Your Call: GOP tax bill -- what’s at stake, and what could stop it?

Nov 29, 2017

  

On Tuesday, the Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11, on party lines, to send the Republican tax bill to the floor for a full vote by as soon as Thursday.  

The GOP’s tax bill includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy and corporations. What’s at stake and what can stop it? What implications will it have for income inequality, jobs, and public services?  

Guests:

T.R. Reid, foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and author of A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

Arthur Delaney, senior reporter covering the tax reform debate for the Huffington Post

Web Resources:

HuffPost: Tax debate

The Washington Post: Don’t just cut the corporate tax rate. Eliminate it

The New York Times: Can’t Follow the Tax Debate? Read This

Washington Post: GOP’s new scheme to save Trump’s tax plan reveals the scam at its core

 The NY Times: Senators Scramble to Advance Tax Bill That Increasingly Rewards Wealthy