Realtors blast proposal, saying it weakens key deduction, homebuilders sound more positive; administration wants industry on board
From left, NAR's Jamie Gregory, NAHB's Jerry Howard and FSR's Eric Hoplin
Oct. 6, 2017
By William Ehart
Association reactions to the Republican tax overhaul plan released in late September ran the gamut from seemingly wholehearted endorsement to outright opposition.
Most associations statements were in between—industries embracing the concept of tax overhaul while reserving judgment pending details yet to emerge. It was as if most wanted to sound a helpful note ahead of the inevitable fight over industry-specific tax breaks. One association executive said the White House is pressuring business groups not to oppose tax overhaul.