Senate tax bill to now repeal the individual mandate…

Well this is good news. Too bad they had to be dragged to this kicking and screaming so to speak:

DC EXAMINER – Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they would include language in their tax reform bill that would repeal Obamacare’s requirement that everyone buy health insurance.

“We are optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal will be helpful,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters. “And that is obviously the view of the Senate Finance Committee Republicans as well.”

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, predicted, “We are going to repeal the individual mandate” in the tax bill. And Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., confirmed the plan and said the money saved would help the GOP deliver a tax cut to the middle class.

“It will be distributed in the form of middle-income tax relief,” Thune said. “It will give us even more of an opportunity to really distribute relief to middle income cohorts that could benefit from it.”

Republicans made the announcement following a closed-door meeting with rank-and-file members.

Ted Cruz called for this last week, but one of the GOP leaders in the Senate said they weren’t “going in that direction”.

Then Trump tweets about it yesterday and all of a sudden the Senate is excited about doing it?


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