GOP lawmaker calls Cantor tax cut a 'sugar high'

"Nor does H.R. 9 do much to promote economic growth because it does little to reward new productivity at the margin," he added. "At best it produces a one-year 'sugar high' until the bills come due."

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Several Democrats made the same point during debate on the bill, H.R. 9, by noting that it would add $46 billion to the budget deficit in just one year. House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorThree strategies to help Clinton build 'Team of Teams' David Brat may run for Senate if Kaine becomes VP The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Va.) said he would prefer comprehensive tax reform, but said a temporary tax cut is at least some short-term help to companies.

McClintock disagreed.

"Tax cuts without either spending reductions or real economic growth are an illusion," he said. "Real tax reform would permanently reduce the marginal tax rate for all businesses and cut government spending concurrently. This would encourage and reward growth, shift investment decisions from politicians to entrepreneurs, and not rob our economy of its future."

Other Republicans voting against the tax cut were Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashDozens of GOP lawmakers staying away from Trump's convention House uprising thwarts change to Patriot Act GOP angst grows over Trump MORE (Mich.), Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.), Jeff FortenberryJeff FortenberryConscience rights under threat in US Overnight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left Overnight Energy: Senate Dems block energy, water bill a third time MORE (Neb.), Raúl Labrador (Idaho), Steven LaTourette (Ohio), Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisGOP probes EPA response to NY state water contamination Diversity of House GOP at risk in 2016 election GOP threatens Kerry with another Keystone subpoena MORE (Wyo.), Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Reid RibbleReid RibbleTrump muddies GOP message on protecting the Constitution The emerging fundraising rebellion GOP fears next Trump blowup MORE (Wis.) and Rob WoodallRob WoodallLawmakers backed embargo, but now want local flights to Cuba House appoints negotiators for highway bill talks with Senate House passes 5B highway bill MORE (Ga.). Rep. Frank WolfFrank WolfBenghazi Report and Hillary: What it means for Philadelphia Lobbying World Overnight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge MORE (R-Va.) voted "present."

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