“Republicans are campaigning on just the opposite”
In addition to their multiple calls for greater gun control, Democrats have found another message they believe is a winner for the 2018 midterms. They want to repeal the GOP tax cuts. They can’t stand the idea of people being allowed to keep more of their own money.
Lewis K. Uhler and Peter J. Ferrara write at the Washington Times:
New threat to tax cuts
Congressional Democrats are campaigning for control of Congress in November on a pledge to repeal the recent tax reform tax cuts. That would increase taxes on working people and their employers, taking back the jobs, bonuses, pay raises, and economic growth and recovery that tax reform is already producing.
Republicans are campaigning on just the opposite. They pledge to make the tax-reform tax cuts permanent, which they couldn’t do last year because not a single Democrat in Congress would vote for the tax cuts or to break a Senate filibuster.
The contest over tax reform, which has become epic, was intensified by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to not seek re-election to Congress. Tax reform is his legacy as much as President Donald Trump’s, as it became that of Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy. The stakes for this November — and for America’s future well-being — are overwhelming…
But repealing the tax-reform tax cuts — as Democrats pledge if their congressional majorities are restored this year — would reverse these middle-class tax cuts, replacing them with tax increases for the middle class instead. That would raise taxes on average middle-class families by more than $2,000 annually.
Bernie Sanders may be an independent, but we all know which team he votes with, especially when it comes to spending other people’s money. Justin Caruso writes at the Daily Caller:
Bernie Sanders’ Tax Day Message: We Want To Raise Your Taxes
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has a super popular idea on tax day — repeal the Republican tax cuts and raise people’s taxes.
We have a rigged tax code that has essentially legalized tax dodging for large corporations. It’s time to repeal the Trump tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations and rebuild the disappearing middle class. #TaxDay
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 17, 2018
Sanders also retweeted this video from Keith Ellison:
The Republican tax bill gives 83% of its benefits to the Top 1%. That’d be bad enough. But there’s more in there to hurt workers. It incentivizes corporations to outsource jobs. pic.twitter.com/WWpzKt2nB9
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) April 17, 2018
Finally, here’s Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer on CNBC talking about raising taxes. He also says that tax reform is going to create more debt than President Obama created, if you can believe it:
Does anyone else think this strategy is a bit problematic?
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