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Senator Ron Johnson Becomes First Republican To Oppose Tax Bill

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) just announced he opposes the Senate Republican tax package, saying it unfairly benefits corporations more than other types of businesses.

“If they can pass it without me, let them,” Mr. Johnson told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Wednesday. “I’m not going to vote for this tax package.

As the Journal reports, Johnson’s announcement is bad news for Republicans, who can only afford two GOP defections to pass their tax reform plan.

Other Republican senators have already voiced concerns that the plan will add to the budget deficit and raise taxes on middle-class Americans. It’s not clear if others will publicly announce their opposition to the tax bill.

As of this writing, Johnson’s office has not responded to a request for comment on this report.

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