Rep. Tom MacArthur has the unique distinction of being the only member of the New Jersey Congressional delegation to vote in favor of the Republic tax overhaul bill, which provides windfalls for the nation’s wealthiest individuals while establishing a fully-realized corporate welfare state.
In supporting the bill, MacArthur voted in favor of adding nearly $1.5 trillion to the national deficit. He voted to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, resulting in four million Americans losing health care by 2019, and 13 million total by 2027, with premiums that will rise by 10 percent. He voted to expand 529 college savings accounts, intended to encourage families to save money for college, to cover K-12 expenses, including private school tuition and home schooling costs.
Oh, and MacArthur also found himself being the only New Jersey member of Congress to vote in favor of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil and gas drilling.
But despite a seemingly busy day undoing society and passing tax policies that favor wealthy politicians like him, Rep. MacArthur found time to get into a Twitter war with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman.
.@RepBonnie – your failed leadership in Trenton made NJ one of most unaffordable states & you recently voted against funding CHIP twice. Today, you voted against a tax cut for a majority of your constituents. Facts matter and they aren’t on your side.
— Tom MacArthur (@RepTomMacArthur) December 19, 2017
And more from BWC:
The harm this bill will have on NJ is beyond dispute. Our entire delegation voted against this bill except you. I wish you used your influence with GOP & Trump to encourage bipartisanship & come up with a deal that doesn’t disproportionately harm NJ and add $1.5 trillion in debt. https://t.co/DOU0Hp5Q9X
— Bonnie WatsonColeman (@RepBonnie) December 20, 2017
You have to wonder whose interests MacArthur serves, because it’s certainly not his constituents’.