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KEY VOTE ALERT: Republican Tax Scam Passes Ways & Means Committee

Tough Amendment Votes Will Also Haunt Vulnerable House Republicans

In response to House Republicans passing their Tax Scam through the Ways and Means Committee, DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law issued the following statement:

The Republican Tax Scam is nothing more than huge tax cuts for the rich and big corporations, paid for by tax increases on millions of middle class families,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. “House Republicans’ decision to push forward with this Tax Scam despite strong opposition from hardworking Americans will haunt them at the ballot box in 2018.”

In case you missed it, here’s a look at some of the latest national polling on the Republican Tax Scam…

Washington Post (Oct. 29-Nov.1, 2017)

  • 33% support Trump’s tax plan, while 50% oppose
  • Six in 10 say Trump’s proposals on cutting taxes favor the rich, a perception that has dogged Republican efforts in pursuing tax restructuring for months
  • 58% of those with incomes under $50,000 oppose Trump’s tax plan
  • 56% believe Trump is doing a “not so good” or “poor” job improving the federal tax system

NBC/WSJ Poll (Oct. 23-26, 2017)

  • Only 25% of Americans think President Trump’s tax plan is a good idea
  • Only 19 percent think the plan will improve the economy “a great deal” or “quite a bit,” compared with a combined 66 percent who answer “just some” or “not at all.”

CBS News (Oct. 27-30, 201)

  • Only 28% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing on taxes, 50% disapprove
  • A majority — 56 percent — in the CBS News poll said Trump’s tax cut plan would most benefit the rich

Reuters/Ipsos (Oct. 20-23, 2017)

  • Fewer than a third of Americans (28%) support Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan
  • More than two-thirds of registered voters said reducing the U.S. federal budget deficit is more important than cutting taxes for the wealthy or for corporations.

CNN Poll (Oct. 12-15, 2017)

  • 52% oppose of the tax reform proposals made by the Trump Administration
  • 31% of Americans think they and their families will be worse off if the plans are passed and signed into law, only 24% think they will be better off
  • 68% of Democrats and 47% of Republicans said that tax cuts for lower-income Americans should be prioritized over deficit reduction.

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