Watch GOP Lawmaker Crash And Burn Trying To Defend Trump’s Tax Plan
The more the American people learn about the Republican tax reform plan, the more they recognize that it’s just another massive handout to wealthy individuals and big corporations at the expense of millions of middle and lower-income Americans. Now Republicans are having a hard time justifying it.
Appearing on MCNBC Wednesday, GOP Rep. Mark Walker got himself into a jam when he tried to defend the Republican tax plan, specifically, a provision in the proposal that would end the tax credit for families with adopted children and instead slash the estate tax for a handful of wealthy families.
During the interview, host Chris Hayes asked Walker why families who have adopted a child should be forced to give up their tax credit “so that Donald Trump’s family can inherit more of Donald Trump’s money.” The Republican lawmaker was forced to admit the provision is bad for taxpayers, but he would still vote for it.
The exchange between Hayes and Walker shows how much these Republican members of Congress are influenced not by their constituents – the folks they’re supposed to represent – but by wealthy donors.
One Republican member of Congress, Chris Collins of New York, even admitted that his vote is heavily influenced by campaign contributors, saying: “My donors are basically saying get it done or don’t ever call me again.”
While Republicans worry about their donors abandoning them for not passing a tax reform plan that caters to the wealthy, it will be the voters saying “don’t ever call me again” if they do ram it through Congress.
Watch the video below from MSNBC:
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) November 9, 2017