GOP Tax Plan Strangely Singles Out Steph Curry

The newly proposed GOP tax plan has been a hot topic lately. Who will it help? Who will it hurt? We’ll let the political experts debate over that. What we know for sure about this plan is that it oddly mentions one—and only one—U.S. citizen: NBA player Stephen Curry.

Here’s the excerpt where Curry’s name appears:

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system. Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop.

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Curry responded to this political cameo in a post-game interview on ESPN saying: “It was weird … but mama I made it!”

One has to wonder why the folks on The Hill have Steph Curry on their mind. Perhaps they haven’t forgotten the very public feud between he and President Trump over his refusal to accept an invitation to the White House.

The excerpt above can be easily found in a document intended to clarify the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” against expected criticisms of the plan. You can find that document here.

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You can read the actual “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” here.

 

**Edited: This article initially did not include the clarifying document from The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.

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