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House Budget Republican says Dems' proposed vape tax contradicts claim they stand for the poor
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Congressional Democrats' vape tax is betraying the party's claim that they stand up for the poor, Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., told FOX Business on Sunday.
FOX Business previously reported on Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth's amendment, which included a controversial nicotine tax. Critics say that in doing so, Yarmuth is assigning extra costs to the vaping industry, that not only competes with tobacco, but is thought to benefit public health by providing an alternative to smoking. These types of taxes have also been criticized as highly regressive as they tend to disproportionately impact low-income Americans.