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Calif. Rep. Issa a 'No' on Tax Bill: 'We Can Do Better Than This'

Calif. Rep. Issa a 'No' on Tax Bill: 'We Can Do Better Than This'
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (Molly Riley/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 November 2017 04:52 PM

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Tuesday he will not vote for the Republican tax reform bill in its current form.

"I think that we can do better than this," Issa told the L.A. Times.

Issa was the first of California's 13 House Republicans to reveal his opposition to the bill, and although he did not explain what changes he would like to see, he did question the effectiveness of the proposed individual tax cuts.

"They say the average person is going to get a reduction, and yet many, many people in my district are going to see a tax increase, because we have wanted to give tax reductions over and above those that stimulate the economy," he continued. "I am concerned about making sure we don't give away so much that isn't economically necessary and, then at the same time, tell certain people that they have to pay tax increases."

He added a defense for the deduction on state and local taxes, which is used by one in three Californians, telling the Times that people should not have to pay taxes on their income twice.

"I don't think paying your state income tax involuntarily is a loophole," Issa said. "Very few people would say that state income tax is a loophole."

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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said he is a "no" on the GOP tax reform bill, saying "we can do better than this."
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