‘I don’t think it’s going to help’: In a pro-Trump area, many voters are skeptical of GOP tax plan - The Washington Post

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Ron Stephens, 49, of Troy, Mich., looks on during a bowling game at 5 Star Lanes on Wednesday in neighboring Sterling Heights. (Sean Proctor for The Washington Post) STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — On a busy weeknight at the 5 Star Lanes bowling alley in this Detroit suburb that voted heavily for President Trump, there was little excitement about the Republican plan to cut taxes. A 60-year-old retiree bowling with a group of girlfriends said she’s tired of the middle class having to pay more so the wealthy can become even wealthier. A few lanes away, a middle-aged woman with frizzy gray hair said that the more she hears about the plan, the more she hates it. And a group of young guys in matching s..

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