“Republicans see a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul the U.S. tax code. Just weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, they are getting a taste of why such attempts are always confounding—every action creates an equal and opposite reaction,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“A linchpin of the House Republicans’ tax plan, an approach called ‘border adjustment,’ has split Republicans and fractured the business world into competing coalitions before a bill has even been drafted.”
“A border-adjusted tax would impose a levy on imports, including components used in manufacturing, and exempt exports altogether. Opposing it are retailers, car dealers, toy manufacturers, Koch Industries Inc., oil refiners and others that say it would drive up import costs and force them to raise prices.”Save to Favorites