News aggregator Matt Drudge tweeted Wednesday that recent GOP legislative failures have shattered the “illusion there is a difference between parties.”
Drudge said that the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare and now the possibility they raise taxes on the wealthy proves that they aren’t any different than Democrats.
“First keep Obamacare, now raise taxes on top earners?” he tweeted. “At least illusion there is difference between parties is finished once and for all!”
First keep Obamacare, now raise taxes on top earners? At least illusion there is difference between parties is finished once and for all!
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) September 27, 2017
The third Republican effort to reform health care in the Senate failed again on Tuesday, leaving the GOP with little chance to get a repeal and replace effort passed before the reconciliation period is over. When reconciliation ends, the GOP will need to get 60 votes to pass legislation rather than a simple majority, making reform that much more difficult.
Now, Republicans are shifting their focus to tax reform, with some conservatives concerned that President Trump may be interested in raising taxes on the wealthy. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon hoped to raise the upper tax rate to 44 percent, although legislative affairs director Marc Short said that was not “on the table.”
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