"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."
"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 Amash (Mich.), Paul Broun (Ga.), Jeff Fortenberry (Neb.), Raúl Labrador (Idaho), Steven LaTourette (Ohio), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Reid Ribble (Wis.) and Rob Woodall (Ga.). Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) voted "present."