Bob Corker was a hold out, opposing the deficit generating GOP tax plan. Along comes Senator Cronyn slipping in a provision giving "real estate" moguls like Corker a tax break. Corker switches his vote in support of the plan.
Welcome to the swamp.
"Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was still scrambling to do damage control Monday after it was revealed that he switched his vote on the GOP tax bill to yes soon after a tax deduction was added that could benefit his real estate investments.
Asked on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday about the late addition to the tax bill, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said it was meant to “cobble together votes” to pass the Republican measure. Corker was the only GOP senator remaining Friday who had declared his opposition to the bill. But by the end of the day, after the new deduction became part of the final bill, he issued a surprise statement announcing that he was backing the tax bill because it was an “opportunity” for business. Voting on the bill is expected to begin Tuesday.
Corker had long been opposed to the tax bill because of projections it would add an estimated $1 trillion to the federal budget deficits over 10 years. It’s possible that the latest version of the bill (with the government getting even less money with the new deduction) could mean even worse news for the nation’s debt. Corker’s switch was “so troubling” because nothing about his concerns about the deficit were addressed, tweeted Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)." The Huffington Post
The Corker flip flop reveals the ugly truth about the GOP controlled Senate. The Senate remains a political swamp. Bob Corker stepped into that swamp by signing onto a deficit generating tax bill that he did not read.
It is no wonder that 65% of Americans think this tax plan is for the rich.