Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Trump cabinet secretary Tom Price have had to backtrack their remarks on the subjects of tax cuts and ObamaCare’s individual mandate, respectively.
Rubio told The Economist he was skeptical over the impact of corporate tax cuts on the average American worker, which was met with criticism by those in his own party.
Price told a convention audience that the ObamaCare individual mandate will lead to higher premium prices, which was a point that he did not make while serving in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration.
Both had to issue statements to clear the air, Rubio reiterating his broader point on corporate tax cuts, not tax cuts in general, and Price clarifying his remarks of how the individual mandate, combined with existing parts of ObamaCare, is why he said premium prices will increase.
CNN cited these Republican political figures to buoy Democratic Party rhetoric that both tax cuts and ObamaCare are policy failures for the Republican Party. However, the analysis misses out on how tax cuts have led to bonuses for workers and how ObamaCare is a failing law.