­tial elec­tion,” like Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL 06), the chair­man of the tax-policy pan­el. “A few Re­pub­lic­an House mem­bers who rep­res­ent dis­tricts with high prop­erty taxes have already said they plan to fight for keep­ing the de­duc­tion, in­clud­ing” Reps. Le­onard Lance (NJ-07) and Chris Collins (NY-27). (Bloomberg)

ON THE WEB. House Ma­jor­ity PAC un­veiled a new web­site “fea­tur­ing the com­pel­ling, first-hand ac­counts of real con­stitu­ents from 12 Re­pub­lic­an-held dis­tricts, who would be im­pacted by” the new GOP health plan. The site zer­oes in on pro­vi­sions like the “Age Tax” and Medi­caid roll­backs and tar­gets mem­bers in the fol­low­ing dis­tricts: Reps. Martha Mc­Sally (R-AZ 02), Bri­an Mast (R-FL 18), Mario Diaz-Bal­art (R-FL 25), Bruce Poli­quin (R-ME 02), Jack Berg­man (R-MI 01), Fred Up­ton (R-MI 06), Tim Wal­berg (R-MI 07), Mike Bish­op (R-MI 08), Dave Trott (R-MI 11), Sean Duffy (R-WI 07), Mike Galla­gh­er (R-WI 08) and Speak­er Paul Ry­an (R-WI 01). (re­lease)

AN AL­TERN­AT­IVE. Ten House Demo­crats re­leased a health care plan “to sta­bil­ize the in­di­vidu­al mar­ket while pro­tect­ing plans for people with pre-ex­ist­ing con­di­tions, keep­ing costs down for lower in­come folks, pro­mot­ing en­roll­ment and en­sur­ing every­one pays their fair share.” Reps. Ami Be­ra (CA-07), Ann Kuster (NH-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03), who could face com­pet­it­ive reelec­tion in 2018, all signed onto the plan. (re­lease)

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