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Democrats Criticizing GOP for Their Own Proposal

Much hay has been made over a proposal to give a tax break to private planes. A Democratic senator wrote it.

By NTK Staff | 11.18.2017 @2:30pm
Democrats Criticizing GOP for Their Own Proposal

Democrats have been railing against the GOP tax plan for a supposed measure that would give a tax break for private planes. A tweet from Center for American Progress Fellow Topher Spiro picked up over 20,000 retweets, accusing the GOP plan of favoring the rich.

“The Senate tax bill includes a tax break for private aircraft. Can you believe this? Not a joke,” Spiro wrote on Twitter, linking to images of the proposal.

The claim was picked up by Democratic stars like Kamala Harris, who warned their liberal followers of the proposal.

The kicker? A Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote the proposal. Joe Perticone, a reporter at Business Insider pointed this fact out.

An article in Business Insider detailed the history of the proposal:

The change appears to be similar to a bill offered by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and cosponsored by GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. A separate bipartisan bill amending the same part of the tax code was also offered in the House.

If Democrats are having problems with proposals in the GOP tax plan, then perhaps they should stop writing them.

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