6 Months Since Passage, GOP Tax Scam for the Rich is Getting Even More Unpopular

Minds are going to change and people are going to change their view on [the GOP Tax Scam for the rich].” – Speaker Ryan, December 2017


Contrary to what the Speaker believes, the GOP Tax Scam for the rich is actually becoming less and less popular by the day, six months since it passed the House.  And that’s because the tax scam adds $2 trillion to the deficit, ransacks the future of our children to hand massive handouts to big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent and sells out Medicare, Medicaid and the middle class.

Below are articles that reveal the scathing reality about the GOP Tax Scam, more than 180 days after its passage:

Vox: The Republican tax law is becoming less popular, not more

It’s been six months since President Donald Trump’s December signing into law the Republican tax cuts. During that time, the measure appears to have become less popular — not more. The GOP’s big 2018 midterms sales pitch isn’t working out exactly how party leaders thought it would.

Public opinion on the tax law has “never been positive,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement accompanying the results, “but potentially growing uncertainty about how American taxpayers will be affected does not seem to be helping the GOP’s prospects in November” … Broadly, most polling shows the tax law is more disliked than liked by Americans.

The Hill: Will tax law help GOP? It’s a mystery six months in

Most polls have also found the tax law is viewed unfavorably. Recent polls from Quinnipiac and Monmouth Universities have each found disapproval of the law exceeding approval by 7 percentage points.

Bloomberg: GOP Leaders Want to Celebrate Tax Cuts, But Few Are Listening

Republican leaders wanted to tout the six-month anniversary of their tax cuts this week. The rest of Washington was too busy to join the fanfare.

Approval of the Republican tax law has slipped six points in the last two months, according to a Monmouth University poll released earlier this week.

Perceptions of the tax law aren’t positive even in Republican-dominated states — a Quinnipiac poll of Texas voters taken in April found that 45 percent disapproved of the law.

Democrats continue to fight for real, bipartisan tax reform that creates jobs, reduces the deficit and puts the middle class first with A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.  

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