Ryan: We Need To Do Tax Reform ‘Higher’ Than Health Care

Ryan: We want to do tax reform ‘better’ than health careHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said his party has already taken a lesson from the healthcare fight and applied it to another top goal: Tax reform.
As part of the ongoing GOP-wide negotiations about tax reform, Ryan said the House abandoned its controversial proposal to institute a Border Adjustment Tax, essentially a tax on imports, in the spirit of compromise.
“That is why the House, who offered the Border Adjustment Tax, realized that that was preventing us from getting consensus to get to tax reform,” the speaker said.
“Once we realized there is a perfectly viable way to tax reform without having to do that, we agreed to go that direction in the sake of consensus, so we can get this done.
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