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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:30 AM

Poll finds Republican tax cut remains unpopular

Source: Wall Stree Journal via Marketwatch

More people view the Republican tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found, but Americans see the GOP as better equipped than Democrats to handle taxes, trade and other economic issues.

The result is a mixed bag for the Republican Party, which has been hoping to battle political headwinds in the midterm elections by promoting the tax cut that Congress approved four months ago and by celebrating improvements in the economy. The poll also found that Americans see the Democratic Party as better able than the GOP to handle other prominent policy issues, including sexual harassment, health care and gun violence.

As the midterm campaign heats up, Republicans have aimed to make a central campaign issue of the tax cut, which passed with no Democratic support and was signed by President Donald Trump in December.

Ever since its enactment, the tax plan has been more unpopular than popular, Journal/NBC News polls found. Republicans hoped that would change after the law began to take effect, as more money showed up in paychecks and Republicans did more to explain the benefits. The new poll found that 27% of respondents thought the law was a good idea, while 36% thought it was a bad idea. Opinion split largely along party lines, but even among Republicans support was far from unanimous: 56% of Republicans thought the law was a good idea.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/poll-finds-republican-tax-cut-remains-unpopular-2018-04-16

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UpInArms Apr 2018 OP
bronxiteforever Apr 2018 #1
Bengus81 Apr 2018 #5
bronxiteforever Apr 2018 #11
Gothmog Apr 2018 #2
BeyondGeography Apr 2018 #3
lagomorph777 Apr 2018 #7
jpak Apr 2018 #4
lagomorph777 Apr 2018 #8
DylanUSC Apr 2018 #6
TheRealNorth Apr 2018 #9
CountAllVotes Apr 2018 #10
CrispyQ Apr 2018 #12
LiberalLovinLug Apr 2018 #13
riversedge Apr 2018 #16
scarytomcat Apr 2018 #14
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2018 #15

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:35 AM

1. GOP spent last 8 years drumming balanced budgets

And deficit reduction. Their tax bill does the reverse of that and it does it on steroids.
The phrase cognitive dissonance comes to mind.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:47 AM

5. Then Republicans tried to amend the Constitution last week

That would require a balanced budget AFTER giving Corporations and the RICH their tax break of a lifetime. Gosh...now just HOW could that happen? Simple....GUT,roll back,repeal,shit can ANY and all programs that would help anyone not in their tax bracket.

Luckily it failed by a good margin in the House.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:27 AM

11. i dont think that typical gop bs works

In light of their continual attacks on President Obama on budgets. They can’t run from an almost decade of propaganda.
I believe our party’s strategy of repealing and replacing the tax bill will work well during the midterm elections and also when we get back Congress. So here’s to a blue tsunami this fall!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:40 AM

2. These tax cuts are a scam

Voters can see that they are getting no benefit from these tax cuts

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:42 AM

3. What tax cut?

Said the vast majority of taxpayers.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:51 AM

7. Middle class tax hike; billionaire tax cut.

How the hell do people recognize the "tax cut" is a scam, but still trust the RePutins to handle taxes? WTF?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:46 AM

4. It's going to be more unpopular when people do their 2018 tax filings in 2019

They are going to get hammered.

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:52 AM

8. Unfortunately a few months too late to help in the election.



Not a coincidence I'm sure.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:49 AM

6. Certainly with good reason too: TAXES (HBO) with John Oliver April 15, 2018

 

This by John Oliver is great.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:53 AM

9. They are trying

to make it popular. I just got a 8" x 10" flyer from Jason Lewis (MN-02) touting the tax bill. According to his numbers, the "average" family of 4 will receive a tax cut of $3154. The front of the flyer was a check made out to me for $3154.00. Except on the front, they say that the $3154 figure is the average wage increase according to the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:04 AM

10. It is not unpopular with the rich

The richies I know are drooling all over themselves bragging about all of the money they have, now more than ever!

They don't give a damn about the deficit. All they care about is ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!! Greedy SOBs the lot of 'em IMO!! I've heard, "Oh goody! I now have all the money I will need for the rest of my life!". I kid you not! Sickening!




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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:03 AM

12. This is the problem:

Americans see the GOP as better equipped than Democrats to handle taxes, trade and other economic issues.


I read an article a few weeks ago about farmers concern over the trade tariffs. One said he probably wouldn't vote for Trump again, but he wouldn't commit to vote for a dem, either. The author of the article stated that dems are good at policy but terrible at politics & I thought, "Damn! He hit the nail on the head with that observation."

There is a huge segment of republicans who would rather not vote than vote for a democrat. This is what the dems are up against, & dem leadership seems to be completely oblivious to it. For 35+ years, rural America has been brainwashed by the likes of Limbaugh & Fox to think it's the dems fault that things aren't as rosy as they used to be, because the libtards gave all the nice things to the uppity women, minorities, & gays.

The dems have dropped the ball on marketing. I wish dem leadership would have read George Lakoff's book, "Moral Politics" back when it came out. Lakoff asserts that people are emotionally attached to their political views. It's not good enough to say, "Hey, our policies will be better for you. Here's our platform page–check it out." You have to appeal to them emotionally, too. The repubs know this & come up with slogans like No Child Left Behind. Clean Skies, Healthy Forests. They don't care that they aren't truthful, the slogans appeal to people. What do the dems have? A Better Deal.

An example: The GOP frequently call the dems "tax & spend dems." Why don't the dems ever counter with "tax cut & spend republicans?" That phrase should be as common as the tax & spend phrase, by now, but it isn't.

The dems better sharpen their marketing game, cuz with all the shenanigans in our electoral process, they are going to need bigger & bigger turnout & margins, to beat the rigged system.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:52 PM

13. this

Its a common problem around the world even. Conservatives have managed to foment the myth of being the better managers of the economy. Even though the stats do not support them. Right wing administrations also have more convictions of financial fraud, and other ethical crimes.

Its frustrating. It doesn't matter with evidence right in front of their eyes. Clinton's economy blossomed with a surplus. Dubya almost immediately spent it all and sent the country into a depression as he left. He also raised the debt to record levels, and government spending was also record levels. Obama digs us out, and Trump and the GOP have passed a tax scam bill that will cost billions more than they can take in. Their double sided sword of course is used to then cut social spending to make it up, theoretically at least.

The MSM is also to blame. They love to follow narratives, stereotypes. Its lazy but it also reaffirms peoples beliefs. The Democrats just seem to lack any kind of marketing PR strategy whatsoever. You'd think with all their connections to the entertainment industry they'd be able to have the best minds working on that aspect of their party's communication.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 09:48 AM

16. Yes, Dems will really NEED a MASSIVE #GOTV 🌊🌊🌊 #FlipItBlue #BlueWave2018 #VoteThemOUT

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 03:51 PM

14. borrow and spend republicans

dems need to get out the fact that cons are bad for the economy
supply side is crap
tax cut do not increase tax revenue
tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs
republican policies caused all the economic crashes
Why can't dems hammer these points

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:18 PM

15. Kick

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