The GOP tax plan has a "real estate" provision that will benefit Bob Corker. Was the provision slid in to appease Corker?
"Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, vehemently disputed Monday reports that a provision to expand tax breaks for real-estate developers was added last minute into the Senate bill to win a key vote.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that a provision was included into the last version of the bill that would benefit -- among other types of businesses -- real-estate developers like Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, who announced Friday he would support the latest version of the tax bill after voting against an earlier version.
The International Business Times broke the news about the provision and how it would benefit someone like Corker.
Corker rejected that he'd flipped his vote because of the provision and said he wasn't even aware of how the bill structured taxes for real estate limited liability corporations when he announced his support Friday. Instead, he demanded Sunday night that Hatch provide the reasons the tax break was included and release them publicly." (CNN) To find out more about the tangled web surrounding this provision click here.