March 14, 2017

MEANS TEST EVERYTHING:

Thune proposal would means-test tax credits in House bill (Caitlin Owens, 3/14/17, Axios)

Sen. John Thune, the third-highest ranking member of the Senate, is working on a proposal to partially means test the tax credits in the House Obamacare repeal and replacement bill.

In a sit-down with Axios, Thune said he wants to avoid "creating a new middle class entitlement," which the current House bill could do by spreading the federal assistance too far up the income scale. Instead, his proposal would give more assistance to low-income people and cap the assistance at a lower income level than it currently is. "It would be a more progressive-type benefit," he said.

Give everyone an HSA at birth, fully funded to at least 18. Means test all public benefits, including tax breaks.

Posted by at March 14, 2017 4:50 PM

  

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