National Sales Tax Is A Disaster For GOP
Kevin McCarthy promised that the national sales tax bill would be considered, and that commitment has turned into a disaster for House Republicans.
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The national sales tax bill appeared to come out of nowhere, but it is an idea that has been kicking around the Republican Party for decades. I have been covering presidential campaigns since 2004, and the national sales tax has come up in at least one open Republican presidential primary debate since 1996. Funny enough, incumbent Republican presidents who are running for reelection don’t advocate raising taxes on every American.
Kevin McCarthy had to make all sorts of promises to get elected speaker, but the national sales tax might be his most damaging to the entire party.
Politico reported that House Republicans are fleeing their own proposal:
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has backed his fellow Republicans into a corner with one of the promises he made to his far-right flank…
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