The weirdest part of the Republican tax bill almost sunk the whole effort earlier this week. As you've probably heard, the centerpiece of the tax plan is a massive cut in the federal tax that corporations pay on their profits. But technically only C-corporations pay it — about 5 percent of all businesses, as of 2011. The rest pay taxes by an alternative route. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) were both upset that the latter group is getting a raw deal compared to...


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