McMorris Rodgers Fields Tax Overhaul Questions Via Twitter Q&A

House GOP chairwoman is the first member of leadership to use the tool

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers took questions on Twitter about the Republicans’ tax overhaul plan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers took questions on Twitter about the Republicans’ tax overhaul plan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted September 28, 2017 at 12:45pm

Republicans have rolled out their new tax overhaul plan, and Americans may have some questions.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers took to Twitter to take questions through the Twitter Q&A tool, which allows her to respond to tweets by video. The House Republican Conference chairwoman is the first member of leadership to explore this option.

McMorris Rodgers asked Wednesday for people to send her questions using the hashtag #taxreform.

On Thursday morning, the Washington Republican started answering them.

The first question she answered was, “Why 25% for pass through corporations?”

“When you hear pass throughs, we’re talking about small business owners. They don’t file as corporations, they file individually,” the chairwoman answered. “They are over taxed. Our proposal is to bring down these rates to the 1930s we can create more jobs, more opportunities, for everyone in this country.”

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The second question wasn’t necessarily a softball. A user asked, “Yes, why do you plan to place more burdens on the middle class and the poor?”

“Not true, this plan is for everyday Americans, hardworking men and woman, all across this country, doing their part,” McMorris Rodgers said. “This plan includes a doubling of the standard dedication, more money in your pocket, an enhanced child tax credit. This means you get to decide how to spend those dollars. Maybe you’ll want to put it towards education, retirement, or a well-deserved vacation.”