Nov 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Paul Ryan claims House GOP tax plan is "not unpopular"

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., defends the GOP tax reform plan. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn't think there will be a similar political backlash to Republicans trying to pass their tax reform plan as they faced when trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "We're going to be just fine politically," he predicted, because he argues "we're not doing this for political benefit."

By the numbers: Americans remain skeptical of the GOP tax plan. FiveThirtyEight notes that only 25% of people think it's a good idea and 50% of Americans oppose the plan entirely, according to a Washington Post survey from this week.

Go deeper: The Tax Policy Center assesses that 7% of Americans would get a tax hike under the GOP plan ... The winners and losers under the plan.

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