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    Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Come on, Republicans. You have a golden opportunity to pass a bill that simplifies the tax code and gives permanent tax relief to the people you most need to get on your side - the middle class. You need to live up to your promise to reduce the deficit. You need to at least put forth the appearance of not wanting to help the wealthy and the corporations.

    But you didn't. This bill is bad, and will negatively impact you for a very long time. This is history repeating itself. Look at what the ACA did to the Democrats.

    It's depressing.

    With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    Opposition to the bill has grown 10 points since early November, and 55% now oppose it. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code.

    Related: Full poll results

    Two-thirds see the bill as doing more to benefit the wealthy than the middle class (66%, vs. 27% who say it'll do more to benefit the middle class) and almost four in 10 (37%) say that if the bill becomes law, their own family will be worse off. That's grown five points since early November. Just 21% say they'll be better off if the bill becomes law.


    President Donald Trump, the bill's salesperson-in-chief, lands at an overall 35% approval rating in this poll, his worst mark yet in CNN polling by one point. Trump's approval ratings continue to be the lowest for any modern president at this point in his presidency. As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump.

    More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President's handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Come on, Republicans. You have a golden opportunity to pass a bill that simplifies the tax code and gives permanent tax relief to the people you most need to get on your side - the middle class. You need to live up to your promise to reduce the deficit. You need to at least put forth the appearance of not wanting to help the wealthy and the corporations.

    But you didn't. This bill is bad, and will negatively impact you for a very long time. This is history repeating itself. Look at what the ACA did to the Democrats.

    It's depressing.

    With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    Opposition to the bill has grown 10 points since early November, and 55% now oppose it. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code.

    Related: Full poll results

    Two-thirds see the bill as doing more to benefit the wealthy than the middle class (66%, vs. 27% who say it'll do more to benefit the middle class) and almost four in 10 (37%) say that if the bill becomes law, their own family will be worse off. That's grown five points since early November. Just 21% say they'll be better off if the bill becomes law.


    President Donald Trump, the bill's salesperson-in-chief, lands at an overall 35% approval rating in this poll, his worst mark yet in CNN polling by one point. Trump's approval ratings continue to be the lowest for any modern president at this point in his presidency. As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump.

    More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President's handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.


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    What is bad about the bill?

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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    What is bad about the bill?

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    It hasn't been read by people who have been told to hate it, for one.
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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    I think Republicans are under serious pressure from their donors. I was just thinking the other day how good it would be for their party if they backed a bill that just cut taxes on the middle class. They could then come back later to write one for their donors and people wouldn't be so outraged. They're being really greedy and people are catching on.

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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    What is bad about the bill?

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    It's heavily slanted towards helping the ultra rich while boning the middle class. The feel-good cuts the middle class might see have an expiration date while the others for corporations and the top tier don't.

    Can you explain why it's a good idea to get rid of the tax credit teachers could claim for buying supplies for their classrooms? Those freeloaders need to pay more so we can cut the estate tax, right? What a grand idea!

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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's heavily slanted towards helping the ultra rich while boning the middle class. The feel-good cuts the middle class might see have an expiration date while the others for corporations and the top tier don't.

    Can you explain why it's a good idea to get rid of the tax credit teachers could claim for buying supplies for their classrooms? Those freeloaders need to pay more so we can cut the estate tax, right? What a grand idea!
    Exactly. If this bill is gonna help out the middle class so much, why does it expire for them?
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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Come on, Republicans. You have a golden opportunity to pass a bill that simplifies the tax code and gives permanent tax relief to the people you most need to get on your side - the middle class. You need to live up to your promise to reduce the deficit. You need to at least put forth the appearance of not wanting to help the wealthy and the corporations.

    But you didn't. This bill is bad, and will negatively impact you for a very long time. This is history repeating itself. Look at what the ACA did to the Democrats.

    It's depressing.

    With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    Opposition to the bill has grown 10 points since early November, and 55% now oppose it. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code.

    Related: Full poll results

    Two-thirds see the bill as doing more to benefit the wealthy than the middle class (66%, vs. 27% who say it'll do more to benefit the middle class) and almost four in 10 (37%) say that if the bill becomes law, their own family will be worse off. That's grown five points since early November. Just 21% say they'll be better off if the bill becomes law.


