- A handful of House Republicans already declared opposition
- Other quiet whispers of concern question pass-through rules
After a display of unity for the unveiling of an ambitious plan to slash individual and corporate taxes, some House Republicans began late Thursday to pick out the parts of the tax legislation they don’t like.
The ink was barely dry on the first draft when at least four Republicans declared they would vote against the bill in its current form. While the early opponents represent high-tax states that would get slammed by the plan’s elimination of state and local income-tax deductions, several other areas began to emerge as points of contention as Republicans sifted through the 429-page bill.
“I’m trying to get my arms around it,” Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina…