The GOP Had One Big Divide On Health Care. It Has Three On Taxes.

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Remember how divided Republicans in Washington were on their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act? Well, they are even more divided so far on their push to change America’s tax system — a bad sign for a party desperate for a big achievement in a year in which they control both houses of Congress and the presidency.

The congressional GOP divide on Obamacare repeal was fairly simple and one dimensional: a bloc of conservative members (such as the House Freedom Caucus and senators like Utah’s Mike Lee and Kentucky’s Rand Paul) who wanted to eliminate as much of the ACA as possible versus a group of more moderate Republicans (such as Maine Sen. Susan Collins) who wanted to preserve