    President Donald Trump, the bill's salesperson-in-chief, lands at an overall 35% approval rating in this poll, his worst mark yet in CNN polling by one point. Trump's approval ratings continue to be the lowest for any modern president at this point in his presidency. As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump.

    More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President's handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.


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    Polls are bull****.

    A total of 1,001 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell
    phones. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. Among the entire sample, 33% described themselves
    as Democrats, 23% described themselves as Republicans, and 44% described themselves as independents or
    members of another party
    They over sampled democrats, and WAY oversampled independents, who are typically liberals who dont want to be identified. And 1000 people certainly cant speak for the entire country. Meanwhile 50 million people voted for Republicans in the last election to do exactly what theyre doing.

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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Come on, Republicans. You have a golden opportunity to pass a bill that simplifies the tax code and gives permanent tax relief to the people you most need to get on your side - the middle class. You need to live up to your promise to reduce the deficit. You need to at least put forth the appearance of not wanting to help the wealthy and the corporations.

    But you didn't. This bill is bad, and will negatively impact you for a very long time. This is history repeating itself. Look at what the ACA did to the Democrats.

    It's depressing.

    With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    Opposition to the bill has grown 10 points since early November, and 55% now oppose it. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code.

    Related: Full poll results

    Two-thirds see the bill as doing more to benefit the wealthy than the middle class (66%, vs. 27% who say it'll do more to benefit the middle class) and almost four in 10 (37%) say that if the bill becomes law, their own family will be worse off. That's grown five points since early November. Just 21% say they'll be better off if the bill becomes law.


    President Donald Trump, the bill's salesperson-in-chief, lands at an overall 35% approval rating in this poll, his worst mark yet in CNN polling by one point. Trump's approval ratings continue to be the lowest for any modern president at this point in his presidency. As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump.

    More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President's handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.


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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Polls are bull****.



    They over sampled democrats, and WAY oversampled independents, who are typically liberals who dont want to be identified. And 1000 people certainly cant speak for the entire country. Meanwhile 50 million people voted for Republicans in the last election to do exactly what theyre doing.
    Nicely done. You hit every alt-right talking point in a single post.

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    Re: Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Come on, Republicans. You have a golden opportunity to pass a bill that simplifies the tax code and gives permanent tax relief to the people you most need to get on your side - the middle class. You need to live up to your promise to reduce the deficit. You need to at least put forth the appearance of not wanting to help the wealthy and the corporations.

    But you didn't. This bill is bad, and will negatively impact you for a very long time. This is history repeating itself. Look at what the ACA did to the Democrats.

    It's depressing.

    With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    Opposition to the bill has grown 10 points since early November, and 55% now oppose it. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code.

    Related: Full poll results

    Two-thirds see the bill as doing more to benefit the wealthy than the middle class (66%, vs. 27% who say it'll do more to benefit the middle class) and almost four in 10 (37%) say that if the bill becomes law, their own family will be worse off. That's grown five points since early November. Just 21% say they'll be better off if the bill becomes law.


    President Donald Trump, the bill's salesperson-in-chief, lands at an overall 35% approval rating in this poll, his worst mark yet in CNN polling by one point. Trump's approval ratings continue to be the lowest for any modern president at this point in his presidency. As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump.

    More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President's handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.


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    With the MSM spewing "news" of how bad (better for "the rich" is touted as bad?) this tax law change is then it is no surprise that it is unpopular. Unlike PPACA, which promised the average household a $2,500 annual savings, I suspect that the tax law changes will result in their advertised "raise" in the average paycheck.

    This puts the demorats into a bit of a bind - if they are against the tax reductions already in place by the 2018 elections then the only remedy is to run on a policy of proposing federal income tax increases. There are simply not enough millionaires (the top 5 to 7%?) to git-r-done (to raise over $1.5T more in tax revenue?) without resorting to delveing into the paychecks of those that consider (rightly or wrongly) themselves to be middle class. One must remember Feinstein's recent twitter lament that those with average homes (worth between $750K and $1M) are suffering a tax increase - that hardly seems consistent with the argument that "the rich" are getting a huge tax break.
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