"Does it have to
be, what they would say, revenue neutral? Or do you have to have
an offset like with the border adjustment tax? ... I think
there's been a lot of flexibility in terms of some of my
contacts in conservatives in terms of not making it totally
offset ...," Meadows said in an interview on ABC's "This Week
with George Stephanopoulos."
A fiscal conservative, Meadows had said that tax reform depended
on the repeal of Obamacare in order to offset the likely cost of
President Donald Trump has already said he will move on from
dealing with healthcare to his tax plans and in a tweet on
Sunday morning blamed the Freedom Caucus for keeping Obamacare
"Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the
help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned
Parenthood & Ocare!" he tweeted.
Meadows, whose group was pivotal in sinking the Republican plan
to repeal Obamacare in the House, said he had not yet given up
on efforts to reform healthcare before tackling tax reform.
"I still believe that there is a good chance, if moderates and
conservatives can come together, that we repeal and replace
Obamacare, bring premiums down, cover more people," he said.
(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir and Doina Chiacu; Editing by
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