Removing the 18 billion dollar tax is a smokescreem to get Republican, but any Republican who still votes for it is cowardly opportunist. With or without the tax, it's an anti-business bill that goes against free market principles. This is a prime example of government intervention becoming a means to control private enterprise, and an example of more government regulation to "fix" prior regulation. This is bill is an excuse to expand power.
We're moving so far from free market principles no one knows what principles are being violated -- congress pretends they're fixing flaws in the free market, but they know better -- they know there's no free market and hasn't been for a long long time. The country should be ashamed.